Assistant Member / Assistant Professor WOT, Oncology and Immunotherapy Programs

Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
commensurate on experience
Posted
May 18, 2018
Closes
Jun 17, 2018
Education
MD
Hours
Full Time

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Member/ Assistant Professor level without tenure due to funding (WOT), on the Clinician/Scholar pathway in the Clinical Research Division of the FHCRC and the Clinician/Teacher pathway in the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine at the UW (12 month, multi-year appointment). The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, represents the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.

This position requires 50% clinical service and 50% research and/or administrative duties and program development. The primary clinical responsibility of the position is the management of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors and multiple myeloma receiving treatments with chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Additional responsibilities include participation in the triage of patients to the oncology service and quality improvement projects. Two thirds of the position’s clinical effort will be with the inpatient oncology service, assisted by advanced practice providers. The remaining third of the clinical effort will be management of patients in the outpatient immunotherapy clinic. The successful candidate is expected to participate in innovative immunotherapy clinical research programs, both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated. This includes studies of chimeric-antigen receptor modified T cells (CAR-T cells), T cell receptor modified T cells (TCR-T cells), tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) cell therapy and checkpoint inhibiting antibodies.

The selected individual is expected to enhance our clinical care and clinical research programs with a focus on immunotherapy. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience in hematology/oncology, possibly including hematopoietic cell transplantation and/or immunotherapy with an active clinical research interest, as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications.

Minimum requirements of applicants include an MD degree (or foreign equivalent), board certification in hematology and/or oncology (or foreign equivalent) and experience in malignant hematology and inpatient medicine. The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of the FHCRC. The position will be a clinician/teacher faculty appointment in the UW Division of Oncology, but applicants with extensive research experience may alternatively be considered for physician/scientist appointments. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of career goals including a description of clinical research goals that would be pursued during the 6 month non-clinical service period, and a list of a minimum of 3 references who can provide input on your clinical skills with hematologic malignancies and experience with immunotherapy, along with a letter of application to: David G. Maloney, MD, PhD at http://apply.interfolio.com/50891

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information