Mentor: Brian Sims, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurobiology and Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, UAB Division of Neonatology,  bsimsmd@uab.edu
An NIH funded position is available for a highly enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow experienced in Immunology/Microbiology to join the lab of Brian Sims MD, Ph.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A strong background in HIV biochemistry and physiology.  Knowledge of neurobiology is helpful because this project examines the mechanism HIV uses to enter into brain cells. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree, be independent and have strong laboratory and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to set goals and achieve them in a timely fashion, a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic is essential.
Candidates should submit the following items:
1.     Cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
2.     Curriculum Vitae
3.     Description of past research experience and accomplishments
4.     Names and contact information of three referees
To apply for this position or for more information, please contact Brian Sims- bsimsmd@uab.edu.

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The UAB Department of Pediatrics is a vibrant highly collaborative research community actively serving the university mission of excellence in research, service and teaching.

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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.