Faculty Positions in Broad Areas of Cancer Research at UAB
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB SOM) and the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB are leading the recruitment of up to 10 investigators for a major strategic portfolio increase across basic and population science and translational research efforts in cancer. Recruitment is for tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-earning faculty applicants with an MD, PhD or MD/PhD at all ranks and includes academic appointment in one or more of 27 academic departments across the School of Medicine (SOM), many of which rank in the top 10 nationally in NIH funding.
All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to strategic scientific focus areas identified by the O’Neal 2021-2026 Strategic Plan and in disease areas identified by O’Neal Community Outreach and Engagement as particularly relevant to our catchment area, i.e., the State of Alabama.
Strategic Scientific Areas:
Obesity and Metabolism in Cancer
Target Identification and Therapeutic Development
Mitigating the morbidity of cancer and its treatment.
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Disease Focus Areas:
Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious comprehensive cancer centers in the country. 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.
The O’Neal has over 400 members conducting outstanding cancer research in four scientific programs. Center members receive approximately $100 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple program project and large “team science” grants. The O’Neal has 12 shared resources that enable cutting-edge science and a robust clinical trial infrastructure that supports the seamless translation of this science. UAB is one of 42 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a collaborative environment that synergizes with the O’Neal to promote junior investigators.
Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the state, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with more than 23,000 employees; it supports more than 64,000 jobs statewide. UAB currently is experiencing major and sustained investment and growth, due to both its exceptional research faculty and its culture of collaboration. UAB was awarded $602,024,372 in total research grants and awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2019. The figure represents an extraordinary increase of $75 million in funding over one year — a 14.2 percent increase — and a second consecutive year of double-digit percentage growth. UAB has now averaged 10 percent growth in its research funding awards in each of the past three years and a staggering 34 percent overall increase since 2014-15. Research funding to UAB from the National Institutes of Health exceeded $325 million in 2020, placing UAB 27th among universities in NIH funding overall. The largest amount of funding, $269,911,974, went to investigators in the School of Medicine. This was an increase of more than $13 million over 2019, good for 24th overall among the nation’s medical schools.
UAB is a diverse and vibrant academic community that values and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and which works in a team environment.
Applicants must upload their Curriculum Vitae, one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.
To submit application materials, visit: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9664
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 veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. 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 screen to be hired.
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.