Hematology/BMT and Cellular Therapy Physician

Company/Institution: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Department: Medicine
Location: Madison, WI, USA
Degree Requirements: MD, Board Eligible, Board Certified Salary: Not available
Job Type: Faculty, Patient Care, Research, Academic/Administrative Posted: April 14, 2023
Job Setting: Medical School, Hospital/Clinical Facility Application Period: June 3-October 1, 2024

The Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care seeks a physician scientist in Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy to join our team.  We seek a clinical and translational researcher with interest in post-transplant immunological complications, use of novel cellular therapies for cancer treatment, and use of bone marrow stem cells in transplant and regenerative medicine. rack record of clinical excellence and academic contributions, as demonstrated through training and/or practice experience in caring for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation and other cellular therapies, and excellent research achievement.

Leadership opportunity as the facility director of Stem Cell Processing Facility within our stem cell transplant cellular therapy program may be available. The physician scientist will be expected to engage in active collaborative research and build clinical and/or translational research in the division and obtain/maintain independent extramural funding.

Program

Our stem cell transplant program has been FACT accredited since 2001, performing about 140-180 SCT yearly (60-70 allo-SCT yearly and 80-100 auto-SCT year) in recent years. We are a certified treatment center for all the FDA-approved commercial CART products for ALL, variety of lymphomas and multiple myeloma. Our CART patient volume had been doubling in the past 3 years, and we anticipate reaching 80-100 CART treatments per year with further growth in the coming years. In addition, we are actively participating in significant number of consortium and industry-sponsored cell therapy trials.  We are conducting novel investigator-initiated therapeutic trials such as using alpha/beta T cell depleted haploidentical transplantation for the treatment of relapsed pediatric neuroblastoma and sarcomas. Our program is also developing institutional cell therapy trials including CRISPR/Cas9 generated CAR T cells for solid tumors and CNS malignancies, and ex vivo activated/expanded NK cells to treat neuroblastoma and osteogenic sarcoma, alpha/beta T cell and B cell depleted prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion to prevent disease relapse after allo-SCT for patients with high risk of disease relapse. Additional investigator-initiated trials will be planned in collaboration with the excellent basic and translational researchers within the division, department and the institution.

 

Duties

Duties include direct patient care, including ambulatory, inpatient and consult service (30%) and protected time (70%) to develop research or teaching program and to engage in scholarly activities. Also includes teaching medical students, residents, and fellows within the context of your clinical practice and proactively enhancing and supporting efforts regarding diversity in clinical trial participants 

 

Benefits

We've got you covered...generous time off allowance (vacation, personal, holiday and sick time); employer matched pension, + 3 additional retirement plans; UW paid/sponsored malpractice insurance and tail coverage; full suite of insurance coverage (health, life, dental, vision, and much more); relocation; continuing medical education, and more.  We offer a collegial and collaborative work environment, that proactively ensures your success, in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, ranked in many areas as the #1 place to live.

About the Employer

The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinical and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world. Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the state's capitol city with a population of over 270,000 and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools and outdoor recreation.

Madison has been voted the No. 1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2022), No. 1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2022), No. 2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub 2020), No. 1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), No. 6 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2023), No. 1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020) and No. 4 Best City for STEM Jobs (WalletHub, 2022).

Clinical research is conducted in the UWCCC by 18 multi-disciplinary Disease Oriented Teams and is supported by the UWCCC Clinical Research Central Office on the main campus. Over 170 UWCCC investigators regularly enroll patients to therapeutic intervention trials at our UWCCC clinical sites. UW is an affiliate member of the BMT Clinical Trials Network and a member of the NCCN, ECOG- ACRIN, Alliance, BigTen Cancer Research Consortium, Wisconsin Oncology Network (WON) and Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology (WAHO).

 The Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology & Palliative Care is part of the Department of Medicine and the NCI-designated UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Division is active in all phases of cancer therapy, from prevention, screening, cancer therapy, development and evaluation, survivorship and palliative care. Faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine value professionalism, patient-centeredness, compassion, respect, innovation, discovery, inclusion, diversity, teamwork, scholarship and stewardship.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your letter of Interest, CV and contact information for three references to Deb Gugel, gugel@wisc.edu.  Note: although references are requested upfront, they are only contacted for finalist(s) and only with your permission to contact them. Because of the clinical duties of this position, we are unable to sponsor a J1 waiver.

Contact Information

Deb Gugel
1685 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2281 USA
www.medicine.wisc.edu
gugel@wisc.edu

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