Assistant Professor - Preventive Medicine F1811P

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Apr 12, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

 

Division of Preventive Medicine – Department of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Type: Full Time

 

School/College: School of Medicine

 

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Open Tenure

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

 

The Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks a

doctoral-level scientist for an Assistant Professor position, either tenure track or non-tenure earning. Salary and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications. Early career investigators who have completed postdoctoral training or similar experiences and who demonstrate high potential to obtain extramural funding are sought. A successful track record of pilot/feasibility grants, training awards, and scholarly productivity is desired.

 

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or closely related field. Candidates will be considered who have professional experience and interest in collaborating with cancer center investigators, scientific productivity related to biostatistical methodology, and the ability to work as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Accomplishments that include innovative contributions to peer-reviewed publications or active participation in peer-reviewed research funding are preferred.

 

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious comprehensive cancer centers in the country ranks and with academic appointment in department of medicine, division of preventive medicine. The O’Neal was one of the first eight NCI-designated Cancer Centers in 1972 and has been continuously funded for 46 years. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in a four-state region in the Deep South. The O’Neal treats over 5,000 new cancer patients annually and is engaged in comprehensive and integrated efforts in cancer care and delivery research.  Incumbents in this position will be responsible for collaboration with cancer center investigators and clinical, basic and translational scientists in such areas as early phase clinical trials, large multi-center trials, observational studies including comparative effectiveness research, laboratory investigations and population-based epidemiologic studies. Additionally, incumbents will conduct original statistical and collaborative research, data analyses, assist in software development; provide support for development and review of clinical trial protocols; provide support for preparation of grant applications and research publications; provide other biostatistical methodology support and consultation to investigators as needed.

 

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 is #1 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers 2021.

 

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. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

 

UAB secured nearly $849 million in research grants and awards from the 12-month period ending on Sept. 30, 2021, which represents a one-year increase of 33%, includes two pandemic-related awards that totaled $201 million. Each of UAB's six health-related schools is among the top 10 public universities receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health, and UAB ranks among the top 3% of U.S. universities based on all federal research funding awarded. Industry support from all sources totaled $149 million, up 49% for the year. Industry-supported clinical trials, a subset of this number, increased $42 million, or 56%, for the year. In FY 2021, intellectual property disclosures managed by the UAB increased 50% to 127, with 19 patents issued, 44 licenses executed, three startups launched and $4.87 million in revenue was generated.

 

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine. In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and application packet including curriculum vitae, research

interest/expertise, and the names of three references. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion.

 

 

Application Details

Interested candidates should apply here: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10675

 

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home.

 

Required Qualifications: Doctoral candidates from a variety of disciplines such as medicine, public health, behavioral science, psychology, or epidemiology are invited to apply. We seek to enhance existing collaborations and build on research strengths in multiple areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer prevention and control, and life-course and aging, with cross-cutting themes of health disparities/vulnerable populations, outcomes research, community-based behavioral science, biostatistics, and population-based clinical trials and observational studies. For clinician scientists, clinical practice linkages are available through affiliated health care systems.

 

Open Date: 3/25/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

 

EEO Statement:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race,

national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 

Pre-employment Background Check: A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

 

Drug/Nicotine Screen (if applicable): In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

 

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