The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Informatics Institute, is seeking qualified candidates to apply for a leading Academic Scientist position in our state-of-the-art AI in Medicine lab. The role is specifically designed for an individual with an extensive post-doctoral background ten plus (10+) years in chemistry, pharmacology, entrepreneurship, and drug discovery. The selected candidate will be central to advancing and guiding multidisciplinary research in AI/ML-enabled drug discovery, pharmacology, genomics, structural genomics, molecular dynamics, docking simulations, and chemical screenings. Satisfactory performance in this position requires a candidate with an extensive skill set, combining technical expertise with strong leadership and project management abilities. The ideal candidate will be able to integrate these skills to drive the lab's research agenda and contribute meaningfully to its expansion and success.
To employ a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in a particular field of specialization.
To plan, coordinate and conduct research.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Plans, coordinates and conducts scientific research requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard scientific techniques, writes grant applications, carries projects to completion and supervises/trains employees and students.
Designs, performs and/or oversees experiments and data collection to ensure data integrity, quality control and protocol compliance.
Collects, analyzes and interprets data; prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs.
Supervises and/or performs equipment maintenance, operations and quality control procedures.
Performs and/or oversees new research procedures.
Serves as principal investigator on sub-projects of complexities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Annual Salary Range$63,125.00 - $103,700.00
Doctor of Philosophy, D.V.M. or M.D. degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience
OR M.D. and Master's degree.
OR Master's degree and four (4) years of related experience
OR Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of related experience
Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
PhD Degree is required, in the following disciplines: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, or Bioinformatics.
AI/ML Algorithms and Frameworks: Deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, particularly as applied to drug discovery and pharmacology.
Pharmacology and Genomics: Extensive knowledge in pharmacology, genomics, structural genomics, and molecular dynamics/docking simulations.
Chemical Screenings: Proficiency in conducting and interpreting chemical screenings relevant to drug discovery.
Biomedical Informatics: Familiarity with bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and data science methodologies as they pertain to drug discovery and clinical research.
Grant Writing: Knowledge of grant application processes, including identification of opportunities, proposal writing, and financial management.
Research Design: Ability to conceptualize, design, and execute complex research projects.
Data Analysis: Expertise in data analytics tools and programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
Technical Writing: Proficient in technical writing for both grant applications and scientific publications.
Project Management: Demonstrable skills in managing timelines, resources, and team members to ensure project success.
Statistical Analysis: Strong skills in applying statistical methods for analyzing large datasets.
Leadership: Demonstrable ability to lead and manage a multidisciplinary research team.
Collaboration: Exceptional ability to collaborate across disciplines and with external partners in academia and industry.
Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to articulate complex scientific ideas to diverse audiences.
Critical Thinking: Ability to critically evaluate data, design experiments, and make data-driven decisions.
Adaptability: Capability to adapt to new technologies, research methods, and project requirements.
:310007400 Informatics Institute
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager):Remote/Hybrid Eligible
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.