- University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
- Location: Birmingham, AL
- Job Number: 7072731
- Posting Date: Dec 2, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Erin Ahn within the Department of Pathology / Division of Cellular Molecular Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). https://www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/faculty
The major research interest of the lab is the molecular mechanism of various gene expression processes, including transcriptional regulation, RNA splicing (alternative splicing), and functions of long noncoding RNAs. Current lab projects focus on RNA splicing, RNA modifications, epigenetic regulation of transcription and non-coding RNAs in various human diseases, including cancer and developmental disorders. We seek motivated postdoctoral fellows to study the molecular mechanisms in brain tumors, leukemia/hematopoiesis and a neurodevelopmental disorder (ZTTK Syndrome: https://www.omim.org/entry/617140) with an emphasis on RNA regulation.
Relevant laboratory publications include;
Molecular Cell (2016) 61:859-873, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26990989 ;
American Journal of Human Genetics (2016) 99:711-719, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27545680
Kidney International (2019) 95 (6):1494-1504, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31005274
The Journal of Biological Chemistry (2019) 294(29): 11213-11224, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31167784
Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree and have strong hands-on experience and knowledge in cellular/molecular biology/biochemistry, analyzing genetically modified mice (knockout/transgenic mice) or tumor xenograft models. Candidates with prior experience in mouse models of brain tumors/leukemia, hematology/immunology, RNA biology, chromatin biology, NGS and genomics will be preferred.
For informal inquiries or to send an application (cover letter and CV), please contact Dr. Erin Ahn via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The positions are immediately available and will be open until filled.