Mentor: Dr. George Yang , Professor, Department of Surgery, UAB School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Position Description:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks a motivated Postdoctoral Trainee to join the team of Dr. George Yang from Stanford.  This particular lab will conduct research on regenerative medicine with a focus on bone and skin.  Candidate must have graduated with a degree in Biology, or possess comparable knowledge of developmental, molecular and cellular biology.  Experience with mammalian models of human disease, histology, basic cell and molecular biology techniques, and cell culture with a focus on musculoskeletal and skin tissues is ideal. Individuals will be expected to evaluate current literature, plan and execute experiments, and prepare abstracts and manuscripts. They will also be expected to present data at national meetings. In addition to critical thinking skills, they are required to collaborate with other laboratory personnel to ensure good communications among laboratory members. 

  1. PhD in Molecular biology or biology
  2. Prior experience with mammalian models of human disease, histology preferred.
  3. Experience with evaluating literature, preparing abstracts and manuscripts.
  4. Candidate with good communication skills with the ability to work on a team.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact details of three references to:

Dr. James Bibb
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Surgery, UAB

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.