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Please see below to view the our current job postings. Click "read more" to apply.

Faculty 

  • Neuro-oncology Research

    Description: 

    Open rank open tenure Neuro-oncology position is open for broadly based research interests in the field of Neuro-oncology, including but not limited to both primary and metastatic adult brain tumors, genomics, proteomics/kinomics or epigenetics at the single cell level, immunobiology of host-tumor interactions and relevant patient-derived models of cancer.

    Qualifications: 

    • MD or MD/PhD degree.
    • BC/BE in Neurosurgery with expertise in complex spinal surgery.
    • Eligible for licensure in the state of Alabama.

    The successful applicant for the open rank open tenure Neuro-oncology position will have the opportunity to join the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Neuro-oncology Program.

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  • Neuro-oncology and Neurovascular Research

    We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the following open research positions for investigators holding MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees:

    • Tenured Professor level neuro-oncology researcher

    • Assistant, Associate or Tenured Professor level cerebrovascular researcher

    The tenured and tenure track Neuro-oncology positions are open for broadly based research interests in the field of Neuro-oncology, including but not limited to both primary and metastatic adult brain tumors, genomics, proteomics/kinomics or epigenetics at the single cell level, immunobiology of host-tumor interactions and relevant patient-derived models of cancer. Successful applicants for the tenured and tenure-track Neuro-oncology positions will work in partnership with the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Neuro-oncology Program. Added preference will be given to candidates whose research can synergize with existing UAB faculty to enable programmatic research support, e.g., multiple (principal) investigator grants.

    Learn more about the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center here.

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  • Clinical Spine Neurosurgeon

    Description: 

    Seeking a BC/BE neurosurgeon with expertise in complex spinal surgery to join a group of skilled neurosurgeons in a highly collaborative academic environment. Neurosurgeon will focus on spine, but also participate in general neurosurgery and trauma call. The position will involve approximately 50% time at the Birmingham Veteran’s Medical Center and the remaining time will be at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. The ideal candidate will have undergone fellowship training in spine and be able to apply minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques and undertake outpatient spine surgery for selected cases. Position includes teaching and research responsibilities and requires an ability to work well with neurosurgical and critical care partners. Position may involve cranial and trauma neurosurgery call, depending on the candidate’s interest.

    Qualifications: 

    • MD, DO, or MD/PhD degree.
    • BC/BE in Neurosurgery with expertise in complex spinal surgery.
    • Eligible for licensure in the state of Alabama.

    Ideal candidates will also participate in cutting-edge technological advancements in spine surgery such as robotic spine surgery. Experience in spinal deformity surgery is a plus.



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Staff

  • Administrative Office Specialist IV

    Description: 

    Under minimal supervision, performs diverse administrative and some advanced secretarial duties often of a confidential and/or complex nature. This position exists to assist in the management of the department Faculty’s obligations as well as day-to-day management activities. This position may supervise other clerical staff.

    Qualifications: 

    High school diploma or GED and three years responsible clerical experience involving standard secretarial duties. Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs.

    UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator II

    Description: 

    This position is research-focused utilizing RN skills and talents under the research protocol. The individual will conduct and understand all study activities in accordance with the protocol, IRB regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Manages the life cycle of the clinical trial from study start-up through trial maintenance to study closure. Coordinates and organizes patient care including recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, conducting visits, and collecting various assessments such as adverse event (AE) information or questionnaires.

    Qualifications: 

    Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Alabama Board of Nursing required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.

    General Responsibilities: 

    • To serve as primary coordinator for clinical research studies and supporting more senior team members.
    • To provide a lead role in protocol screening and participant eligibility determination working alongside other team members to ensure compliance. May provide oversight to junior clinical research coordinators (CRC) and clinical research nurse coordinators (CRNC) in review of study documents.
    • To conduct all study activities in accordance with the protocol, Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
    • To provide quality care to participants and their families within the area of clinical specialty.
    • To coordinate the life cycle of the study from start-up through maintenance to closure.
    • To manage participant care including recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, conducting visits, and collecting various assessments such as adverse event (AE) information or questionnaires. To perform the informed consent process following GCP.
    • To act as a liaison between the clinical and research staff, departments, ancillary services, and the study sponsor to ensure protocol compliance throughout the study.

