The University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics and Seattle's Children's Hospital (SCH) and Research Institute (SCRI) are seeking a pediatric academic physician with a national reputation in clinical/translational research to serve as Associate Director of a large research center with over 150 clinical scientists.
The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) is one of seven research centers at SCRI. Its mission is to advance laboratory discoveries from the institute toward new and innovative treatments that will prevent/cure childhood illnesses and improve the quality of children's daily lives. Members include faculty from over 30 pediatric divisions with a common interest in clinical/translational child health research. The center receives over $40 million in extramural funding annually from federal, nonprofit and industry sources. CCTR also has a strong commitment to training and mentoring the next generation of child health clinical scientists.
The successful applicant will work closely with the CCTR Center Director to ensure that faculty members of the center continue to be successful in securing funding and conducting clinical and translational research at SCRI as well as ensuring that SCH/SCRI faculty conducting child health related research have the resources, training and mentorship to conduct research at Seattle Children's and its regional programs. In addition, the successful applicant will serve as a role model to junior faculty interested in clinical research and as a liaison to the Department of Pediatrics in developing mentoring programs for clinician educators. The Associate Director will also serve as the faculty leader for clinical research integration at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Appointment as full time Associate Professor (without tenure due to funding) or Professor (without tenure due to funding) of Pediatrics, on the clinician-educator pathway, at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Rank will be commensurate with experience, training and achievement. This is a 12-month service period position. Anticipated start date is Spring/Summer of 2020.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The successful candidate for this position should be a nationally-respected clinical scientist in child health related research with experience in conducting therapeutic trials, a track record for successfully mentoring junior faculty in their scholarly pursuits, and have an established research program that includes a demonstrated ability to attract research funding.
The successful candidate will also have an MD or MD, PhD combined (or foreign equivalent). Having a board certification in a pediatric sub-specialty is also required.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Interested candidates should submit a personal statement and curriculum vitae through Interfolio.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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