Pathogenesis of Aging associated Lung Fibrosis

Job Description

Date Posted July 02, 2020

Category Postdoctoral-Medical

Employment Type Full-time

Application Deadline Open until filled

I- Pathogenesis of Aging-associated Lung Fibrosis

Mentor: Yong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, THT 437B, 1900 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: , Fax: , E-mail:

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study the pathogenesis of aging-associated lung fibrosis. A competitive candidate should have a Ph.D. and/or a M.D. degree with excellent research techniques in molecular biology and cell biology. Prior experience with animal studies is valued. The successful applicant must be highly self-motivated and capable of independently performing experiments and writing manuscripts under the mentor's supervision. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to conduct the cutting-edge research project with state-of-the-art technologies and model systems, including CRISPR gene editing, single-cell RNA-Seq, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), organoids, and transgenic mice. The fellow will be given opportunities to apply for training grants and encouraged to pursue independent research career, with a strong support of the mentor.

Applicants should submit their CV and provide names and contact information of three references to
Yong Zhou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
THT 437B, 1900 University Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Tel: , Fax:
E-mail: .

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.

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

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 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 also have the right to participate in the university's 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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