Mentor: Michael E Boulton, PhD, Professor, Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology. Email: meboulton@uabmc.edu
 A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join our project focused on the therapeutic utilization of iPSC-derived vascular progenitor cells, programmed prior to injection into the systemic circulation, for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases including age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal dystrophies. The study will use both cell culture and animal models. Support facilities and research environment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine are outstanding.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or related field. Applicants with a strong background in stem/progenitor cell biology and molecular biology are welcome to apply. Applicants should demonstrate past research productivity with preference given to candidates with experience in viral vectors, iPSC culture and use of animal models 

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.