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Investigator in Human Induced Pluripotent Cells (iPSCs) in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurology is recruiting an investigator with expertise using human induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) in Alzheimer’s disease research. This investigator will direct a state-of-the-art Human Cell Modeling Lab established by the new $5 million James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Fund to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Research and will be a leader in using iPSC models to find new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease.

This recruitment is part of a major strategic initiative in the Neurosciences by the UAB Heersink School of Medicine (SOM) to recruit up to 12 new investigators. Recruitment is for tenured or tenure‐track faculty at any rank. Applicants should have MD and/or PhD training and a vigorous research program using iPSCs to study Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.


Successful applicants will join one of the strongest neuroscience and neurodegeneration environments in the country. UAB’s Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) includes 16 faculty members conducting basic/translational research across the spectrum of neurodegenerative disease. Our NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will soon occupy 19,000 square feet of newly renovated space along with the division of behavioral neurology and UAB’s Evelyn F. McKnight Institute, one of only four such institutes in the country that focus on cognitive aging. The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UAB’s NIH-funded CTSA) provides rich support for the clinical research enterprise. Additional related NIH-funded programs at UAB include a Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease, NeuroNext and StrokeNet sites, and several T32 Training Programs, including one focused on Neurodegeneration. The UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center has more than 450 neuroscience research faculty, clinicians, staff, students & trainees representing 23 UAB departments across 7 UAB schools and spanning a diverse range of neuroscience research areas.

Named America’s #1 Best Large Employer for 2021 by Forbes and 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 with more than 1,300 full time faculty and almost 1,200 medical and graduate students. The UAB SOM ranks 21st and the Department of Neurology 16th nationally in NIH research funding.


The Heersink SOM welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications. To receive full consideration, interested individuals should electronically submit a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest, and a diversity statement. 

The letter of interest is a brief cover letter detailing your experience and key achievements related to this position and your thoughts on how you see yourself contributing to the programs and responsibilities described in this position specification. Statements of diversity should outline your efforts/experience at promoting diversity and inclusive excellence. Letters should be addressed to the UAB Search Committee and submitted electronically.

Materials will be reviewed immediately and will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. All inquiries should be emailed to Josh Carter, Ph.D., Executive Director for Heersink SOM Strategic Leadership Recruitment at

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**For more information about the UAB Heersink SOM, please visit:

***For more information about the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Center, please visit

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.

A pre-employment background check 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 and nicotine screen to be hired.

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