Associate Director and Co-Leader for Clinical Research and Administration Core

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), a university-wide research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications from individuals with expertise in the conduct of center-based, supervised clinical trials involving physical exercise for the faculty position of Associate Director and Co-Leader for Clinical Research and Administration Core.


The Associate Director will work closely with the UCEM Director and leadership team in developing and administering strategy for the Center. Individual will also serve as Co-Leader of the Clinical Research and Administration Core to contribute to the oversight and leadership of the UCEM Exercise Clinical Trials Facility, a 6000 sq ft. core facility for the conduct of exercise-based clinical trials.


Applicants should have an established track record in exercise-based research with particular emphasis on the conduct of clinical research in this area. The successful applicant should also have a research portfolio that focuses on the conduct of supervised exercise clinical trials with ongoing NIH R01-level research funding or strong evidence of potential to secure such funding in this area. Applicant should also embrace working in a team-based research environment.


For this position, UCEM is partnering with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine, and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment in one of these departments or jointly.  Each department has a growing research program with established research interests related to exercise and sports medicine.


Consideration will be given to individuals with a doctorate (PhD or MD/DO) in fields related to exercise medicine and physical activity promotion.  Position is a twelve-month, open rank, open tenure faculty position.  Salary, rank, and tenure commensurate with experience and qualifications.



Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is consistently recognized among the top 100 universities in the world for life sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and among the top 10 universities nationally for diversity (The Princeton Review). UAB was also ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the #1 Young University (< 50 years old) in the United States in both 2018 and 2019 and in the top 12 worldwide. UAB attracted more than $600 million in research funding in FY2019 and ranked 20th nationally in NIH research funding (~$358 million). UAB is also a leading training ground for young scientists with over 40 institutional training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees.


Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live and raise a family.


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 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 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. 



For more information about UCEM, please visit our website at


For information about the Departments of Orthopedics and Family and Community Medicine, visit the UAB School of Medicine website at


Please direct inquiries to:  Thomas W. Buford, UCEM Director,


Qualified applicants please follow this link to apply: