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Neuro Oncologist faculty position in Hematology Oncology at UAB

Birmingham, Alabama
Competitive Salary and Benefits package
Closing date
Apr 14, 2023

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine seeks qualified individuals with strong clinical, teaching and research skills, for a full-time Neuro-Oncologist to join its medical oncology practice.

The position is to provide clinical care to patients with tumors of the nervous system including primary and metastatic tumors of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves and to perform research in the field of Neuro-Oncology. This position will require a minimum of 70% effort in clinical care and allows for up to 30% effort for research activities. Funding to support research time and career development activities will be provided by the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

The position will work alongside clinical and basic science faculty and staff in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The UAB OCCC 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.

The Neuro-Oncology program is a premier program in the O’Neal Cancer Center that includes a nationally recognized basic, translational and clinical research program. In this position, applicants will have an outstanding opportunity for collaboration with a dedicated and enthusiastic team focused on neuro-oncology including clinical research colleagues and basic scientists across the institution. This position would be active in multi-disciplinary teams including neurology, medical oncology, neurosurgery, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, neuropsychology, neuropathology, and palliative medicine. Additionally, participating in well-attended multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, clinical trial research meetings, and other multidisciplinary research meetings with ample opportunities for growth in clinical research.

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. In 2021 UAB was named by Forbes as America’s #1 Best Large Employer and #4 for Best Employers for Diversity.

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 eighth largest hospital in the nation, the flagship of the UAB Health System and 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 TheKirklinClinic
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.UAB Hospital is ranked year after year as Alabama’s top Hospital my US News and World Report with top ranked specialties, the only Magnet Nursing-designated Adult hospital in Alabama and a destination for comprehensive care for the people of Alabama and the surrounding region.
In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion

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