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A job with Southern Research is more than a career. It’s a mission. Our passion to solve difficult problems drives everything we do. When our clients bring us an exciting new project, a great idea, or an obstacle they cannot overcome, it gives us the opportunity to apply our skills, use our creativity, and go beyond innovation to find amazing solutions that, in many cases, can change the world.

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Drug Discovery

Southern Research’s Drug Discovery division conducts research focused on oncology, infectious disease, and neuroscience. Our high-throughput screening and medicinal chemistry expertise allows us to investigate a wide range of targets and mechanisms in these areas.
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Drug Development

Southern Research Drug Development provides commercial and government clients with a wide variety of nonclinical and clinical trial support services. We offer an array of studies including both in vitro and in vivo testing of small molecule compounds, vaccines, biologics and other test articles in therapeutic areas, such as infectious disease, CNS and cancer.
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Energy and Environment

We are a leading non-profit research organization focused on innovative technology solutions for clean energy, clean air, and clean water.
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When the US military gathers vital intelligence from 10 miles above the earth, our image processing systems are on board. When hypersonic vehicles are deployed, they’ll use advanced materials developed in our laboratories to withstand temperatures to 3030º C. And when man reaches Mars, Southern Research will have helped to get there, live there, and come home.
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Southern Research maintains is a drug-free workplace. We strive for the highest standards of safety, integrity, and professionalism in every facet of our operations, so we have adopted a policy against the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Southern Research participates in E-Verify. Click here for more information.

It is the policy of Southern Research to comply with all applicable United States export control laws and regulations. Export control laws and regulations prohibit the transfer of certain items and information, such as software, equipment, technical data, and other technology and information, to anyone outside the U.S., or to foreign nationals, wherever located, without a license from the federal government.

Equal Opportunity

Southern Research recognizes that a diverse, empowered workforce is a means for achieving a sustained competitive business advantage.

Because of this, we have taken great strides toward not only embracing diversity, but weaving it throughout the fabric of the organization. Southern Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Please review our EEO Policy.


If you are an individual with a disability or are a disabled veteran and are in need of reasonable accommodation in order to access Southern Research job postings and/or express interest in an opening, we will be happy to assist you.

Please contact us at (205) 581-2229 or Be sure to tell us what type of assistance you need so that we can help you more quickly. This phone number and e-mail are available only for disabled veterans or other persons who need assistance due to a disability. If these specifications do not apply to you, please do not attempt to apply for employment using this email address. Otherwise, to be considered for employment you must apply online. Individuals who do otherwise and who have no need for special assistance/are not disabled veterans will not be considered for employment with Southern Research.

Military Veteran Recruitment

We Hold Your Service in High Regard

Southern Research values the immeasurable contributions military veterans and their family members have made to our nation. As a military veteran, the dedication, work ethic, discipline, leadership skills, and technical knowledge you displayed during your military career are important qualities that are highly sought in the civilian workforce. Southern Research actively supports the hiring of returning service members, and we prioritize veterans in our hiring practices. As such, we have many employees with military backgrounds who work at several of our locations. Southern Research offers a range of opportunities in various areas of our company that are well-matched to the skills and abilities of individuals with military service. We currently utilize the following Web sites to recruit and hire individuals from the military :
Alabama JoblinkMaryland Workforce Exchange

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If you are a military veteran and would like information about possible career opportunities at Southern Research or need assistance with the employment process, please visit our Available Positions.


Health Protection

Medical Insurance
Southern Research offers eligible employees a comprehensive medical plan with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, providing hospital, outpatient, and related expenses, with low out-of-pocket costs to you. Included with the medical plan is access to telephonic or online health care assistance 24/7 with the availability of Teladoc. Benefits for mental and nervous/substance abuse services are available through Behavioral Health Systems. Additionally, diabetics may obtain testing tools and supplies (including the glucometer), along with monitoring assistance through the FCCS Medical Diabetes Management program.

Dental Insurance
Basic and preventive dental care is covered at 100% with no deductible; other coverages are provided once a small annual deductible is reached. Employees share the cost of the plan with Southern Research.

Life Protection

Life Insurance
An employer-paid term life insurance coverage equal to 2 times annual salary is provided automatically to eligible employees. Optional employee-paid voluntary term life coverage is available as is the option to purchase coverage for the spouse and eligible children.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
AD&D benefits are provided at the employer’s expense; coverage is equal to the Life Insurance benefit described above. Optional employee-paid AD&D insurance is also available, with the option for family coverage as well.

Long-term Disability
This employee-paid coverage provides, after 90 days of absence, income of 60% of salary (to a maximum of $10,000/month) in the event of a disability resulting from illness or injury.

Travel Accident Insurance
This employer-paid insurance coverage, which provides up to $500,000 of life insurance coverage while traveling on company business, is provided to all employees upon their first day of employment.

Tuition Assistance

Employee Educational Assistance
Upon completion of six months of service, eligible employees may take advantage of this program, which reimburses employees up to $5,000 annually toward the cost of college tuition and fees associated with approved course work.

Personal Time Off

Employees have nine paid holidays each year. The holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, LaborDay, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Paid Time Off
Employees earn from 17 to 30 days of paid time off (PTO) annually, depending upon the length of service and position level.

Personal Hours
Employees are allotted 16 personal hours annually, to be used at anytime of the year, for any reason.

Bereavement Leave
Employees may take up to 24 hours of paid leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.

Optional Benefit Programs

Southern Research offers optional benefit programs for group auto/homeowner’s/rental insurance, vision insurance, long-term care insurance, and a group pre-paid legal plan.