The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is soliciting candidates for an Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The candidate should have experience in Virology, and a minimum of 10 years of postgraduate experience. In addition, the candidate should have documented success in obtaining and maintaining extramural support, including grants from the National Institutes of Health. The research laboratory of this individual will be located in dedicated space amongst other clinical virologists at the institution. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to recruit additional faculty over time who will be expected to compete for, if not already have, independent extramural support. The focus of the laboratory research can be on either RNA or DNA viruses.
The selected candidate also will have the opportunity to direct the Molecular Diagnostic Virology Laboratory, which is located on the Children's of Alabama campus adjacent to the research labs. This established and highly successful clinical laboratory provides an additional opportunity for research in the pathogenesis of human viral infections, translating clinical events from the hospital to basic science observations.
The Division of Infectious Diseases has a longstanding, internationally renowned record in the study of herpesvirus Infections, including the molecular biology, diagnosis, epidemiology, and treatment. Additional research conducted by division scientists include the development and evaluation of genetically engineered herpes simplex virus for the treatment of brain tumors, and a robust drug discovery program in partnership with Southern Research. There are nine physician-researchers and three PhDs in the Division, who receive nearly $16 million annually in federal funding. The division leads four national and international networks of clinical collaborators on the bench-to-bedside-to-bench research conducted by its faculty members.
The UAB Department of Pediatrics has nationally recognized expertise and firmly established multidisciplinary programs. This position will provide opportunities for growth of divisional programs, as well as opportunities for collaborations with other distinguished programs within UAB.
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
The ideal candidate will qualify for an appointment at the Associate or Professor level within UAB and will be an MD, or MD/PhD who is licensed or eligible for a medical license in the state of Alabama. Salary and tenure status are negotiable based on experience and current academic achievements.
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.