Academic Joint Departments - Open Rank/ Open Tenure - Clinical Genetics/Genomic Medicine Faculty
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 9668
Position Number: 00401; 12001; 61801
School/College: Academic Joint Departments
Department of Genetics 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 Physician-Scientists, 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. For full time scientists, 95% of his/her time will be spent on research.
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. UAB has a strong commitment to outreach to underserved populations in our region, and candidates with an interest in bringing genomic medicine to diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.
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