Mentor: Dr. Prasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA,  Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, prasanak@uab.edu

Postdoctoral Positions Available

About the position
Full-time Postdoctoral research positions funded by NIH, AHA grants and start-up are available in Dr. Prasanna Krishnamurthy’s laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department in the School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. Broad research areas of emphasis in the laboratory include studying molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases under pathophysiological stress; stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; and use of bioengineering tools to enhance wound repair. Our laboratory uses molecular biology and modern classical research tools along with relevant pharmacological and surgical models of heart disease. The successful candidate will employ in vitro and in vivo model systems to address scientific questions/challenges in cardiovascular medicine. 

The essentials
The candidate must have a PhD or MD/PhD degrees, should be independent, self-motivated and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she must have the ability to work as a team. For a successful training, it will be essential for the candidate to participate in development, planning and execution of research projects, troubleshoot and customize experimental tools, analyze and interpret data, review and understand relevant scientific literature related to cardiovascular diseases, prepare reports and publish manuscripts, present results at national meetings and conferences and apply for fellowships and grants. Prior experience with both tissue culture and animal models, molecular biology skills (DNA/RNA/protein work), immunohistochemistry, and cell-based assays is required. 

What you have to do
Interested candidates should submit a CV or resume, a statement of research interests, accomplishments and career goals, and a list of three references to prasanak@uab.edu. Successful applicants will receive competitive pay and benefits commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience. UAB provides a dynamic, collaborative, and integrative research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The vibrant multidisciplinary approach provides excellent opportunities for career growth and development. 

Learn more about our research and publications: http://labs.uab.edu/prasanak/research

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 enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.