External Job Opportunities

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory

University of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB (Birmingham, Alabama)

Position summary:

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead clinical research studies in Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Gulf War Illness (GWI), and other pain and fatigue disorders.

 About the lab:

Our group is dedicated to curing chronic pain and fatigue conditions, with a focus on developing new diagnostic techniques and treatments for brain inflammation. We conduct clinical trials of pharmaceutical and botanical treatments, neuroimaging studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), observational analyses of inflammatory disease markers, and experimental immune tests with endotoxin and other agents. More information about the laboratory can be found at:



Position description:

The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead clinical studies in individuals with chronic pain and fatigue. The postdoc will manage NIH- and DoD-funded studies that are exploring the role of brain inflammation in fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and GWI. The postdoc will lead a research team of graduate and undergraduate researchers to ensure these projects are conducted with the highest scientific and ethical rigor. The postdoc will be responsible for managing/supervising participant recruitment and screening, data collection and analysis, and scientific presentation (e.g., manuscripts).

The position is initially for two years, though several of the funding lines could support additional years.

Compensation and benefits:

Salary will be negotiated, with the typical salary being approximately $55,000/year. Full medical/dental/vision benefits are provided.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to pursue his or her own projects, and apply for extramural training or project funding. They will also have the opportunity to take lead on manuscripts. Therefore, this position may particularly benefit individuals who desire to establish an independent research career.

Minimum requirements:

A doctorate-level research or clinical degree is required for this position. Candidates must have experience conducting human research studies. As our studies currently involve human brain imaging, the candidate should have an interest in learning MRI and PET imaging techniques, though previous experience is not required.

Other requirements:

Applicants should be comfortable interacting with patient populations on the phone and in-person, as well as working with and leading scientific teams. The applicant should have strong organization, communication, and team-building skills. The ideal postdoc will also be a curious scientific thinker, a quick learner, and highly motivated to conduct chronic pain and fatigue research.

About the university:

UAB is currently ranked as the #1 Young U.S. University by Times Higher Education, and #1 U.S. University for Postdoctoral Fellows by The Scientist. It is ranked #20 of all U.S. institutions in annual NIH funding.

To apply:

Questions about the position can be forwarded to Dr. Jarred Younger at youngerlab@uab.edu.

To submit an application for the position, please submit a CV and statement of interest to youngerlab@uab.edu.

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 ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.