Preventive Medicine Clinical-Investigator/Community-based Researcher

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, is seeking Preventive Medicine Clinical-Investigator-Community-based Researchers for a major strategic portfolio increase for efforts in community-based research. Successful applicants will join one of the country's strongest and most diverse divisions, which contributes to medicine and public health through research and dissemination of knowledge, leading to improved health outcomes.

Qualifications

  • All applications will be considered, with priority given to those with expertise in community-engaged research and related methods
  • The application of community-engaged research to the prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity, and other cardiometabolic diseases) is highly desirable
  • Community-engaged research to address health disparities and health equity is highly desirable
  • Ideal candidates will have a successful track record of research productivity or significant promise for such productivity as demonstrated by extramural grant funding and scholarly products

Opportunity Highlights

  • Leadership positions are available for qualified candidates
  • Join an internationally-renowned Division with 23 faculty members, organized into 4 sections: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Substance Use, Abuse, and Misuse
  • The development and training of new investigators are central to its mission
  • Work for a Division of Preventive Medicine that's played a critical role in the many groundbreaking trials contributing to the knowledge of medical and health systems, behavioral aspects of disease, epidemiology, prevention, control, and disease outcomes
  • Particular concern with health disparities and a desire to promote women's health guide many Division activities
  • UAB was ranked as Forbes' Best Large Employer in the US for 2021
  • Forbes lists UAB #4 Best Employer for Diversity
  • UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually
  • Heersink SOM ranks #2 nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 8 for all public institutions
  • Three departments within the Heersink SOM are ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding in 2021

Community Highlights – Live and Work in Birmingham, Alabama

Bursting with Southern charm and hospitality, Birmingham is a diverse city rich in culture with a small-town feel and a close-knit community that will let you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The city and surrounding region have something for everyone, with various events throughout the year and tremendous opportunities for families and individuals alike.

  • US News ranks Birmingham as a Best Place to Live in the nation
  • Benefit from affordable housing options in charming neighborhoods and a cost of living nearly 26% lower than the national average
  • Experience four distinct seasons, allowing for various outdoor recreation and top-notch shops and restaurants throughout the city
  • Enjoy convenient access to the mountains, the Gulf Coast, and other large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta and Nashville, as well as many Birmingham amenities—including an international airport, live entertainment, arts offerings, and professional sporting events
  • Seven Birmingham restaurants and chefs have received the prestigious James Beard Award

For confidential inquiries and applications, please send CV and a cover letter/research statement to Jay Torio, Regional Vice President-Academic Recruitment at [email protected].