The Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are seeking a clinician scientist with clinical and research interest in GI malignancies. Appointment will be at the associate or full professor level, tenure earning or tenured, commensurate with experience. Applicants must have an MD or equivalent degree, and should be board certified or board eligible in hematology and/or oncology. Enhancing research and treatment in GI malignancies is an institutional priority at UAB. The multidisciplinary GI Oncology Clinic treats all types of GI malignancies, and identifies candidates for clinical trials. Several investigators within the comprehensive cancer center have well established laboratory research programs in GI malignancy, and cancer center holds a pancreatic cancer SPORE. The successful candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments in translational research relevant to GI malignancies, and will exhibit the qualities required for team building and being a successful leader, including the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across basic and clinical sciences to further development of a GI malignancy program.
The Division of Hematology-Oncology has undergone rapid growth with over 40 faculty members at present, and is poised to continue this progress to become an internationally pre-eminent academic program, with heavy investment from the Department, School, and Cancer Center, under the leadership of Ravi Bhatia, MD, the new Division Director and Deputy Director of the UAB Cancer Center. The Division is a key component of the NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. Faculty have access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs including the UABCTSI, SPOREs, the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, and flagship programs in Genomics/personalized medicine, advanced medical imaging, outcomes and effectiveness research and survivorship, amongst others. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living. UAB provides competitive salaries and generous benefit packages.
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
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Internal Number: 2395
About University of Alabama Birmingham
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.