The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (BMG) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks highly-qualified applicants to fill up to three positions for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors. Successful candidates will have a research program focused on broad areas of biochemistry and molecular genetics. Research programs in the regulation of gene expression; structural biology; DNA synthesis/repair; and mechanisms of disease will be of particular interest.
Candidates are expected to be highly motivated with excellent communication, teaching, and writing skills, and to have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent, cutting-edge research that has resulted in an impactful publication record. The successful candidate must establish a robust, innovative, and externally funded research program, and contribute to teaching and mentorship activities at the medical and graduate level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or similar doctoral degree) with preference given to candidates who bring innovative approaches that complement existing expertise within the department.
Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the state of Alabama, 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 and 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 received nearly $849 million in research grants and awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021.
The successful applicant will benefit from modern research facilities, strong institutional and departmental commitments to career development and mentoring, and a vibrant, collaborative research environment. Competitive compensation and startup packages are being offered. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their past research activities and future research goals, their curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and the name and contact information of three references to UAB PeopleAdmin.
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.
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.
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or similar doctoral degree) with preference given to candidates who bring innovative approaches that complement existing expertise within the department. Successful candidates will have a research program focused on broad areas of biochemistry and molecular genetics. Research programs in the regulation of gene expression; structural biology; DNA synthesis/repair; and mechanisms of disease will be of particular interest.
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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.