Mentor: Beatriz León-Ruiz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham,

The laboratory of Beatriz León invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the department of Microbiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham (Alabama, USA). The research project focuses on characterization of the mechanisms that initiate and regulate T Helper 2  (TH2) responses to inhaled allergens in infancy and adulthood and the identification of therapeutic modalities that specifically block TH2 responses without causing general immunosuppression.

Candidates with strong background in immunology and hands-on lab experience in tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, mouse handling and flow cytometry are encouraged to apply. Salary and fringe benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with research experience. The laboratory is located on the fourth floor of the Shelby building at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). UAB ranks in the top 25 in NIH funding, is a dynamic, collaborative research institution with state of the art facilities, excellent graduate programs, and a commitment to post-doctoral education.

Applicants with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees should send their curriculum vitae along with contact information to Dr. Beatriz León at


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’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.