Mentor: Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences, Email: rkana@uab.edu 

Background:

UAB consistently ranks as one of the top locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars.  Located in Birmingham, Alabama, a metro area of over a million people, where access to technical resources and a collaborative, supportive environment combine to make a strong environment for postdoctoral work, and a very reasonable cost of living makes life on a postdoc salary comfortable.  You will have resources and collaborative opportunities from our Civitan International Neuroimaging Lab including our 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC), the Alabama Advanced Imaging Consortium (AAIC), and Auburn University’s 7T MRI machine, among other resources. 

Job Description and Qualifications

A postdoctoral scholar position is available to work on an NIH-funded R01 project using functional and structural MRI to assess the impact of a reading intervention on comprehension in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The position is in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the Cognition, Brain and Autism Laboratory (www.uab.edu/cbra) headed by Dr. Rajesh Kana. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, be motivated and have prior experience with programming and imaging data analysis. Prior research experience in the field of autism spectrum disorders, computational methods and diffusion imaging is a plus.  The successful applicant will be responsible for aspects of study coordination and team oversight. 

To Apply: Send cover letter detailing your interests and fit with the lab, CV, and contact information for three references by email to Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., at rkana@uab.edu

About the University:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

About our Postdoc office:

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, 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 may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.