The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics invites interested applicants for the position of Aflac Neuro-Oncology Researcher. The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides a rich and collaborative environment for basic, clinical and translational research and boasts a diverse faculty. The Neuro-Oncology Program is an integral component of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and currently includes nine faculty members, five of whom are primarily basic research-focused. The ideal candidate will have an existing research program or have had intensive, supervised postdoctoral research training in the area of pediatric brain tumors, and will direct his/her own research program, and participate in all academic and teaching activities of the Neuro-Oncology Program. The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has close affiliations with research faculty investigators within the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a willingness to collaborate across departmental or center boundaries is essential.
About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the country.
• The Aflac program has more than 100 faculty and 35 Advance Practice Providers (APPs).
• More than 7,000 children with cancer and blood disorders are treated annually at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
• The Aflac pediatric oncology program cared for more than 480 new cancer cases last year, including over 100 newly diagnosed brain tumor patients
• The Aflac Cancer Center represents the pediatric arm of Emory’s NCI-designated Winship Cancer Center, and is one of the four largest pediatric oncology programs in the country.
• The Aflac pediatric hematology program is one of the largest in the country (including over 1,900 active patients with sickle cell disease).
• The Aflac blood and marrow transplantation program performed over 80 transplants last year.
• Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the only tertiary pediatric center in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta area—serves a population of nearly 6 million people, providing a strong basis for clinical programs in rare disorders.
This position will allow a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations within the Department of Pediatrics, with Emory’s NCI-designated cancer center (Winship Cancer Institute), as well as with Emory basic science departments, the Rollins School of Public Health, the American Cancer Society (located in Atlanta), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Candidates should hold a current appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
Successful candidates will:
• Have MD or MD/PhD degrees
• Be currently licensed as a physician and eligible for licensure as a physician in the State of Georgia
• A strong record of scholarship and appropriate funding as a mentored or independent investigator, and will be expected to work in a collaborative fashion conducting nationally recognized research in pediatric oncology
• A history of academic excellence/achievement
Salary and rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment. The focus of this position will be innovative research.
Applicants interested in this position should apply online and send a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments, a description of future independent research plans to:
Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Oncology
Thomas R. Giddens Chair
Aflac Pediatric Solid Tumor Program Search Committee
Emory Children’s Center
1760 Haygood Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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.