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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.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care.

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Neuro-oncology and Neurovascular Research

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the following 4 open research positions for investigators holding MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees:

  • Tenured Professor level neuro-oncology researcher

  • Assistant or Associate Professor level neuro-oncology researcher

  • Instructor level Neuro-oncology researcher to work with Dr. James M. Markert

  • 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.

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Director of the Neurosurgical Excellence & Innovation Program and Research Education Program Leader

We are seeking a surgeon-investigator, neurologist, or investigator holding MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees to join our team as the Director of Neurosurgical Excellence & Innovation Program and Research Education Program Leader. Applicants will be considered for a tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure earning position at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor commensurate with clinical, research, teaching expertise, and scholarly accomplishments.

This individual will provide oversight, support, direction, coaching, and development across our departmental research educational programs including, but not limited to faculty, residents, research fellows, medical student researchers, research observerships, visiting scientist researchers, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate student researchers. 

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Operations Administrator

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

This position is responsible for supervising assigned department staff, and providing advice and assistance to management in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of modifications to existing operations, systems, and procedures. This position will review and update in-service and procedure manual(s), as well as assist in preparation of department annual budgets and monitoring of actual department results to determine compliance with budget and forecast potential problems. This position will coordinate interviewing applicants, hiring/placement of employees, performance evaluations, counseling, discipline, and recommendation for termination. This position will monitor safety program(s) to meet regulatory compliance, and provide consultation and guidance for satellite facilities.

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Researcher III

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

As directed, to independently set up and perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals. To collect, enter, summarize and analyze data. To monitor results, detect and report unusual outcomes and suggest modifications. To develop and improve techniques for the lab.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizes, packs, ships, and tracks supplies for surgery, virus, and all postop visits.  
  • Receives and processes all tumor, blood, salivary and conjunctival specimens.
  • Maintains all records including receipts and use of supplies, samples, results of assays, and subject data.
  • Performs assays under the direction of the lab manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Postdoctoral Opportunities

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,

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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