The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Division at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time position as Division Director. The candidate will be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
A strategic priority of the University of Minnesota Medical School, building on a legacy of foundational science, is cellular, gene and immunotherapy for cancer and rare diseases. The incoming Director will leverage the extraordinary scientific opportunities in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, the Stem Cell Institute, the Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy, the Center for Immunology, the Center for Translational Medicine, the Clinical Translational Science Institute and other resources such as the Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics GMP Facility. The Director will set the vision for the next scientific era in pediatric cell, gene and immunotherapies at the University of Minnesota Medical School, while embracing the legacy of mentorship, training and outstanding clinical care. The leader will sustain and grow relationships with community partners and philanthropists.
Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for the research, education, and clinical service missions of the Division. The Division consists of 16 faculty members (MD, MD/PhD and PhD), along with six Advanced Practice Providers, six clinical nurse coordinators and a full complement of research staff.
The clinical program at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH) is a free-standing hospital recognized as the second largest unrelated donor transplant programs in the country, and one of the largest umbilical cord blood transplant centers worldwide. The program performs an average of 85 transplants annually in addition to gene therapy and CAR-T cell therapy trials. The pediatric program works closely with the adult program and combined we have over 50 open clinical trials. UMMCH offers state-of-the-art facilities with access to more than 50 subspecialties and convenient family-centered services. The division supports a 3-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation and a 1-year post-fellowship program in Blood and Marrow Transplantation. The Division’s scientific laboratories focus on transplantation immunology, cellular therapies, immunotherapies, gene therapies, and innovative therapies for rare metabolic and inherited diseases. Salary, rank and start-up support will be commensurate with experience and expectations.
Applications including CV and cover letter will be reviewed starting January 1, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.
Applicants will have a MD, MD-PhD (or equivalent),
Board eligible in Pediatric Hematology Oncology and eligibility for a Minnesota medical license.
The successful candidate will have: at least eight years experience in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation and/or cellular therapies with increasing institutional or other leadership experience, an established extramurally-funded independent research program and a track record of peer-reviewed publications in bone marrow transplantation, immunotherapy, cellular or gene therapy and experience in growing and sustaining philanthropic relationships.
Record of scholarly accomplishment; ability to lead by example; demonstrated successful administrative experience in an academic health care system; deep understanding of clinical operations; ability to manage significant financial and operating budget; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; emotional intelligence; track record of being an outstanding educator and mentor; effective problem resolution and decision-making; commitment to creating an inclusive academic environment.
Internal Number: 333791
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