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The division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Childrens Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) is seeking an exceptional pediatric neuro-oncologist to direct the Program of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.

The Childrens Hospital of Richmond is undergoing a major expansion in clinical and research programs to coincide with the opening of our 650,000 sq. ft. Outpatient Pavilion in March 2016. The new Pavilion will feature a state-of-the art ASK Foundation Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic with adjoining clinical laboratory and pharmacy and will house a dedicated team of nurses, psychologist, chaplain, social worker, and child life staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Leader will provide leadership in clinical and translational research and will have additional responsibilities in clinical care and teaching
The Program Leader will work closely with the adult neuro-oncology program headed by Dr. Mark Malkin
The successful applicant will be a clinical investigator with academic accomplishments in the areas of early phase trials for pediatric brain tumors, brain tumor metabolism, or brain tumor stem cell culture
Applicants should have strong clinical skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
Rank, salary, and research support will be commensurate with experience
QUALIFICATIONS:

MD degree with current Board Certification in pediatrics Hem/Onc
Eligible for appointment at open rank
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
The division and CHoR are part of the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center. Currently, the division is the only facility providing pediatric stem cell transplantation in Virginia. The Pediatric Neuro-oncology section includes an outstanding team of neurosurgeons and neuroradiology expertise. The division boasts cutting edge research facilities including the newly developed center for zebrafish modeling of human diseases and well-funded laboratories including those studying sphingolipid biochemistry, chromatin remodeling, and developmental therapeutics. Additionally, the division offers a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship with support for a fourth year.

CHoR is a 167-bed facility that provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care and serves patients from the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast regions. Richmond is close to Virginias famous wineries, hiking trails in the Shenandoah Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean beaches, and Washington, DC.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.