The National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
April 22, 2021
Corporate Research Institute
April 21-May 22, 2021
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Division of Intramural Research
Position: Staff Clinician
With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes. The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding physician to support a research program in clinical and translational science on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The existing faculty is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by the other research institutes within the DIR (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).
The NHLBI is recruiting for a Staff Clinician to support an innovative and translational research program in Laboratory of Transplantation Immunotherapy in the Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch (CMTB), a major component of the NHLBI’s intramural program. The Staff Clinician will provide support to active clinical research protocols aimed at unraveling pathogenesis through genetic approaches, testing novel therapies based upon these results, and providing high quality patient care. This position would report to Dr. Rick Childs.
The successful candidate should have strong training, expertise and experience in clinical hematology with board certification or eligibility in adult or pediatric hematology, along with experience in sickle cell disease. The successful candidate will be performing bench to bedside research on optimizing adoptive NK cell immunotherapy for cancer, focusing on multiple myeloma and GU cancers. The candidate will work to optimize methods that genetically modify ex vivo expanded NK cells using CRISPR to enhance their ability to mediate ADCC against antibody-treated tumors as well as to generate novel CAR- NK cells targeting tumor restricted antigens. Applicants must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent). Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.
Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a descriptive letter of interest, curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to:
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Dr. Rick Childs
General Administration Branch
NHLBI Office of Intramural Management
Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
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