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Biomedical Engineering

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Mentor: Dr. Manuel Rosa-Garrido, Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Rosa-Garrido Lab is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist who can work independently while closely collaborating with the Principal Investigator and other scientists in the Department. Our group uses cutting-edge high-throughput genomic technologies, such as ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, and SPRITE, to develop novel therapies for the treatment and prevention of cardiac disease based on the modification of chromatin structure. The lab works with mouse models, “in vitro” cell culture, including cell lines and primary cells, and human cardiac tissue. The selected candidate will benefit from complete support to: 1) learn complex chromatin conformation techniques, including bioinformatics data analysis, 2) compete for external funding (NIH and AHA), and 3) publish in peer-reviewed journals as first or co-author.

The successful candidate can expect to:

  1. Draft and publish findings as first- and/or co-author.
  2. Present findings at departmental and national meetings.
  3. Demonstrate a desire to develop grantsmanship skills for preparing competitive funding proposals.
  4. Form part of multidisciplinary research collaborations.
  5. Contribute to training and supervision of undergraduate students and technicians in the lab.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.


Familiar with techniques such as Western Blot, qRT-PCR, Immunofluorescence, and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation. Experience in sequencing library preparation and data analysis is preferred but is not required. The candidate should be comfortable working with mouse models and willing to learn bioinformatics.


A Ph.D. degree in biomedical-related sciences is required. Candidates with a strong background in epigenetics, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply. To thrive in this position, one should possess the following skills: problem-solving, creative thinking, good work ethic, able to work as part of a team, and have good time management.

Inquires can be made by contacting Dr. Rosa-Garrido at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About our 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. 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 Office of Postdoctoral Education 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.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

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.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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