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A postdoctoral position is available in Singh’s MITODESIGN LAB at the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). Our group has a longstanding interest in understanding the role of mitochondrial genetics in human diversity, mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde crosstalk, numtogenesis (nuclear mitochondrial biogenesis), mitonuclear genomic instability in cancer and cancer health disparities.

We have an excellent academic environment and research facilities at the Department of Genetics. UAB is a major research university and academic health center that offers a highly interactive scientific environment with state-of-the-art research and core facilities and multidisciplinary work environment. The Department of Genetics fosters collaborations with other basic science as well as clinical departments and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful and should have a recently obtained a Ph. D degree. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, biogenesis, and genetics, epigenetics such as DNA methylation and mouse and cell culture models of cancer and/or human diseases are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have experience in mitochondrial techniques, OXPHOS enzymatic assays, cell culture, and standard molecular and epigenetic techniques including cloning, real-time PCR, transfection, Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation. The candidate with experience in tumorigenesis assays such as soft agar, matrigel invasion, and mouse xenograft is also preferred. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter with the description of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references (in pdf format) to kksingh@uab.edu

Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D.

  • Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair
  • Professor of Genetics, Pathology and Environmental Health
  • Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Kaul Genetics Building, Rm. 620
  • 720 20th St. South
  • Birmingham, AL 35294

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are encouraged.