Mentor: Dr. Karen Gamble, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Postdoc Position in Circadian Rhythms & Alzheimer’s Disease

A fully funded postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Gamble (http://scholars.uab.edu/display/klgamble) to study circadian dysregulation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Specifically, this project is focused on the basis of circadian variation in AD-related hyperexcitability and interneuron dysfunction, in collaboration with Dr. Erik Roberson. Our lab is funded by multiple NIH grants and is affiliated with the highly collaborative Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/cnc/) and the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) at UAB (www.uab.edu/cnet).

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should be highly motivated, creative, and productive, with excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong publication record. Experience with mouse models is important, and expertise with mouse behavior, chemogenetics, optogenetics, or electrophysiology is particularly desirable. A prior background in chronobiology is also desired but not required.

Please send your CV and statement of research interests to Dr. Gamble (klgamble <at> uab.edu). The names of three references would be helpful, but references will not be contacted until after initial discussions with the candidate.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is ranked in the top 10 among public universities for NIH funding. A broad and collegial environment for neuroscience research is facilitated by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, a network of over 200 basic, translational and clinical faculty from 23 departments. Neurodegeneration is a particular strength spanning both basic and clinic research.

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. 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.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

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