-Full Time Open Rank, Open Tenure Faculty Position -Division of Infectious Diseases -Department of Medicine
The UAB School of Medicine, Department of Medicine is currently recruiting a faculty candidate to direct the Division of Infectious Diseases' immunocompromised infectious diseases program, including transplant infectious diseases. This individual will be considered for a tenure track/tenured faculty appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Rank and tenure status will be determined based on qualifications. Salary and start-up package are negotiable. This position is available for Board eligible MDs.
The Immunocompromised ID Consult Service is responsible for seeing all inpatients with immunosuppression not related to HIV disease, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant patients, patients with hematologic malignancies, patients on biologic therapies, and patients with end stage organ disease on advanced modalities of support. This service is staffed by one faculty member and one ID fellow at all times, and provides inpatient consultation and outpatient follow-up. The service performs approximately 900-1000 inpatient consultations annually. UAB functions as a principal tertiary care center for the majority of local and regional hospitals in the Deep South. One of the most active organ transplant centers in the U.S., UAB performs more than 400 solid organ transplant procedures annually, including heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver and multi-organ transplants. These activities are consolidated under the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI) led by Dr. Jayme Locke. In addition, UAB performs more than 180 bone marrow transplants annually and sees thousands of patients with hematologic malignancies under the umbrella of the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC), led by Dr. Ravi Bhatia. UAB is an emerging center of excellence for advanced modalities of cardiopulmonary support including 50 ECMO patients under a newly created Cardiovascular Institute. Thus, the immunocompromised ID service at UAB services an active and growing patient population.
In addition to this vibrant clinical activity, UAB has a variety of research programs relevant to immunocompromised ID within the ID division led by Dr. Marrazzo, CTI, Department of Microbiology led by Dr. Lund, and the CCC. These include
Management of invasive fungal infections in the Mycoses Study Group (MSG, Dr. Peter Pappas)
Clinical trials in solid organ transplantation (CTI as well as the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation network)
Human tissue-specific allo-immune and virus specific immune responses with institutional designation as a NIH/NIAID Cooperative Center for Human Immunology in the Department of Microbiology and in partnership with the CTI
Outcomes research as related to survivorship after bone marrow transplant and treatment for hematologic malignancies
Translational vaccinology as well as outcomes research relevant to vaccine uptake among immunocompromised persons
Clinical trials in HIV-infected patients are also conducted under the auspices of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU, Dr. E. Turner Overton)
HIV transplant and HCV transplant clinical trials (Locke/CFAR)
We seek to recruit a candidate with an outstanding track record of accomplishments in infectious diseases for the immunocompromised host. Key characteristics include excellence in clinical care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient immunocompromised ID setting; communication and leadership skills; commitment to mentoring and education of trainees; and ability to collaborate and engage with interdisciplinary teams across a wide range of medical specialties and health care operations. A history of sustained extramural funding is preferred. Job responsibilities will also include oversight of clinical protocols, consult service, surveillance activities, quality metrics, and participation in relevant hospital, CTI and CCC committees.
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