Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Physician
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking outstanding physicians or physician-scientists to join the Hematology/Oncology Division at the UT Southwestern and Children's Health Dallas.
The successful candidate will have dual roles 1) providing care to children with cancer or blood diseases, and 2) developing clinical, translational, or laboratory research programs addressing questions that are fundamentally important as we strive to improve outcomes for children with these diseases. Although we have broad interests, particular areas of focus include:
• Developing focused clinical expertise in the management of children with blood disease or cancer. A focus on sickle cell disease is of particular interest but not required.
• Developing laboratory-based research programs fundamental elements of blood development/disease or neoplastic transformation/tumorigenesis using cutting-edge molecular and cell biology tools and relevant animal models.
• Working with other physicians and physician-scientists to develop translational research initiatives in cancer and blood disease in children.
The applicant will join a large and growing Hematology/Oncology Division with robust clinical, research, and educational programs that are already in place. He or she will enjoy the exceptionally rich biomedical research enterprise at UT Southwestern Medical Center, including the NCI-designated Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, the Green Center for Systems Biology, and the Children's Medical Center Research Institute. Competitive start-up packages and compensation/benefits will be provided. Applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Texas and be board eligible or certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Academic title will be commensurate with academic credentials. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than full-time status.
Clinical facilities include the new Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Health, Dallas, which is adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center.
As one of the nation's largest pediatric cancer and blood disease programs (approximately 300 new oncology and over 700 new hematology patients per year) in the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers a superb milieu for career development.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.