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Position Number F65440 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Physician Scientist School/Unit School of Medicine Department Internal Medicine Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit
To conduct sickle cell disease research, health services research, health disparities research and clinical sickle cell care.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a junior or mid-career Physician Scientist to join a leading multidisciplinary program in translational, clinical, and implementation science in sickle cell disease. The program has attracted >$5 million in federal, foundation, and industry funding in the past 5 years, and includes transplantation and gene therapy. The Physician Scientist will be trained or oreinted primarily to care for patients with sickle cell disease. They will also have mentoring responsibilities for post-doctoral and doctoral research staff and learners assisting in research. Research will focus on the areas of clinical and translational topics in sickle cell disease, inclusive of rheology, microfluids, immunology, cell-cell adhesion, microvascular and vascular biology, hemoglobin oxygenation, reperfusion injury and platelet function in SCD .
The recruit will have mentoring responsibilities for post-doctoral and doctoral research staff and learners who are assisting in research. The recruit will have clinical teaching responsibilities that accompany inpatient and outpatient clinical care.
Research will focus on the areas of clinical and translational topics in sickle cell disease. Translational research could be inclusive of rheology, microfluidics, immunology, cell-cell adhesion, microvascular and vascular biology, hemoglobin oxygenation, reperfusion injury, and platelet function in SCD, as examples. Clinical research could be inclusive of investigation and development of new SCD pharmacologic therapeutics, cellular therapies, and clinical trials as examples. Research could also focus on and/or implementation science in SCD, including care delivery system research as an example.
The recruit will have administrative and service responsibilities that relate to his/her research duties.
The majority of their clinical time will be spent on patients with sickle cell disease. If agreed upon, time between pediatrics and medicine will be developed.
The recruit will have other duties as assigned. The incumbent will collaborate with several existing faculty, as well as a team of researchers already writing manuscripts and grant applications together. VCU strengths in sickle cell disease span beyond the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Clinical Pathology, and School of Nursing, where the sickle cell program and its researchers are housed, to all corners of VCU .
• MD/DO graduate
• BC/BE in either Internal Medicine or Medicine-Pediatrics
• Training and board certification in Hematology-Oncology
• Training or orientation to primary care of sickle cell disease patients
• Commitment to a career in sickle cell research
• Experience working with diverse and disenfranchised communities
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .
The recruit will exhibit evidence of productivity in research, research design, and scholarly writing, for example, having already obtained or working to obtain a K-01, K-08, K-23, or R-21 from the NIH, or have equivalent support from the American Society of Hematology or similar sources.
Date Posted 01/09/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2020 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Wally Smith | Wally.Smith@vcuhealth.org
Posted Salary Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/96355 Diversity Statement Information Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have training and Board Certification in either
Internal Medicine or Medicine-Pediatrics?
- * Do you have training and Board Certification in
- * Are you an MD/DO graduate?
- * Do you have training or orientation to primary care of Sickle
Cell Disease patients?
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