Mentor: Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1601 4th Avenue South CPP M220. Birmingham, AL  35233, E-mail:

The Department of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a qualified postdoctoral scholar for evaluation of the role of the intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis. This position will be directly supervised by Dr. Matthew Stoll (Associate Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology) and will be in the shared laboratory space of Dr. Stoll and Dr. Randy Cron (Director of Pediatric Rheumatology.)

The major focus of the lab is to characterize the contents of and immunologic reactivity to the intestinal microbiota in subjects with autoimmune diseases as well as in animal models of arthritis. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with ongoing studies as well as to design and perform experiments independently, and to write manuscripts for publication and presentation.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in molecular biology, immunology, or equivalent field, and prior experience in cell culture and small animal handling. Candidates should exhibit breath of knowledge in experimental design and execution to meet research goals.

Please send your CV, the names and contact information of 3 references who can evaluate your scientific potential, and a 1-page letter summarizing your qualifications and research interests to Matthew Stoll M.D., Ph.D. at

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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‚Äôs 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.