Moving Science

Our experts turn what couldn’t be done into what we can’t live without. By translating research into innovation, we act as catalysts that save lives and cultivate Birmingham's biotech scene.


We are Conduits between Science and Society

With precision, we transform ideas into discoveries. We see possibilities before they exist and activate scientific progress that is purposeful. We move science because the promise of a brighter future moves us.

Core Divisions

We work with more than 150 industry and academic partners to drive scientific discoveries. From drug discovery to development, to carbon capture and environmental health sciences, every layer of our scientific and professional teams serve a fundamental role in moving science.

Scientific Platforms

Our teams work to discover treatments and cures for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and COVID-19. And in concert with state and national partners, we research solutions that prevent disease, improve quality of life and reduce health disparities across the U.S.

CRO Services

We are committed to scientific and operational excellence in support of our client’s objectives. With expertise in bioanalytical sciences, medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, cancer, infectious diseases, and toxicology, we support the entire drug discovery and development pipeline as well as testing of environmental and occupational hazards.

Environmental Health

Southern Research is a national leader in innovative solutions for clean energy, air, and water. In partnership with leading utilities, government agencies, academic institutions, and others, we work to improve the health conditions of our communities.


We activate the next generation of scientists through our STEM education programming, field trips, in-class demonstrations, and camp activities. Our experts create fun laboratory experiments and STEM experiences with real-world applications.


Building the
New Nexus of
Alabama Biotech

We’re making Birmingham the biotech hub of the southeast. Coming in 2024, our new biotech center will feature 60,000 sq ft of commercial wet labs, A/BSL-3 space and data science facilities. Our team will grow 125 scientific jobs and help shape the future of biotech in Alabama. We’re investing in renovations of 40,000 sq ft of facilities including vivarium space and launching a new clinical diagnostics lab.

Be the Breakthrough

In our 80-year legacy, Southern Research has helped shape the modern science community locally and nationally. Every layer of our team of scientific and professional staff serves a fundamental role in moving science. Grow your career alongside a team dedicated to healing the world.

Join Our Team


Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) recently purchased the Southern Research engineering division to form Kratos SRE and will maintain operations in Birmingham with the goal to grow and create more than 150 new local jobs.

Electrical, EO/IR & Mechanical Systems

Extreme Environment Materials Characterization, Hypersonics and Space Programs

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