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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

Job Details

Postdoctoral Researcher in Circadian Rhythms & Alzheimer's Disease

Mentor: Dr. Karen Gamble, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Postdoc Position in Circadian Rhythms & Alzheimer’s Disease

A fully funded postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Gamble ( to study circadian dysregulation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Specifically, this project is focused on the basis of circadian variation in AD-related hyperexcitability and interneuron dysfunction, in collaboration with Dr. Erik Roberson. Our lab is funded by multiple NIH grants and is affiliated with the highly collaborative Comprehensive Neuroscience Center ( and the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) at UAB (

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should be highly motivated, creative, and productive, with excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong publication record. Experience with mouse models is important, and expertise with mouse behavior, chemogenetics, optogenetics, or electrophysiology is particularly desirable. A prior background in chronobiology is also desired but not required.

Please send your CV and statement of research interests to Dr. Gamble (klgamble The names of three references would be helpful, but references will not be contacted until after initial discussions with the candidate.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is ranked in the top 10 among public universities for NIH funding. A broad and collegial environment for neuroscience research is facilitated by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, a network of over 200 basic, translational and clinical faculty from 23 departments. Neurodegeneration is a particular strength spanning both basic and clinic research.

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.

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.


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology offers a strong supportive research environment in both laboratory and clinical settings. Researchers also have abundant opportunities for collaboration with neuroscience faculty in other departments including Neurobiology, Psychology, Neurology and School of Public Health. Research resources are also enriched through the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center at UAB. UAB is a major regional medical center with excellent resources and benefits. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications and names/contact information for three references can be submitted via:

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