Mentor: Kasturi Mitra, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine, kasturi@uab.edu

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Mito-Lab, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The candidate will join a focused ongoing aimed at investigating: a) if and how mitochondrial structural changes (due to fission and fusion events) impact mitochondrial energy production and reactive oxygen species generation, in real time; b) the role of mitochondrial fission and fusion molecules in chemical induced carcinogenesis. The project will majorly involve single cell analyses using advanced high resolution live cell confocal microscopy in immortalized cell lines and primary cells. The candidate will get an opportunity to gain experience in basic as well as translational research. The postdoctoral position is offered for 2-3 years, depending on the productivity of the candidate.

The well-motivated candidate is required to have basic microscopy training and good communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in mitochondrial biology and have demonstrated their ability to work independently.

Interested individuals are encouraged to email their CVs (with a cover letter) including contact information of 3 references to: kasturi@uab.edu

About the University:

UAB pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care and strives to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities of the 21st century. Our strategic plan, Forging the Future, is our roadmap for the next five years of growth. It outlines goals that share three themes: increasing access to our world-class educational programs, patient care, and research; enhancing the alignment of people and programs to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century curricula, scientific investigation, and creative scholarship; and investing in grand ideas to tackle major problems facing society.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. 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.