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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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Faculty 

  • 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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  • 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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Staff

  • Advanced Practice Provider - Neuroendovascular

    Description: 

    Assist in the inpatient neuroendovascular suite each day alongside faculty to do the following: initiation of direct access lines, completion of procedures, discontinuation of lines and post-procedural care completed on the inpatient units. Complete pre-op and post-op protocols through evaluations and order entry with thorough and appropriate discharges. Responsible for independently completing inpatient consults daily.  Once fully onboarded/trained, the APP will have independent ambulatory sessions 2-3 times per week for improved access to care and continuity of care for this patient population.  

    The following APPs may be considered for this role:  Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (with RNFA and CNOR certifications) or Physician Assistant

    Qualifications: 

    Master's degree in Nursing with an Adult Acute Care NP certification with RNFA and CNOR certifications, or graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required.  

    Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirements.

    Required Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:

    Currently certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Specialty by the Alabama Board of Nursing or 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.



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  • Program Coordinator I

    Description:

    Coordinates administrative, personnel and logistical support for a defined department program. Carries out established program objectives and directives. 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.

    Qualifications:

    High School diploma or GED and three (3) years of related experience required.

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  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator II

    Description: 

    Conduct and understand all study activities in accordance with the protocol, IRB regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Manage the life cycle of the clinical trial from study start-up through trial maintenance to study closure. Coordinate and organize patient care including recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, conducting visits and collecting various assessments such as adverse event (AE) information or questionnaires.

    This position is research focused utilizing RN skills and talents under the research protocol.

    Qualifications: 

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



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  • Advanced Practice Provider - Neurosurgical Spine

    Description: 

    Function in support of our neurosurgical spine service line at UAB. Responsible for inpatient management of spine patients, clinic throughput of new, follow-up and po-stop neurosurgical spine patients. Function autonomously through support of the spine patient population and function as a screening clinic as experience allows. Support to other spine service lines is also necessary to improve access to care to improve clinic efficiency and patient throughput. There is an opportunity to have the APP assist in surgery with the addition of extra OR rooms if privileging/licensing and credentialing is appropriate.      

    Qualifications: 

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

    Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirements.

    Required Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:

    Currently certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Specialty by the Alabama Board of Nursing or 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.



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  • Researcher IV

    Description: 

    Assists in brain tumor research. Oversees projects within the laboratory and assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of lab activities. Collects, enters, summarizes, analyzes and interprets data. Contributes significantly to the planning/design of studies and helps develop long and short-term goals. 

    Qualifications: 

    • Doctorate in a related field, scientific field with experience in a cancer research lab preferred
    • OR Master's degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience 
    • OR Bachelor’s degree in related field and four (4) years of related experience 
    • OR Associate's degree in related field and six (6) years of related experience

    Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirements.



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  • Clinical Research Coordinator II

    Description: 

    Serve as a liaison with medical staff, University Departments, ancillary departments and/or satellite facilities. Organize patient enrollment planning. Conduct quality assurance activities. Compile and analyze data. Develop and implement procedures, maintain records, track progress and conduct quality assurance on data collected. 

    Qualifications: 

    Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. 

    Work experience may substitute for education requirements.



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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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