Mentors: Dr. Louise T. Chow and Thomas R. Broker,  Professors, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. ltchow@uab.edu; Broker@uab.edu

Position Description:


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the role of novel therapeutic approaches to inhibit HPV-18 DNA replication in 3-D organotypic epithelial raft cultures. We are searching for a highly motivated scientist on a career-development path who is interested in virus-host cell interactions and anti-viral drug discovery. Experience working with mammalian cell culture, biochemistry of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), oncogenic proteins and real time PCR analysis is essential. Experience in retrovirus and lentivirus mediated transduction, PCR based mutagenesis, chromatin immunoprecipitation and analysis of transcriptional regulations would be beneficial. Experience in bioinformatics analysis will be of added advantage.
 
Experience in writing scientific publications and verbal presentation of data is required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Virology, Genetics or related discipline with experience documented by first author publications.  A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with years of experience and training. A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest together with a comprehensive curriculum vitae to: ltchow@uab.edu by February 28, 2018. 

 

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.