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Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Engineering /Program Leader in Pediatric Neur

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond

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The Children’s Hospital of Richmond and the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University are seeking two exceptional pediatric physicians.

 Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant and

Cellular Engineering

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond provides the largest and most academic program for children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases in Virginia. Begun in the 1980s, the pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship program has 100% pass rate, with all of its graduates in active university-based programs. A state-of-the art 640,000 sq. ft. Children’s Pavilion opened April 2016, and construction is planned for a new Women and Children’s Hospital (that will house both pediatric and adult transplant units).

The Stem Cell Transplant program closely interacts with the adult Stem Cell Transplant program, under the direction of Dr. John McCarty, which performs ~200 transplants/year. The program is FAHCT-accredited. The program contains a GMP facility equipped for cellular therapy and cell processing. Our center participates in national transplant clinical trial consortia and is recognized as a COG and NMDP transplant center.

The director will have previous experience as a faculty member in an established pediatric stem cell transplant program. The appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor level. He/she will be expected to develop innovative clinical and research programs, recruit additional providers and scientists, and deepen our collaborations with our regional and national partners. He/she will have laboratory and/or clinical interests in one of the following areas: cellular engineering, immunology, or stem cell biology. A generous start-up package with an endowed research fund will be provided.

The candidate will join an expanding academic division of 12 other faculty and five advanced practice providers, clinical research associates, in-patient chemotherapy nurses, pharmacists, and a psychosocial team of social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, and chaplain. 

Program Leader in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

The Program Leader will provide leadership in clinical and translational research and will have additional responsibilities in clinical care and teaching. Currently, the division is the only facility providing pediatric stem cell transplantation in Virginia. The Pediatric Neuro-oncology section includes an outstanding team of neurosurgeons and neuroradiology expertise, and the Program Leader will work closely with the adult neuro-oncology program headed by Dr. Mark Malkin. The division boasts cutting edge research facilities including the newly developed center for zebrafish modeling of human diseases and well-funded laboratories including those studying sphingolipid biochemistry, chromatin remodeling, and developmental therapeutics. Additionally, the division offers a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship with support for a fourth year.

The preferred applicant will be a clinical investigator with academic accomplishments in the areas of early phase trials for pediatric brain tumors, brain tumor metabolism, or brain tumor stem cell culture.  However, we will consider applicants with all levels of experience and the interest to become a clinical investigator.  All applicants should have strong clinical skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Rank, salary, and research support will be commensurate with experience.

Virginia Commonwealth University is located in revitalized, downtown Richmond. Richmond provides superb, affordable quality of life. One can bike, kayak, and hike on the same day.  Local restaurants have recently won national awards. Richmond boasts a thriving arts scene with the renowned Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and soon the Institute of Contemporary Art. Central Virginia is home to some of the country’s best vineyards and microbreweries. Washington, D.C., the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean are within short driving distance.

Interested candidates can visit for more information or to apply.

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