Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow on Neuroimmunology
Job Number: 64581
Location: Birmingham, US
Postdoctoral Fellow on Neuroimmunology
A postdoctoral research fellow is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shinichi Kano (www.skano-lab.org) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. The laboratory investigates neuroimmune mechanisms underlying brain function and dysfunction and aims to discover new biological concepts that can be harnessed to develop therapeutic strategies for psychiatry and neurological disorders.
Current projects include but are not limited to the followings:
1) Intercellular communications between neurons, glia, and immune cells during neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
2) Immune modulation of brain development
3) Blood-brain communications via extracellular particles underlying brain function and behavior
The successful candidate is expected to be strong in communication and analytical skills, self-motivated and success-driven, and able to work as a team member and an independent scholar. The candidate needs to be within two years of their Ph.D. or equivalent degree and show a record of high-quality scientific productivity (e.g., a first author publication or manuscript).
The candidate will be exposed to the following skills to conduct their projects. Expertise in at least one of these skills will be preferred:
— Neurobiology (e.g., immunohistochemistry, stereotactic surgery, in vivo calcium imaging, electrophysiology)
— Immunology (e.g., flow cytometry)
— Rodent behavior research (e.g., social interaction, memory task)
— Extracellular particle biology (e.g., vesicle/particle collection, characterization, quantification, molecular profiling)
— Bioinformatics skills (e.g., RNA-seq analysis)
— Biostatistics and/or basic machine learning skills (e.g., supervised and unsupervised learning)
All Kano lab members are expected to constantly learn new research skills and concepts, openly share and discuss their data, and achieve their scientific and career goals, in close communication with the PI. The position will be initially available for one year, with yearly renewal, based on their performance and our funding availability. The successful candidates are encouraged to apply for independent fellowships for her/his future career development.
The candidate can also apply for UAB’s new Postdoctoral Fellowship program, Brain-PRIME (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/research/focus-areas/brain-health-and-disease-across-the-lifespan/brain-prime-postdoctoral-research-initiative-for-multidisciplinary-exploration).
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a 1-2 page summary of past research achievements and future research interests, a list of publications, and contact information of at least two references to Shinichi Kano, M.D., Ph.D. ([Please click the Apply button for the link or email]). Inquiry about the position is also welcome.
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.
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About UAB 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.
Application Deadline: 2023-10-31