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UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine

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Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care Department is seeking a Researcher III. This position will report to and support the research of Dr. Amit Gaggar and will also work closely with 3 other laboratory groups, focusing predominately on developing histological slides for these groups. The ideal candidate will have clear communication and skills and excellent organization skills. The person in this position will be responsible for providing status updates and time estimates, and for prioritization of tasks.

General Responsibilities

As directed:

  • To independently set up and perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals.
  • To collect, enter, summarize, and analyze data.
  • To monitor results, detect and report unusual outcomes and suggest modifications.
  • To develop and improve techniques for the lab.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs histology on animal tissues with sample processing and sectioning via microtome.
  2. Sample collection including BAL, plasma, and lung tissue.
  3. Quantification of heme and hemoglobin in animal and human specimens.
  4. Animal husbandry including genotyping murine pups.
  5. Performs maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  6. Assists in writing manuscripts and grants.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Annual Salary Range $35,570.00 - $48,500.00


  • Master's degree in a related field
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience
  • OR Associate's degree in a related field and four (4) years of related experience

Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently finalized a rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. This is not a UAB decision; it is a federal law all employers must follow. This rule brings changes to the criteria determining exemption status under the FLSA. UAB Human Resources has assessed the impact of these adjustments to ensure a proactive and effective response. Consequently, starting June 30, 2024, it is possible that this position may undergo reclassification from exempt to nonexempt status. As a nonexempt employee, you will transition from monthly to biweekly payroll and must track and record all hours worked, adhering to UAB’s policies for nonexempt employees. If legal action occurs and the implementation of the FLSA change is blocked/paused, UAB will hold on making any changes, including moving employees from exempt to nonexempt.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Scientific Research


: 311402800 Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite