Mentor: Dr. Xiaosi Han, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, WTI 410G, Birmingham, AL 35294. Telephone: (205) 975-2329. Email:
A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Xiaosi Han, MD, PhD, in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The major focus of research is to investigate the role of PRMT5 in glioma stem cell biology and pathogenesis of IDH1 mutant low grade glioma. Approaches of studies will involve molecular biology, cancer stem cells and targeted therapies to improve survival in glioblastoma xenograft models.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in cell culture, molecular biology, and animal models. The candidate will be expected to write and think independently for innovative research. Competitive applicants should have strong motivation and passion for brain tumor research. He/she should be able to analyze data and write manuscripts. Salary (with benefits) will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience. UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment that has an active Office of Post-doctoral Education which provides mentoring and career guidance in addition to that provided by the mentor.

If interested, please send a letter describing your research experience/interest/future career goals, your CV, and contact information for three references electronically to

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.