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Department of Pediatrics- Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted April 21, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Drew Davis, MD , Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, ddavis@peds.uab.edu

The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine in conjunction with the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative is seeking a rehabilitation/exercise scientist to lead the development of a pediatric focused rehabilitation and exercise research program.  Candidates from a variety of training backgrounds with a PhD in a scientific field relevant to rehabilitation and/or exercise medicine will be considered.  The candidate will be responsible for coordinating a longitudinal study assessing and tracking the health and wellness of children with disabilities.  The candidate will be expected to publish papers and submit applications for NIH career development and/or R-level funding and appropriate foundation awards with strong mentorship from UAB faculty.  This appointment will be within the UAB Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, with the majority of effort going towards research located on the campus of Lakeshore Foundation. 

Candidates should submit the following items:

  •     Cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date

  •     Curriculum Vitae

  •     Description of past research experience and accomplishments

  •     Names and contact information of three referees

To apply for this position or for more information, please contact Dr. Davis at ddavis@peds.uab.edu.

About the University:

UAB pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care and strives to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities of the 21st century. Our strategic plan, Forging the Future, is our roadmap for the next five years of growth. It outlines goals that share three themes: increasing access to our world-class educational programs, patient care, and research; enhancing the alignment of people and programs to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century curricula, scientific investigation, and creative scholarship; and investing in grand ideas to tackle major problems facing society.

About the Department:

UAB Department of Neurobiology was founded in 1996. It is one of the Joint Health Science departments in the UAB Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. The department currently has 14 primary faculty members complimented by a diverse secondary faculty. Evidence of the faculty's national and international impact in fundamental neuroscience research includes: their substantial number of publications in high impact journals; appointments to editorial boards and editorships of leading neuroscience journals; appointments to NIH and NSF study sections and review boards; awards of over 28 million dollars in annual research grant funds; and numerous invitations to speak at national and international research symposia. Faculty members also have received numerous national and international awards recognizing excellence in research and training.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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