UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (BMT-CT) at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting a clinical physician on the non-tenure track at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The ideal candidate for this position would be a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in immunodeficiencies, immune dysregulation syndromes, or inborn errors of metabolism. Formal training and board certification/eligibility in medicine, not just pediatrics, would be highly attractive as patients between birth to age >50 years are eligible to enroll on institutional trials. The BMT-CT Division at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is an active clinical trial site with a keen interest in transformative investigator-initiated phase I /II trials and has recruited patients over the past 5 years with rare diseases from over 25 states and abroad. We also offer CAR-T therapy and access to enrollment in multicenter consortium trials through PIDTC, PTCTC, COG, and other collaborative groups.
Track record or specialized training in immunology or non-malignant indications in allogeneic transplantation, and gene therapy will be considered as attractive features. Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) based cord blood transplantation for inborn errors of metabolism, immunity and hematopoiesis is one of our major programmatic efforts. Nevertheless, each patient deserves the best graft choice best suited to his or her underlying condition, therefore matched unrelated donor or Tcell depleted HLA-mismatched donors and gene therapy options may be considered in parallel. The successful candidate will be mentored to develop into a nationally recognized clinical investigator. For those interested in transplantation and gene therapy for inborn errors of metabolism, the BMT-CT division offers opportunities for close collaboration with the internationally recognized NDRD Program, http://ndrd.pitt.edu and the Division of Genetics.
A dedicated GMP facility supports more than minimal cellular manipulation to launch phase I/II cell therapy trials under FDA INDs. We have developed virus-specific cell therapy to offer university-wide access for adult and pediatric transplant recipients, including solid organ transplant recipients. Our translational research mission has a programmatic focus on testing the use of BMT in tandem with solid organ transplant to establish immunity and lead to indefinite organ survival, tolerance. We are the only center with an active clinical trial and experience in transplantation with cadaveric donor vertebral bone marrow grafts.
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World report's 2019-2020 list of "American's Best Children's Hospitals," UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a 315-bed free-standing children's hospital located in the thriving Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh cares for over 80% of all hospitalized children (and over 90% of all hospitalized children under the age of 12) in our region, a catchment area that includes Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and Southwestern New York. Overlooking the Allegheny River and much of the metropolitan area, the hospital stands minutes away from the downtown cultural district, home stadiums for three major sports teams, an internationally recognized culinary scene, and renowned centers of higher learning in the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh are equal opportunity employers. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/veterans are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should forward their CV to Paul Szabolcs MD, Division Chief of BMT-CT, Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified applicants seeking opportunities in clinical programs or biomedical and health sciences research programs may find recruitments in The Department of Pediatrics of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pediatric subspecialty programs:
Our Subspecialties include:
* Adolescent Medicine
* Bone Marrow Transplantation
* Child Advocacy
* Child Development
* Emergency Medicine
* General Academic Pediatrics
* Infectious Diseases
* Newborn Medicine
Assistant or Associate positions in the non-tenure tracks at the University of Pittsburgh with rank and salary commensurate with experience and academic credentials.
Positions are open to all applicants who hold doctoral level education (MD, DO, PhD), are board certified or board eligible, are qualified for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and meet the minimum position credentials. Opportunities in basic research are dependent on available funding.
Not all divisions have active recruitments, however interested candidates can inquire on potential opportunities available in the Department of Pediatrics by indicating area of specialty and sending CV to Jaclyn Cassidy at email@example.com .
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
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Internal Number: 20002226
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.