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Pediatric Oncologist - Leukemia/Lymphoma Physician

Employer
University of Utah School of Medicine
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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 Pediatric Oncologist - Leukemia/Lymphoma Physician

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the University of Utah with a childhood blood disorder and cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 20 in the nation.  The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, has an immediate opening for a board-certified Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, who will join the Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Program. The Pediatric Oncologist will provide clinical patient care services to patients with cancer and blood disorders focusing on leukemias/lymphomas; and will engage in a multidisciplinary pediatric leukemia/lymphoma clinic and manage care of patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work with opportunities in education, investigation, administration as well as advocacy.

Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with focused training in pediatric oncology, including leukemia and lymphoma. Qualified candidates should also have a clinical and research (laboratory, translational, or clinical) focus in pediatric leukemia/lymphoma. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This growing division is made up of more than 20 pediatric oncologists, including 4 pediatric BMT attendings, and 3 PhD investigators.  In partnership with Pediatrics and PCH, the pediatric cancer research program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is actively recruiting research scientists.  The program has focused expertise in Oncology, Hematology, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Population Sciences, Cancer Control, and Pediatric Cancer Genetics. The program sees over 220 newly diagnosed children annually. It has consistently been in the top 10 enrolling COG institutions and is an active member of other national consortiums including PEP-CTN, PTCTC, TACL, POETIC, NANT, PNOC, and the Sunshine Network. The division houses the only pediatric BMT service in the Intermountain West, performs over 50 transplants annually, and has an active CAR T cell program. The Oncology section is made up of 14 physicians with varying levels of clinical, research, and programmatic leadership responsibility in the areas of leukemia/lymphoma, neuro-oncology, blastomas, and sarcomas. The inpatient unit has 33 private patient rooms where all hematology/oncology patients are admitted. Inpatients are overseen by 3 hematology/oncology services: an inpatient attending/resident/fellow hematology/oncology service, a chemotherapy attending/advanced practitioner service, and a BMT service with advanced practitioner support. All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in the children’s hospital. 

PCH is ranked by US News in the top 20 childhood cancer programs and provides care to children with cancer across the five-state Intermountain West region. The Department of Pediatrics ranks within the top 15 Pediatric Departments in NIH funding and has a premier Research Enterprise providing infrastructure, faculty mentoring and grant writing support. The University of Utah has a robust biotechnology and venture commercialization program.

HCI is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant cancer research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has an outstanding history of academic achievement and impact, a collaborative environment, and a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and service. Our integrated health system and HCI’s participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers provide outstanding opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations in basic and translational laboratory-based cancer research, epidemiology and cancer biostatistics, as well as population-based studies of childhood cancers and outcomes. HCI has exceptional physical resources and recently completed a major expansion that includes a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building. In addition, the University of Utah and HCI are home to superb shared resources, such as the Utah Population Database with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. HCI and U of U Health provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional core facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu), including genomics/metabolomics/proteomics, a GMP-certified cell therapy and regenerative medicine facility, and a comprehensive biospecimen repository, which serve to enhance both discovery and translational science.

Interested individuals can apply at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/121265.  Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact: Michael Pulsipher, M.D., at michael.pulsipher@hci.utah.edu or Richard S. Lemons, M.D., Ph.D., at richard.lemons@hsc.utah.edu. 

The University of Utah/Department of Pediatrics offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, vibrant city in the Intermountain West, with nationally recognized theater, ballet, and symphony, as well as several professional sports teams. The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines and has direct flights to many North American cities and daily direct flights to multiple European cities.  The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

 

 

 

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