A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Natalie R. Gassman in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for individuals interested in understanding the interplay between DNA damage, DNA repair, and metabolism (https://sites.uab.edu/gassmanlab/). The lab’s diverse grant portfolio examines environmental agents’ influence on DNA damage response and repair and investigates the modulation of DNA damage response and repair in cancer. The lab uses novel methods to measure DNA damage in cells and tissues and explores how metabolism and metabolic process influence DNA repair. We seek a motivated individual to join our team and work on projects related to DNA repair in breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. The lab uses various cell culture methods and animal models to understand how exposures drive DNA repair changes that may contribute to cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. The postdoctoral researcher would be exposed to various molecular biology approaches, genomics, metabolomics, biochemistry, and microscopy. While there are many ongoing research projects, candidates are encouraged to develop novel investigation lines and pursue career development funding opportunities.
The candidate must have expertise in immunohistochemistry, cell culture, cloning, cytotoxicity assays, and molecular biology characterization of protein and gene expression. Experience with microscopy, CRISPR, or CHiP is also desirable. Additionally, experience in LC-MS or other metabolomics and pathways analyses is of interest. Dr. Gassman has a multi-disciplinary background and is interested in candidates passionate about science and discovery.
The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and a collaborative and collegial attitude. This position will provide candidates with skills in experimental design, collaborative research teams, and grant and manuscript writing.
Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or related discipline.
Up to 1 year of postdoctoral experience.
When applying for the position, please include a 1-pg cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, an updated CV and contact information for at least 3 references. The application should be sent to email@example.com. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with research experience and background. They are based on the NIH Ruth Kirschenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Scale.
UAB is consistently rated among the top Universities according to U.S. News and World Reports. UAB is the No. 1 University in The Scientist’s “Best Places to Work for Postdocs”, with particular strengths in career development opportunities, training, and mentoring. UAB has also been named the Top Ranking Best Employer for New Graduates among institutions in education and No. 4 in the U.S. in general, and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. UAB has been named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies and more across dozens of industries.
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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