Mentor: Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Director of Translational Research, UAB Mood Disorders Progam, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017.   Email:

Postdoctoral positions are open in Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi’s Lab at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology

The Dwivedi Lab in Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, UAB is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to participate in research related to epitranscriptomics and epitranscriptomics biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on major depression and suicide. The lab focuses on the fundamental mechanism of stress and stress induced neuropsychiatric disorders including major depression, suicide and uses various preclinical and clinical models. The candidate is required to participate in investigations leading to biomolecular discovery and therapeutics associated with neurobiological abnormalities of Depressed and suicide brain. The preference will be given to interested candidates who have past experiences in cellular and molecular biology and have sound knowledge in dealing with biocomputational methodologies.  Expertise with next gene sequence data analysis is preferred. The successful applicant

  1. Will lead genomics/ epigenomics/epitranscriptomics projects,
  2. Will work with team members trained in non-coding RNA/chromatin biology and gene regulation.

Job Requirements:

  1. Recent PhD with established track record in molecular neurobiology and/or bioinformatics.
  2. Expertise in highthrougput data analysis is preferred.
  3. Highly self-motivated and strong determination to work independently and as part of a team.

Interested candidates please send a pdf file including a) a short summary of present and future research interests, b) CV with a list of publications, and c) contact information for three referees.

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UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. 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 Office of Postdoctoral Education 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.

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