Genomic Medicine Faculty

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The UAB Department of Genetics seeks faculty members to join a program in Genomic Medicine. The successful candidates will be an MD, MD/PhD or PhD and able to sustain a grant-supported clinical and/or laboratory research program in genomic medicine.

For clinicians, up to 20% effort seeing patients in genomic medicine-related clinics can be supported, in which case board certification in clinical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics is strongly encouraged. Faculty rank is open, depending on the experience of the candidate and external grant funding of the candidate.  Faculty rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications of the candidate and external grant funding of the candidate.

The UAB Department of Genetics has a robust program in genomic medicine, including an Undiagnosed Disease Program, the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative sponsored by the State of Alabama, and participation in several large NIH-funded consortia, including the All of Us Research Program, the eMERGE consortium, and the Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER) Consortium.  We have a close collaboration with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, AL with the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine.

There is also an active training program, including an undergraduate major in genetics and genomics, graduate training in genetics and genomics, a genetic counselor training program, a genetics residency program, and NHGRI-funded programs in genomic medicine, including a T32 in Genomic Medicine and SURE-GM, an R25-funded summer program for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to spend one summer at HudsonAlpha followed by a second summer at UAB.

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with more than $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. In 2021, Forbes named UAB as America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer, topping a list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies and more, across dozens of industries. Forbes also named UAB America’s Best Employer for Diversity among colleges and universities in 2021.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

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.

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Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. 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.

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.

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