Assistant Professor (Ladder/In-Residence) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of California San Diego
The University of California San Diego, Department of Pediatrics (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pediatrics) are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, invites applications for a pediatric hematologist/oncologist physician-scientist at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to be part of a vibrant community for Hematology/Oncology research. As part of our ongoing pursuit of clinical innovation and scientific discovery, we are recruiting a clinical scientist studying the fields of Oncology, Cancer Biology, Immuno-Oncology, and/or Hematology.
The UCSD Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pediatrics/Divisions/hematology) includes of 18 faculty, 7 fellows, and 7 nurse practitioners. Over 200 new oncology patients are seen annually in the center. There are comprehensive clinics and programs for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Disease & Hemoglobinopathies, Long Term Follow-up of Cancer Survivors, Cancer Genetics, and Neuro-Oncology. There is a well-developed Psychosocial Program, which includes psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, and parent liaisons. We are members of the UC San Diego NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, COG, CTN, BCC, and PNOC, and have an Alliance with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for conducting joint research.
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego ((https://www.rchsd.org/) is a 551-bed facility that provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care, and serves patients from San Diego, Imperial, and South Riverside Counties. The second floor of the 279,000-square foot acute care hospital is exclusively dedicated to Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is the primary teaching hospital for the UCSD Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, the Pediatric Residency Program, and the Department of Pediatrics at the UCSD School of Medicine.
UCSD has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development, which includes formal training for mentors and mentees. In addition to clinical, educational, and scientific mentorship, there is also guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities.
The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program, achieve excellence in the teaching of medical and graduate students, provide clinical care to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients, provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage and contribute to the maintenance of a collegial and collaborative academic environment.
Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent, postdoctoral laboratory research experience, and a track record of research excellence manifested by grants and publications.
Candidates must be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the subspecialty of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the California Medical Board or equivalent.
Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf
UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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