    General Responsibilities: 

    • Promotes continuity of care through consultations with patients, families, medical and nursing staff. Performs routine and complex clinical procedures as required by the protocol.
    • Prepares for study monitoring visits and correct findings as needed.
    • May serve as a resource person within area of clinical expertise.
    • Coordinates management of investigational products (IP).
    • Processes and maintains lab specimens.
    • Assists with the development of protocols.
    • Creates study budgets as needed.
    • Manages site's supplies as needed.
    • Assists with the development of documents related to patient safety and security.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator II

    Description: 

    This position is research-focused utilizing RN skills and talents under the research protocol. The individual will conduct and understand all study activities in accordance with the protocol, IRB regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Manages the life cycle of the clinical trial from study start-up through trial maintenance to study closure. Coordinates and organizes patient care including recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, conducting visits, and collecting various assessments such as adverse event (AE) information or questionnaires.

    Qualifications: 

    Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Alabama Board of Nursing required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.

    General Responsibilities: 

    • To serve as primary coordinator for clinical research studies and supporting more senior team members.
    • To provide a lead role in protocol screening and participant eligibility determination working alongside other team members to ensure compliance. May provide oversight to junior clinical research coordinators (CRC) and clinical research nurse coordinators (CRNC) in review of study documents.
    • To conduct all study activities in accordance with the protocol, Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
    • To provide quality care to participants and their families within the area of clinical specialty.
    • To coordinate the life cycle of the study from start-up through maintenance to closure.
    • To manage participant care including recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, conducting visits, and collecting various assessments such as adverse event (AE) information or questionnaires. To perform the informed consent process following GCP.
    • To act as a liaison between the clinical and research staff, departments, ancillary services, and the study sponsor to ensure protocol compliance throughout the study.

    General Responsibilities: 

    • Promotes continuity of care through consultations with patients, families, medical and nursing staff. Performs routine and complex clinical procedures as required by the protocol.
    • Prepares for study monitoring visits and correct findings as needed.
    • May serve as a resource person within area of clinical expertise.
    • Coordinates management of investigational products (IP).
    • Processes and maintains lab specimens.
    • Assists with the development of protocols.
    • Creates study budgets as needed.
    • Manages site's supplies as needed.
    • Assists with the development of documents related to patient safety and security.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Administrative Project Specialist

    Description: 

    Responsible for the coordination of the onboarding process for new departmental employees and faculty members and annual promotion and tenure process Required to work independently to begin and complete projects up to and including acting as the delegate for the Executive Administrator in requesting additional information or providing responses on his/her behalf. Independently perform special assignments such as researching information, compiling reports and special projects and events as directed. Requires knowledge of organization policy and procedure and high level of technical skill. The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. May be responsible for the supervision of student employees. May be responsible for event planning.

    Qualifications: 

    High school diploma/GED, and five (5) years of progressive secretarial experience.

    Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs.

    UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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  • Lab Manager - Markert Lab

    Description: 

    To assist the PI with managing all aspects of lab operations to ensure research progress. This position is also responsible for ensuring that laboratory, administrative and operational activities are carried out in a cost-effective and productive manner.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in Science or a related field and eight (8) years of related experience required.

    Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previous leadership or management experience is highly valued.
    • The ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
    • Superb dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Great analytical skills.

    Lab Responsibilities:

    • Assist the PI with generation of data for submissions of grants and manuscripts.
    • Ships lab reagents as needed for collaborative projects and handles related MTA paperwork and preparation of packaging.
    • Monitors cell culture room: verifies gas levels in incubators and orders new gas tanks as needed. Keeps sterile water in incubator pans, performs calibration and organizes sterilization of incubator shelves.
    • Verifies proper waste disposal.
    • Monitors laboratory cryostorage: verifies liquid nitrogen levels in dewars and orders new liquid nitrogen as needed.
    • Maintains all inventory including cell lines, viral stocks, plasmids, restriction enzymes, antibodies, and DNA.
    • Coordinates animal studies including animal procurement, maintaining surgical suite and supplies, per diem billing and all animal study compliance with ARP veterinary staff.
    • Supervises optiprep of oncolytic herpes viruses for both mother and working stock inventories.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Maintains general lab organization: Orders lab supplies and equipment in a cost-efficient manner, and monitors related invoices and receipt of items.
    • Oversees laboratory equipment and organizes maintenance, warranties and repairs as warranted.
    • Maintains updated laboratory SOPs and protocols.
    • Ensures lab compliance with regulatory requirements including IACUC, IRB, OSHA and EHS and keeps related records.
    • Personnel Management Serves as a central resource for lab team to accomplish research objectives.
    • Provides technical supervision and trains lab members in various lab techniques and use of equipment.
    • Communicates lab policies and expectations for lab members and monitors compliance with all lab regulations.
    • Contributes to the lab spirit and serves as a key team member.
    • Acknowledges and leverages the strengths of others and is open to different perspectives and ideas.

