University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, United States

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at Dr. Rui Zhao’s group in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Research interest of the lab is 1) to study brain cancer and genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis using stem cell models and 2) to study basic biological features of mouse and human stem cells. Some of our recent publications include J Neurooncol. 2019. PMID: 30460631;  Cell Rep. 2017. PMID: 29166598; Stem Cell Reports. 2017. PMID: 29141234; Nat Cell Biol. 2017; PMID: 28846095; Stem Cells Dev. 2017; PMID: 27762676.

The successful candidate should be self-motivated, independent, collaborative, and excellent in communication skills. A Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology, genetics, or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences is required. Experience with cell/tissue culture and molecular and cell biology is required. Experience with stem cell research and animal models is highly preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to: Dr. Rui Zhao, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email:

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

Key word: Stem Cells


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Postdoctoral Researcher