The Department of Pathology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is inviting applications from qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time, open tenure or non-tenure earning position through the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine. This position will work across campus for collaborative research and clinical work requiring molecular pathology expertise. Responsibilities include the development, validation, and implementation of molecular diagnostic clinical tests and expansion of test menu in the UAB Hospital's CLIA-certified clinical molecular diagnostics lab. Research and publications in related areas are required. This candidate should have excellent communication and collaborative skills and will work closely with our growing faculty team at the molecular diagnostic laboratory at UAB Hospital
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
The candidate must have an M.D. or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields with appropriate postdoctoral fellowship training. A background in the following is required: technical experience in a CLIA certified, CAP accredited high-complexity clinical lab utilizing molecular techniques; an understanding and ability to design and construct NGS libraries; ability to analyze NGS data using analysis pipelines; technical ability and proper credentials to perform clinical testing when required or needed.
Previous experience in the following will be given strong consideration: project management including designing and validating NGS clinical tests, developing lab budgets, preparing clinical reports for review by the medical director, accounting, inventory management, database management, and customer service; strong computer skills including database construction (for example, Access, REDCap, SQL, ORACLE); and advanced understanding of CPT codes and billing strategies.
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Internal Number: 7515
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.