Transplant Infectious Diseases - Department of Pediatrics - Faculty Recruitment
Transplant Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is soliciting candidates to join its Pediatric Infectious Diseases transplant program. Both solid organ (heart, liver, kidney) and stem cell transplants are performed at Children’s of Alabama, where UAB Department of Pediatrics faculty practice. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases transplant program interfaces with these transplant teams in the pre-transplant assessment period and the short-term and long-term post-transplant periods. The opportunity is primarily a clinical position, but scholarship is also anticipated from the successful candidate.
With more than 1,700 full-time faculty and almost 2,000 medical and graduate students, the University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine (SOM) ranks 8th in NIH funding among public institutions, and 21st nationally among all institutions. UAB currently is experiencing major and sustained investment and growth, due to both its exceptional research faculty and its culture of collaboration. UAB, through concerted and strategic investments in its clinical and research enterprise, has undergone an amazing transformation in the past five years and has strengthened its status and reputation as a leader in medical training, biomedical discovery, innovation, and patient care. In 2021, UAB was named the Best Large Employer by Forbes, and is ranked #4 for diversity.
In addition to 8 clinically active faculty and 5 Pediatric or Med/Peds Infectious Diseases fellows, the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has a longstanding, internationally renowned record in viral research, primarily the study of herpesvirus infections and antiviral therapeutics, from bench to bedside. Research programs of scientists in the Division include molecular virology and host-virus interactions, viral epidemiology and diagnostics, in vitro and in vivo assessments of novel antiviral agents, investigations of mechanisms of antiviral resistance, and the development and conduct of large international clinical trials of antiviral therapies for rare viral diseases. There are nine physician researchers and three PhD researchers in the Division, with approximately $14 million annually in NIH and CDC funding. Division researchers lead four national and international networks of clinical collaborators on bench-to-bedside-to-bench research that has resulted in 13 drug indications and label changes.
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The candidate should have an M.D. and have completed fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Additional training experience with immunocompromised patients would be expected. Salary and tenure status are negotiable based on experience and current academic achievements.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest at the link below:
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 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. In addition, 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 screen to be hired.