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  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

    Description: 

    Advanced Practice Providers within the Department of Neurosurgery are valuable members of the team and provide patient education and care to a critical portion of the neurosurgery community. The APP will be expected to participate in morning rounds, execute orders on patients that are currently inpatient. The APP will be expected to participate in clinic alongside the surgeon and manage a high complexity service line through collaboration of other services. The APP will also be expected to have independent clinics throughout the week with the opportunity to complete consults on the inpatient and outpatient spaces. The independent clinics will serve as an opportunity to improve access to care and function autonomously through collaboration with their supervising physician. The APP will also be expected to be a valuable team member and assist in our spine and cranial service lines when needed.

    Qualifications:

    Master's degree in Nursing with an Acute Care NP or Family NP certification or graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required.

    Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

    Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:

    Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners with certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required.  Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required or should be obtained within 30 days of employment. Depending on the unit/department, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Based on thorough physical and psychosocial patient assessments, formulates and implements comprehensive patient care plans focused on surgical interventions. Plans include patient and family education, prescriptions, additional lab and diagnostic testing, and therapies.
    • Ensures complete documentation of patient assessments, patient care plans, and care provided.
    • Orders and interprets laboratory and other diagnostic tests for the patient.
    • Maintains records and reports as required by regulatory agencies and The Joint Commission (TJC). May coordinate and/or participate in performance and quality improvement activities.
    • May assist in the coordination of research protocols, serving as a patient advocate and a liaison
      between the patient and other health care providers.
    • Provides assistance in orientation and/or training of new clinical personnel as needed. Provides educational information by conducting workshops, in-service training and distributing appropriate
      materials for patients and staff.
    • Serves as the expert clinical resource to clinical staff and patients in the area of specialty.
    • Provides a safe environment for patients and others.
    • Demonstrates a responsible attitude toward continued professional growth.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship

    Description: 

    A 12-month training program, consisting of:

    • Operative experience in functional adult and pediatric neurosurgery, if applicable 
    • Experience in stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Participation in functional neurosurgery (DBS, epilepsy, pain) and movement disorder clinics
    • Clinical research in functional neurosurgery and radiosurgery
    • Resident education. 

    The fellowship will be located at UAB Hospital.

    Qualifications: 

    Must be eligible to be licensed as a physician in the State of Alabama. 

    Board-certification or Board-eligibility in Neurosurgery is preferred.



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  • Radiosurgery and Neurointerventional Fellowship

    The Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has two FT Temporary (02) faculty positions in the Department of Neurosurgery as non-tenure track Instructors. The Department has received external funding from two sources to fund two separate non ACGME fellowships: Radiosurgery and Neurointerventional.

    The Radiosurgery Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) is a 12-month training program that provides:
    1. Experience in stereotactic radiosurgery for all neurosurgical indications
    2. Participation in radiosurgery and clinics in both radiation oncology and neurosurgery.
    3. Clinical, translational and/or basic science research in radiosurgery-related areas.
    4. Resident education in radiosurgery.
    The Fellowship is based at the UAB Hospital, the Kirklin Clinic, and the UAB Radiation Oncology Facility. Pediatric activity is performed at Children’s Hospital of Alabama (COA).

    The Neurointerventional Fellowship is a 12-month training program that provides:
    1. Procedural experience in diagnostic and interventional neuroangiography.
    2. Participation in cerebrovascular clinics.
    3. Participation in cerebrovascular and stroke conferences.
    4. Clinical research in cerebrovascular and neurointervention.
    5. Resident education in neurointervention.
    6. Basic neurointerventional skills with an endovascular simulator.

    Surgeons and surgeon-investigators must be eligible to be licensed as a physician in the State of Alabama. Board-certification or Board-eligibility in Neurosurgery is preferred.

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  • Van Meir Lab: Molecular mechanisms and therapy development for cancer

    Principal Investigator: Erwin G. VAN MEIR, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Associate Director, NCI-designated O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL, evanmeir@uab.edu

    New NIH-funded positions are available for ambitious and outstanding postdocs to participate in studies of molecular mechanisms and therapy development for cancer. Fellows are expected to be independent, capable of leading their own research projects and be in charge of all aspects of their project from conception, data generation and analysis to grant submissions and preparation of scientific publications under the guidance of the PI.

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