Mentor: Dr. Pengfei Wang, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham,

Position Description:

The synthetic organic chemistry lab of Professor Pengfei Wang at the Department of Chemistry, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, seeks a motivated postdoctoral chemist. The Wang Lab focuses on methodology development, organic photochemistry, photoresponsive materials, carbohydrate chemistry, and development of synthetic vaccine adjuvants. Interested candidate please contact Professor Wang at


  1.  Applicants must hold a PhD degree in organic chemistry, and research background in synthetic organic chemistry is preferred.
  2. Strong motivation, good communication skills and the ability to work independently are required.

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

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.