Mentor: Mengxi Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BBRB 836, 845 19th St. S, Birmingham, AL, (205)975-7960. mjiang@uab.edu

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study host cell interactions with BK and JC polyomavirus, two human DNA tumor viruses that cause severe disease in immunosuppressed patients. The research projects aim to understand the replication mechanism of these viruses and to define host-pathogen interactions that impact the outcomes of polyomavirus infection and pathogenesis. Our work involves a combination of state-of-the-art genetic, virology, molecular and cell biology, and systematic approaches.

Candidates should have a strong background in molecular and cell biology, virology, or related disciplines. Previous experiences with primary cell culture and DNA viruses are preferred, but not required. Salary and fringe benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with research experience.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is among the top public research and education universities and the Department of Microbiology is consistently ranked the best microbiology department in the country. The city of Birmingham is a vibrant community that offers a diverse range of cultural, artistic, metropolitan and outdoor activities.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Mengxi Jiang, mjiang@uab.edu.

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards.

The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university‚Äôs 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.