BMT Physician-UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Company/Institution: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Department: Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Degree Requirements: Salary: Not available
Job Type: Faculty Posted: April 3, 2020
Job Setting: Hospital/Clinical Facility Application Period: April 3-June 3, 2020

The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (BMT-CT) at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Department of Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh Physicians and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting a clinical physician on the non-tenure track at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The ideal candidate for this position would be a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in immunodeficiencies, immune dysregulation syndromes, or inborn errors of metabolism. Formal training and board certification/eligibility in medicine, not just pediatrics, would be highly attractive as patients between birth to age >50 years are eligible to enroll on institutional trials. The BMT-CT Division at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is an active clinical trial site with a keen interest in transformative investigator-initiated phase I /II trials and has recruited patients over the past 5 years with rare diseases from over 25 states and abroad. We also offer CAR-T therapy and access to enrollment in multicenter consortium trials through PIDTC, PTCTC, COG, and other collaborative groups. Track record or specialized training in immunology or non-malignant indications in allogeneic transplantation, and gene therapy will be considered as attractive features. Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) based cord blood transplantation for inborn errors of metabolism, immunity and hematopoiesis is one of our major programmatic efforts. Nevertheless, each patient deserves the best graft choice best suited to his or her underlying condition, therefore matched unrelated donor or T-cell depleted HLA-mismatched donors and gene therapy options may be considered in parallel. The successful candidate will be mentored to develop into a nationally recognized clinical investigator. For those interested in transplantation and gene therapy for inborn errors of metabolism, the BMT-CT division offers opportunities for close collaboration with the internationally recognized NDRD Program, http://ndrd.pitt.edu and the Division of Genetics. A dedicated GMP facility supports more than minimal cellular manipulation to launch phase I/II cell therapy trials under FDA INDs. We have developed virus-specific cell therapy to offer university-wide access for adult and pediatric transplant recipients, including solid organ transplant recipients. Our translational research mission has a programmatic focus on testing the use of BMT in tandem with solid organ transplant to establish immunity and lead to indefinite organ survival, tolerance We are the only center with an active clinical trial and experience in transplantation with cadaveric donor vertebral bone marrow grafts. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are equal opportunity employers. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/veterans are encouraged to apply.

About the Employer

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World report’s 2019-2020 list of “American’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a 315-bed free-standing children’s hospital located in the thriving Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh cares for over 80% of all hospitalized children (and over 90% of all hospitalized children under the age of 12) in our region, a catchment area that includes Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and Southwestern New York. Overlooking the Allegheny River and much of the metropolitan area, the hospital stands minutes away from the downtown cultural district, home stadiums for three major sports teams, an internationally recognized culinary scene, and renowned centers of higher learning in the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their CV to Paul Szabolcs MD, Division Chief of BMT-CT, Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology. Email: paul.szabolcs@chp.edu

Contact Information

Paul Szabolcs, MD
4401 Penn Avenue
Rangos 5125
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 USA
https://www.chp.edu/our-services/blood-marrow-transplant-cellular-therapies
paul.szabolcs@chp.edu

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