FACULTY POSITION - Director, Oncology Phase I Clinical Research Unit

Birmingham, Alabama
Commensurate with experience
Dec 04, 2018
Jan 03, 2019
Full Time

Comprehensive Cancer Center / Division of Hematology and Oncology

The Comprehensive Cancer Center in the School of Medicine and the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an outstanding academic physician with expertise in medical oncology and/or hematology as Director of the Oncology Phase I Clinical Research Unit, an established program that facilitates the development, management and direction of early phase oncology clinical trials. The unit currently employs over thirty dedicated staff that supports a robust portfolio (> 40 open protocols) expecting accrual of one hundred fifty patients annually in both outpatient and inpatient settings combined. The applicant will possess demonstrable leadership skills and should be an accomplished clinician scientist with a strong background in clinical and translational research. The Director will be committed to a leadership role in furthering and enhancing the academic and clinical development of the Phase I Oncology program, providing exemplary patient care, developing a strong portfolio of clinical trials to advance the care of cancer patients, and promoting clinical and translational research in cancer.

The Phase I Director will oversee and be responsible for the overall operations of the Oncology Phase I Clinical Research Unit including the development and execution of key strategies targeting growth and cutting edge research. Duties will include, but are not limited to, outlining and executing the goals and strategies supporting growth and continued development of the early phase clinical trial operations in collaboration and cooperation with clinical investigators in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and the Cancer Center.  Responsibilities will involve participation in multidisciplinary patient care teams, disease-oriented working groups, inpatient treatment, outpatient care, clinical trials and opportunities for collaboration for investigator-initiated clinical research and grants. The teaching of this specialization to fellows, residents and medical students is also required.  Additional leadership positions within the Cancer Center may be available to highly qualified and accomplished candidates. Appropriately qualified candidates may also be supported by an endowed chair. The Director will have a full-time appointment at the associate or full professor level, non-tenure earning, tenure earning, or tenured, in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine. Rank and tenure status to be determined commensurate with experience.  Applicants must have an MD degree, and be board certified or board eligible in oncology and/or hematology.  

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The UAB CCC was one of the first eight NCI-designated Cancer Centers in 1972 and has been continuously funded for 46 years. It is the only CCC in a four-state region in the Deep South. The UAB CCC treats over 5,000 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. The UAB CCC has over 400 members conducting outstanding cancer research in six scientific programs. Center members receive approximately $100 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple program project and large “team science” grants. The UAB CCC has 12 grant-supported cores, 9 of which are institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 200 cancer clinical trials. A robust environment of outstanding interdisciplinary programs includes an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and synergizes with the UAB CCC.

Interested individuals should apply online at http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/4619.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. 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 and nicotine 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.