Emory

Precision Medicine Physician Researcher

Job Number
48780
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory+Children's Ped Institute
Department
SOMPI: Leukemia Lymphoma
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Description

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a junior to midlevel physician to serve as a member of the Aflac Precision Medicine Program (APMP).

 

Applicants should be board-certified in pediatric hematology/oncology with an interest in developing the APMP initiative. All qualified applicants would be expected to be hired at the assistant or associate professor rank. Clinical effort and research commitment are flexible depending on the candidates’ interests, training and funding.

 

Clinical Care (10-20% FTE)

• Clinical FTE commensurate with level of training and with level of funding
• Serve as staff physician on inpatient, ambulatory or procedure services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Research (30-40% FTE)

• Expectation to obtain grant funding to support an independent research program that may include projects related to the APMP

 

Precision Medicine Activities (50% FTE)

Molecular Tumor Board (MTB)

  • Administrative oversight of MTB
  • Prepare LL, PNO and ST patient presentations, or delegate some to fellows/junior faculty
  • Oversee patient presentations prepared by fellows/junior faculty
  • Communicate MTB conclusions to primary team
  • Track MTB “outcomes”
  • Prepare periodic (at least q 6 month) MTB “outcomes” reports
  • Visit outside programs (e.g. Michigan, Texas, Cincinnati) to gain insight into best practices

APMP Research

  • Participate in a translational research program focused on some aspect of Precision Medicine that will lead to scientific publications and grant funding. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to:
    • Real-time drug sensitivity screening program that could provide valuable supplemental information to informMTB recommendations
    • Ethnic/racial differences in tumor response
    • Role of the tumor microenvironment
    • Circulating tumor DNA
    • Methylation
    • Adolescent/Young Adult tumor differences
  • Gain experience in Bioinformatics in collaboration with Dr. Manoj Bhasin
    • Take relevant course(s) (e.g. Bioinformatics analysis, statistics)
  • Support Aflac/Cincinnati/MSKCC Precision Medicine Collaboration
    • Coordinate monthly calls
    • Arrange face-to-face meetings
    • Establish additional collaboration

Precision Medicine Education

  • Serve as point person for questions from Aflac Faculty/Staff/Trainees
  • Develop recurrent education modules related to Precision Medicine

The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce.

 

Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.

 

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.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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