Mentor: Paul Gamlin, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1103 Shelby Building, University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-2182, (205) 934 0322.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in an NIH-funded study of vergence eye movements in alert, trained non-human primates. The primary role of the position will be to perform single- and multi-electrode electrophysiological studies of both established and novel subcortical and cortical regions involved in the neural control of vergence eye movements.  In addition, the fellow can assist with pathway tracing experiments using both “classical” and transneuronal techniques.  The fellow will have responsibility for all aspects of the project from data collection and analysis to preparation of scientific publications. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a Neuroscience-related field.  Experience with in vivo electrophysiological techniques is highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is one of America’s premier research universities, ranking among the top 25 in funding from the National Institutes of Health. UAB is consistently ranked as one of the top places for post-doctoral studies in the country. It has an office of Postdoctoral education that offers many career training opportunities (, and has a vibrant neuroscience community (

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, CV, and names of 3 references to:

Dr. Paul D. Gamlin 
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

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.