Mentor: Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Director, Department  of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, NP 2555A, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3300. Email:

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions, Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Positions are available for Postdoctoral Fellows in the laboratory of Dr. Ravi Bhatia MD for studies of mechanisms of leukemia stem cell transformation, growth regulation and drug resistance, and development of novel approaches to target leukemia stem cells.

Specific areas of investigation relate to (i) microenvironmental mechanisms of altered growth and drug resistance of leukemia stem cells (ii) abnormalities in intracellular regulatory mechanisms including altered signaling and abnormal SIRT1-mediated modulation of p53 signaling in leukemia stem cells (iii) sequential acquisition of genetic abnormalities leading to stem cell dysfunction in the course of development of therapy-related myelodysplasia pathogenesis. Recent relevant laboratory publications include Cancer Cell 2010 17:427, Cancer Cell 2011 20:591, Cancer Cell, 2012 21: 266, Cancer Cell, 2012 21:577 and Cell Stem Cell 2014 15:431.

An MD or Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent is required. A candidate with a strong background in molecular and cell biology and experience in studying primary human and murine hematopoietic cells will be preferred. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

The Division of Hematology-Oncology is a key component of the NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs including the UAB CTSI, the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, flagship programs in Genomics/personalized medicine (in collaboration with the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology) and Informatics, and advanced medical imaging. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living. Both outstanding gulf beaches and mountain vacation areas are within a 4 hour drive.

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

Ravi Bhatia MD, Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South, NP 2555A
Birmingham, AL 35294-3300