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Principal Investigator in Neuromolecular Research (CNR)

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Principal Investigator in Neuromolecular Research (CNR)
SOUTHERN RESEARCH seeks an outstanding established research scientist to join the faculty of one of the following departments: Neurobiology and the newly formed Center for Neuromolecular Research (CNR), Oncology, or Infectious Diseases in the Drug Discovery Division.  The position is equivalent in rank to an academic Associate or Full Professor.  The Division, Departments and Center are collaborative grant- and contract-based research enterprises engaged in the discovery and development of new treatments for neurological diseases and central nervous system disorders, immunological disorders, as well as cancer and infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in applicants with ongoing research programs focused on basic and applied investigations of small non-coding or microRNA and its role in regulating cell and organ system development and immune function in the field of neurobiology, oncology, immunology, or microbial pathogenesis.
The Division offers opportunities to collaborate with expert teams engaged with neurology/oncology/immunology/infectious disease investigations, high throughput screening, computational modeling, medicinal chemistry, pharmacological testing, and clinical trials. Additionally, opportunities exist for facile interactions with Drug Development Division scientists enabling translational in vivo evaluations and investigations of medical devices applied to the treatment of neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases and related bioengineering technologies.
Southern Research is adjacent to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus, the UAB Medical Center, and affiliated research centers, which afford opportunities for clinical collaborations, basic science research, as well as joint appointments with UAB.
To be considered, applicants must: 1) possess a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree with a research emphasis in microRNA biology as it relates to neurology, oncology, immunology, microbial pathogenesis or related disciplines; 2) have an active externally funded research program; and 3) submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page summary of prior research experience with an external funding synopsis, and a two page description of future research goals. 
Southern Research is a not-for-profit research organization that is academically affiliated with UAB.  The Drug Discovery Division successfully focuses on three therapeutic areas:  oncology, infectious diseases, and CNS diseases.  The Division has a long-standing record of continuous funding by the National Institutes of Health and other federal and private organizations. As part of a large biomedical research community in Birmingham, we are committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding research and work environment.
Birmingham, Alabama has a high standard of living afforded by a moderate climate, beautiful wooded terrain, outstanding residential communities and schools, world-class healthcare, below-average cost of living, and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene.  In 2015, Birmingham is No. 1 on Forbes' list of America’s Most Affordable Cities. 
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The investigator will function as an independent researcher who manages self-funded programs within the Drug Discovery Division.  The role will be responsible for successfully preparing research proposals, planning and conducting experiments, interpreting and reporting results, and management of research staff.
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