Mentor: Sushant Bhatnagar , PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ,The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email: 

Post doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Sushant Bhatnagar located in the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Our research focus is on understanding mechanisms in insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes. We seek a highly motivated individual to who can lead the NIH-funded project on understanding the role of tomosyn-2 in regulating the formation of the SNARE complex in insulin secretion by using cell free, cell and animal-based techniques.

Candidates must have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology or equivalent field, and prior experience in cell culture and small animal handling. This job classification involves advanced laboratory techniques in the area of molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Candidates should exhibit breath of knowledge in experimental design and execution to meet research goals. Understanding of metabolism and experience with protein purification from bacterial and insect cells will be a plus.

The candidate will have opportunities to write manuscripts, grants, mentor students, and present key findings from the project at national and international conferences. Further, candidate will also have multiple opportunities to use his/her efforts to collaborate on multiple projects in our laboratory.

Appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension contingent on satisfactory performance. Please include CV, research statement (less than 2 pages), and contact information of three references.

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.