The Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks a clinician or clinician-investigator holding MD, DO, or MD/PhD degrees for a faculty position with open rank and tenure status. Rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Medical Genetics or other applicable field as determined by Department Chair.
The Department of Genetics is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty focused on performing basic laboratory and clinical research, providing inpatient and outpatient consultation services and offering state-of-the-art genetic diagnostic testing.
The successful applicant will become an integral part of the clinical genetics team, which includes 4 Medical Geneticists, 12 genetic counselors, 2 nurses, 3 metabolic dieticians, and other support staff. We expect that at least 50% of clinical effort will be in providing patient care for patients with inborn errors of metabolism, including involvement in the state newborn screening program. However, the exact distribution of clinical effort can be modified based on the applicant’s interests.
We also expect the applicant to be involved in the educational mission of the department. The UAB Medical Genetics Training programs has 7 residents distributed among four training tracks - Categorical Medical Genetics, Pediatrics- Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine- Medical Genetics, and Maternal Fetal Medicine-Medical Genetics. In addition, we provide medical genetics education for the School of Medicine, Graduate program, Genetic Counseling Training program, other health professionals, researchers and the public.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.
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.
Interested candidates should apply here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7819 by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. 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 individuals with disabilities and veterans.