Mentor: Kejin Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1825 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-934-4700, E-mail: kejinhu@uab.edu

A NIH-funded lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), is inviting application for a postdoctoral position in pluripotent stem cells and regenerative medicine. The incumbent will study the molecular mechanisms of cellular reprogramming, and molecular regulation of pluripotency (Nature Communications, 10.1038/ncomms10869; Cell Reports, 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.060; Stem Cells and Development, 10.1089/scd.2015.0321, 10.1089/scd.2013.0620, 10.1089/scd.2013.0621; Blood, 10.1182/blood-2010-07-298331; Science, 10.1126/science.1172482). Strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology is required. Experience in stem cell biology or iPSC reprogramming is preferred but not necessary.

Applicants should have a recent PhD/MD degree in biological or medical sciences with at least one first-author publication in respected professional journals. For more information of our research, please visit our website: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/biochem/faculty/hu. UAB is one of the major research universities for NIH projects with strong infrastructure for medical science. We provide standard NIH postdoctoral compensation plus fringe benefits.

Interested scientists should send current CV along with contact information of three professional references to Kejin Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1825 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-934-4700, E-mail: kejinhu@uab.edu

About UAB:

UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment. UAB has an active Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) which provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. A Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards is held annually. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit


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.