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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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  • Clinical Spine

    We are seeking a BC/BE neurosurgeon with expertise in complex spinal surgery to join a group of skilled neurosurgeons in a highly collaborative academic environment.

    The newly recruited neurosurgeon will focus on spine but also participate in general neurosurgery and trauma call. 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. Desirable 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.

    The position also includes teaching and research responsibilities and requires an ability to work well with neurosurgical and critical care partners. 

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  • Program Director II

    Directs operations of a programmatic function. Operates with a high degree of independence. Responsible for program development, content, and administration. Establishes program objectives, manages programmatic fiscal activities, supervises staff engaged in carrying out program activities, and may require grant writing and/or other ability to secure program funding. Prepares various reports for programs.

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  • Program Coordinator I

    Under general supervision, coordinates administrative, personnel, and logistical support for a defined department program. Carries out established program objectives and directives. Determines the best approach to accomplish assignments. May supervise support staff. Communicates, using a variety of media, with internal and external constituencies. May be responsible for adherence to program budget and/or other fiscal duties. May assist with grant and contract preparation and submission. May handle data management.

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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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  • Radiosurgery Fellow

    The UAB Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology are offering a one-year radiosurgery fellowship for post-graduate neurosurgeons beginning Summer/Fall 2022. The program treats over 400 patients a year, covering cranial and spinal neoplasms, cranial vascular lesions as well as functional radiosurgery for face pain and movement disorders. The multispecialty faculty work closely together, facilitated by joint QA/QC and case review conferences thus assuring full exposure to neurosurgical, radiosurgical and/or combined therapy options.

    The UAB radiosurgical program leads and participates in numerous clinical, translational and basic science protocols and is internationally known for contributions in these areas. Of which, the fellow will have abundant opportunities to participate in these endeavors.

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