Senior Scientists - Infectious Disease Research (sr-02459)
Southern Research Institute - Birmingham, AL

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Senior Scientists Infectious Disease Drug Discovery
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE is seeking outstanding virologists, bacteriologists, and microbiologists to join our Drug Discovery Division. The Division uses an interdisciplinary approach to translate basic research into FDA-approved drugs. We are particularly interested in attracting scientists with outstanding research programs investigating any aspect of microbial infectious disease with translational potential toward the identification or characterization of therapeutic targets. Candidates with an interest in collaboration with medicinal chemists, biochemists, the high-throughput screening center, and others at SRI are particularly encouraged to apply. Internal funds are available to facilitate the development of drug discovery projects. To be considered, applicants must possess a Ph.D. in virology, bacteriology, microbiology, or related discipline with infectious disease research experience, and the successful candidate should have an externally funded grant-based research program. This position is equivalent in rank to an Associate or Full Professor in an academic institution. Transitional funding and technical support will be available. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page description of prior research experience, and a description of future research goals.
Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit research organization affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where many of the senior staff have adjunct appointments in the various departments. The Institute has annual revenues in excess of $70 million and employs approximately 500+ professional, technical, and support personnel. The Drug Discovery Division focuses on three therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, oncology, and CNS disease. Six anti-cancer drugs and a seventh that protects patients against the side effects of chemo- or radiotherapy were discovered by Institute personnel and are now used in the clinic. Several other new anti-cancer agents are currently in development or undergoing clinical trials. The Institute also has research programs to identify new agents for the treatment of a variety of bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases, and these efforts are expected to lead to additional clinical development candidates. In conjunction with this, a state-of-the art BSL3/Animal-BSL3 facility is available for research with risk group 3 pathogens and is approved for Select Agent use. As part of a large biomedical research community in Birmingham, we are committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding work environment. Close proximity to the UAB campus facilitates interactions with academic and clinical personnel that are affiliated with UAB basic science departments, Center for AIDS Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cell Matrix & Adhesion Center, the Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB), Center for Biophysical Sciences & Engineering, and the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance.
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. Southern Research Institute offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.
You must apply directly at www.southernresearch.org/careers and select Job #sr-02459. Additional information is available.
Southern Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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