Attending, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) Service

Employer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location
New York City, New York
Posted
Jan 25, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Profession
Physician

Preparing for a Career Break

Attending, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) Service

Special interest in Leukemia, GvHD or Bone Marrow Failure

The Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is seeking a pediatric-oncologist to join the pediatric stem cell transplant and cellular therapy (TCT) service.  This search is open to potential candidates of early or mid-career level and appointments will be made at an academic level commensurate with the appointee’s experience. Applicants must have strong clinical skills and have proven academic potential (high-impact publications, funding success). Preference will be for candidates with interests in leukemia, GvHD or non-malignant hematology.

Opportunities for teaching, translational research, and multidisciplinary collaborative projects are numerous. As a member of the TCT Service you will have the responsibility for:

  • Development and implementation of clinical trials for patients with leukemia, GvHD, or Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes;
  • Translational of preclinical data from TCT Research Laboratory to the clinic
  • Incorporation of clinical trials into clinical care of patients undergoing either stem cell transplantation or cellular therapy
  • Direct patient care for patients undergoing transplants or cellular therapy
  • Supervising and managing TCT patients (in- and outpatient clinic): 6-7 weeks per year ‘inpatient’, 3 clinics a month.
  • Organizing and managing special interest cross-disciplinary clinics/programs (e.g., GvHD, bone marrow failure)
  • Academic activities including publications, and education of fellows, residents and Advance Practice Providers

Description:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Pediatrics (MSK Kids) is the nation’s largest pediatric cancer program dedicated to the treatment of children, teenagers, and young adults with cancer, immune deficiencies and blood disorders, with more than 800 new patients each year. Comprising leading experts in the treatment of pediatric malignancies and immune deficiencies, over 70 faculty members within the Department of Pediatrics are dedicated to seeking novel approaches to achieve more-effective outcomes while reducing or minimizing the short-and long-term effects of treatment, both in the laboratory and in state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

The pediatric stem cell transplant and cellular therapy service is a medium sized transplant center (~50 allo transplants, 15 CART, 30 cell therapies per year) with 7 attendings.  Areas of programmatic growth include gene therapy (e.g., for hemoglobinopathies and storage diseases), novel cell-based therapies, and precision transplantation.

Candidate Characteristics:

  • Experience in design and implementation of clinical trials
  • Experience in translational research
  • The ability to work in a team environment including interaction with a large diverse team of care providers and data managers
  • Ability to innovate and think outside the box

Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of New York (or must be licensed in another jurisdiction and be eligible for licensure in New York and New Jersey).
  • They must possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO) or equivalent.
  • Board-certified in Pediatrics; Board-certified or Board-eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
  • Eligible for appointment at an academic rank ranging from Assistant or Associate Professor.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest comprehensive cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 50 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV and bibliographies to Dr Jaap Jan Boelens (Chief of Service): boelensj@mskcc.org

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

 

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