Mentor: Rajatava Basu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology, UAB School of Medicine, located at Bevill Biomedical Research Building 845 19th Street South | Birmingham AL  35294-2170

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Rajatava Basu for a highly motivated individual who is interested to work on understanding the molecular regulation of CD4 T cell differentiation, with a specific focus on understanding how different cytokine and non-cytokine signals drive transcriptional programs of various transcription factors to govern the differentiation and plasticity of T helper cells, specifically with respect to intestinal inflammation (Immunity. 2012 Dec 14; 37(6):1061-75; Immunol Rev. 2013 Mar;252(1):89-103; Nat Immunol. 2015 Mar;16(3):286-95). The major focus of the lab is in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling CD4 T cell-mediated immune regulation during autoimmune inflammation with a specific focus on understanding pathogen-mediated dysregulated host immune response in intestinal bowel disease (


  • Applicants must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD with a background in immunology and experience in advanced cellular and molecular immunology techniques. Familiarity with large scale high through put data generation and analysis (RNA-Seq. ChIP-Seq etc.) would be preferred.
  • Candidates should be capable of designing and carrying out high level, complex research experiments.
  • Applicants with good track record of publication are desirable along with effective communication skills.
To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating areas of expertise and statement of research interests, and list of 3 references with names/contact information to

Rajatava Basu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Investigator
Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology,Department of Pathology
University of Birmingham at Alabama
845 19th Street South | Birmingham AL  35294-2170

About Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama is wonderful place to live with warm weather spread throughout the year along with mild winters. The cost of living in Birmingham is low and is one of the most affordable US cities. Birmingham is located approximately 2.5 hours driving to Atlanta or Nashville and approximately 4 hours driving to Gulf shores or Florida beaches or New Orleans. 

UAB Department of Pathology

As a Top 20 research university, UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure.  Specifically, UAB Department of Pathology earns approximately $20 million per year in extramural research funding, and last year was ranked #12 for National Institutes of Health grant funding out of all pathology departments in the U.S faculty takes pride in training the next generation of researchers and clinicians, and we are investing in cutting-edge training programs for graduate students, residents, and fellows to prepare them for success as thought leaders in pathology.UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family --- friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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.