Research & Industry Job Board

The UMDF is committed to publishing information that grows and supports the mitochondrial research community. In order to advance science and the development of new therapies for mitochondrial disease, UMDF will post open positions from around the world at all levels in academic mitochondrial research as well as relevant industrial positions. Employers with open positions that fit these guidelines are encouraged to contact the UMDF.



A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). Our group ( has a longstanding interest in understanding the role of mitochondrial genetics in human diversity, mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde crosstalk, numtogenesis (nuclear mitochondrial biogenesis), mitonuclear genomic instability in cancer and cancer health disparities.

We have an excellent academic environment and research facilities at the Department of Genetics. UAB is a major research university and academic health center that offers a highly interactive scientific environment with state-of-the-art research and core facilities and multidisciplinary work environment. The Department of Genetics fosters collaborations with other basic science as well as clinical departments and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful and should have a recently obtained a Ph. D degree. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, biogenesis, and genetics, epigenetics such as DNA methylation and mouse and cell culture models of cancer and/or human diseases are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have experience in mitochondrial techniques, OXPHOS enzymatic assays, cell culture, and standard molecular and epigenetic techniques including cloning, real-time PCR, transfection, Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation. The candidate with experience in tumorigenesis assays such as soft agar, matrigel invasion, and mouse xenograft is also preferred. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter (subject heading “postdoc”) with the description of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references (in pdf format) to


Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D.

Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair in Cancer Genetics

Professor of Genetics, Pathology and Environmental Health

Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kaul Genetics Building, Rm. 620

720 20th St. South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Current Global Research Positions

Posted 7/27/16
Position Type: Post‐Doctoral Position at the NIH

Position Title: Immune modulation of mitochondrial metabolism
Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Metabolism, Infection and Immunity Unit (MINI Unit), NHGRI/NIH, Bethesda Campus, Bethesda, MD. The laboratory is focused on understanding the effects of immune activation on end‐organ mitochondrial metabolism. To accomplish this, mitochondrial diseases are used as a model system. The project is focused on defining the role of the immune system in precipitating or exacerbating metabolic decompensation in mitochondrial disorders. The successful candidate will employ innovative approaches to answer these important questions: patient studies, animal models, genomics, metabolomics, stable isotope flux, in vivo metabolic imaging using hyperpolarized stable isotopes, enzyme assays, immunohistochemistry, and bioenergetics studies.
We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative individual with a publication record, who is able to engage in independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. Ideal candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and < 5 years of postdoctoral training. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in mouse models, biochemistry, mitochondrial physiology or neuroscience, and cell and molecular biology. Prior experience with models of mitochondrial disease, metabolomics or extracellular flux analysis of bioenergetic function (Seahorse Biosciences) is a plus. The candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills.

If you are interested, please send a research statement, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Peter McGuire by October 1, 2016, or until it is filled.

Employer Name: National Human Genome Research Institute
Position Location: Bethesda, MD|
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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