Company Name:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham


Birmingham, Alabama

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

February 5, 2019

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Neurobiology

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Neurobiology. We are seeking candidates to establish and direct the Translational Autism/Neurodevelopmental Research Core. The main functions are to create an NDD patient registry with consent to recontact with all relevant Autism clinical and research service sites on campus, support customers and users of the database, foster grant submissions, and provide clinical autism diagnosis. Appointments may be at any rank.

UAB is a research-intensive university ranked in the top 10 among public universities for NIH funding. The Department of Neurobiology ( is entering its 21st year as a well-funded department at UAB. Faculty are housed in custom-designed laboratories and offices in the Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building and nearby Civitan International Research Center. The department has strengths in the molecular mechanisms of neuronal function, synaptic communication and plasticity, and animal models of disease. Faculty use technical approaches spanning molecular, genetic, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels of analysis. The Department of Neurobiology provides competitive start-up packages, modern laboratory space, excellent core facilities, and extensive opportunities for collaborative research and participation in undergraduate, graduate and medical training programs. UAB is strongly committed to neuroscience research, and the department will expand over the next few years under new leadership. A broad and collegial environment for neuroscience research is facilitated by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, a network of over 200 basic, translational and clinical faculty from 23 departments.

UAB pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care and strives to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities of the 21st century. A record 20,942 students were enrolled at UAB in Fall 2017. The School of Medicine has more than 1,200 full time faculty and approximately 1,200 medical and graduate students. UAB is the largest employer in the state of Alabama with operating revenues of $3 billion. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan city at the heart of a metropolitan area with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a rich cultural center and progressive community with low cost of living, moderate weather, and ample outdoor activities.

Successful candidates must have a PhD and/or MD in a related field and a strong record of research accomplishments. Faculty members are expected to establish active independent research programs and to participate in education of professional, graduate and undergraduate students. The Department of Neurobiology is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis in March 2019. To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted before June 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, and brief summary of current and proposed research activities as a single PDF file. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Interested applicants should apply here:

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.

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