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Burton Chair for the MS Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Closing date
Aug 12, 2021

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Job Description:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine (SOM) and the Multiple Sclerosis Center (MSC) are recruiting for the Burton Multiple Sclerosis Endowed Research Chair. This recruitment is part of a major strategic initiative in the Neurosciences by the UAB SOM to recruit up to 12 new investigators. Recruitment is for tenured or tenure‐track faculty at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. Applicants should have MD and/or PhD training and a vigorous research program in Multiple Sclerosis. Particular attention will be given to those with a focus on innovative fundamental or translational research programs, including studies of immune system involvement in MS and mechanisms underlying demyelination/remyelination. 

Successful applicants will join one of the strongest neuroscience and neurodegeneration environments in the country. The UAB MSC provides ongoing opportunities for partnership between UAB’s nationally-renowned MS researchers and other research faculty who have complementary research interests and expertise. This work involves an outstanding group of investigators, from within and outside the field of MS, with the common goal of developing and evaluating novel approaches to modulate the immune system, promote remyelination and protect cells in the brain and spinal cord in people with MS. The Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) has 13 labs conducting translational laboratory research on neurodegenerative diseases. The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UAB’s NIH-funded CTSA) provides rich support for the clinical research enterprise. Additional related NIH-funded programs at UAB include a Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease, NeuroNext and StrokeNet sites, a T32 Training Program in Neurodegeneration, and R25 research track program for residents. The UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center has more than 450 neuroscience research faculty, clinicians, staff, students & trainees representing 23 UAB departments across 7 UAB schools and spanning a diverse range of neuroscience research areas.

Named America’s #1 Best Large Employer for 2021 by Forbes and driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, 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. UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with more than 23,000 employees; it supports more than 64,000 jobs statewide with more than 1,400 full time faculty and almost 8,200 medical and graduate students. The UAB SOM ranks 24th nationally in NIH research funding.

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.

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.

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