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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that has - for more than seven decades - produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was named America's #1 Best Large Employer by Forbes for 2021, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities and more, across dozens of industries.

UAB Hospital, the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and eighth-largest hospital in the nation, is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. As a leading academic medical center, UAB is committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients, advancing medical knowledge through innovative research, and training the next generation of healthcare providers.

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

Faculty 

  • 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.

    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

  • 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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  • Administrative Office Specialist IV

    Description: 

    To perform standard and some advanced secretarial duties under general supervision. To provide administrative support to the managers and directors of assigned clinics. To perform tasks to assist management in fulfilling their patient care obligations as well as the daily activities of the clinic.

    Qualifications: 

    High School diploma or GED and five (5) years of clerical experience involving standard secretarial duties required. Successful completion of all IDX classes required. Successful completion of a credit check, using banking industry criteria, may be required in determining the eligibility of candidates.

    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 strives to satisfy the customer's perceived needs.

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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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