Mentor: Dr. Rob Welner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  E-mail:

Positions are available for Postdoctoral Fellows in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Welner, PhD for studies of leukemia Division of Hematology-Oncologystem cell maintenance, changes within the microenvironment during leukemogenesis, and alterations to host immune response from leukemic cells.

Our lab focuses on:
(1) deciphering the gene regulatory network within the leukemic microenvironment that inhibits normal hematopoiesis
(2) understanding the genetic program and functionality of adaptive immune cells following leukemic exposure, and
(3) translating these findings using patient samples to relevant therapy. Recent publication for reference: Cancer Cell 2015, 11;27(5):671-81.

This position is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, research-oriented individual with a strong background in immunology, molecular or cellular biology and experience in studying hematopoiesis will be preferred. An MD or Ph.D. degree is required and is expected to have at least one first author publication in an internationally recognized journal.

The Division of Hematology-Oncology is part of the NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. We aim to be a highly collaborative team, and the ability to work successfully with other investigators is critical.

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of three references to:

Robert Welner, PhD, Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph #: 205-975-3960

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.