Director, Sickle Cell Disease Program

Company/Institution: Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Degree Requirements: PhD, PhD and/or MD Salary: Not available
Job Type: Faculty, Patient Care, Research, Academic/Administrative Posted: November 22, 2021
Job Setting: Medical School, Hospital/Clinical Facility Application Period: November 1, 2021-December 30, 2022

Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide unifying leadership for the clinical and research components of the Sickle Cell Disease Program of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center. • Coordinate basic, translational and clinical research efforts in sickle cell disease, with the goal of expanding the availability and utilization of existing treatments and developing new therapeutic approaches. • Coordinate clinical care across the three campuses of the program at Scottish Rite, Egleston, and Hughes Spalding Hospitals in partnership with the Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Director. • Provide academic leadership and professional mentorship for approximately 16 faculty focused on sickle cell disease. • Lead an integrated city-wide Atlanta Sickle Cell Disease Consortium and expand and strengthen collaborations with investigators from other divisions and departments at Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the Morehouse School of Medicine, with the goal of building a nationally pre-eminent sickle cell disease program. • Conduct state-of-the-art research in sickle cell disease. • Set an example of excellence, compassion, and cultural sensitivity in clinical care for sickle cell disease. • Participate in the leadership of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center by serving on the Aflac Executive Committee. • Represent the Aflac Sickle Cell Disease Program within Emory and Children’s, to the Atlanta community and at the national/international level. • Will have an appointment with Morehouse School of Medicine. Candidates should hold current appointments at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Successful candidates will have: • MD or MD/PhD degrees • Board Certification in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology • Currently licensed as a physician and eligible for licensure as a physician in the State of Georgia • Qualifications for appointment as professor at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine • National recognition in Sickle Cell Disease research (either as a clinical, outcomes, or implementation science researcher or as a translational researcher) • A strong record of academic excellence/achievement and funding as an independent investigator • A history of academic excellence/achievement • A record of mentorship of faculty to support growth in research and scholarship • Experience in service or leadership in a hematology-oncology program

About the Employer

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine are partnering in a $16M expansion of its Sickle Cell Disease Program, supported by an award from the Georgia Research Alliance, and investments from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. This initiative will focus on therapeutic development in sickle cell disease and includes the addition of three faculty members at Emory and one at Morehouse School of Medicine. The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Morehouse School of Medicine invites qualified applicants to apply for the keystone position of this initiative as Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program. This position offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations within the Department of Pediatrics, Winship Cancer Institute, Grady Hospital as well as with Emory basic science departments, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Employment will be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.

How to Apply

This job posting is part of our ambitious $200M investment to substantially grow our team of world class child health researchers over the next five years. Contact for more information. Applicants interested in this position should apply online and upload a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and a description of future independent research plans.

Contact Information

Peds Research
1760 Haygood Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

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