The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is committed to enhancing food allergy care and research by establishing the Emory + Children’s Food Allergy Center under the leadership of Dr. Brian Vickery. The academic home of the Food Allergy Center is within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep (PACS) in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics. In its first year, the Center was selected by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) as one of 33 Centers of Excellence, and our overall goal is to be a national leader in food allergy within five years. We are now recruiting a full-time, board-certified/board eligible allergist/immunologist at the Assistant or the Associate Professor level to join the Food Allergy Center as an Allergy/Immunology clinician and to conduct clinical trials in Food Allergy with Dr. Vickery. Protected time for research will be provided, and additional clinical research training is available via the programs offered by the Pediatric Research Alliance of Emory + Children’s.
Our Center is a site for several multi-center clinical trials and other research projects supported by industry sponsors as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is expected that the clinician-scientist recruited into this position will support the extramurally-funded clinical trial operations and continue to advance the food allergy field through research and scholarship, as well as to mentor our fellows and other learners in food allergy research. In addition to these academic efforts, the successful candidate will become an active member of the pediatric allergy/immunology clinical care team, managing routine allergy problems, severe asthma, and primary immune deficiency disorders, in addition to food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders in the outpatient and inpatient setting.
The environment aligns institutional strengths to ensure academic and clinical productivity. Children’s is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Georgia and one of the largest in the country, serving nearly 350,000 unique patients each year with 532 licensed beds. The Allergy/Immunology clinic, the Food Allergy Center, and the Pediatric Research Unit are all housed within the newly opened Center for Advanced Pediatrics (CAP), a state-of-the-art 260,000 square foot outpatient clinic facility that brings together over 20 pediatric specialties, clinics, and programs under one roof aiming to provide a better way to treat children and teens with chronic diseases and complex care needs. In addition to being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, Children’s has been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 best places to work for 9 consecutive years. The Emory School of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s finest institutions for education, biomedical research, and patient care, and the Department of Pediatrics is ranked in the top five such departments in the U.S. in research funding by the NIH. Both Children’s and Emory support the ongoing professional and leadership development of physicians while maintaining a healthy balance between academics and clinical work and rewarding excellence and productivity in both. Research and teaching activities are supported and cultivated through strong relationships and affiliations.
Atlanta is a diverse, dynamic, and growing metropolitan area that offers an excellent quality of life, outstanding schools, world-class dining and entertainment, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
Applicants must be board certified in Pediatrics or Medicine and certified or eligible in Allergy/Immunology. Rank and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits are provided.
Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.