Cancer Faculty Investigators

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
July 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Join the UAB team and help us fight the battle against cancer

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is leading the recruitment of multiple investigators (up to 15) for a major strategic increase in its portfolio across basic and translational research efforts. Recruitment is for tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-earning faculty 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 those with emphasis (or focused) in: tumor immunology and inflammation, cancer cell metabolism, epigenetics, oncolytic viruses, cancer outcomes and survivorship, role of the microbiome in cancer, cancer imaging, chemoprevention and informatics. Likewise, we are interested in research involving the following organ systems: ovary, breast, lung, GU, GI, brain and hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma.

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 23rd nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 10 for all public institutions. Total research expenditures at UAB exceeded $538 million in 2017.

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The UAB CCC was one of the first eight NCI-designated Cancer Centers in 1972 and has been continuously funded for 46 years. It is the only CCC in a four-state region in the Deep South. The UAB CCC treats over 5,000 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. The UAB CCC has over 400 members conducting outstanding cancer research in six scientific programs. Center members receive approximately $100 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple program project and large “team science” grants. The UAB CCC has 12 grant-supported cores, 9 of which are institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 200 cancer clinical trials. UAB is one of 42 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the UAB CCC to promote junior investigators.

Applicants must upload their Curriculum Vitae, one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references to Application deadline is October 1, 2018. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have an MD, PhD or MD/PhD. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and must be able to work in a team environment.

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 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 and nicotine screen to be hired.

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