Director, Cancer Translational Immunotherapy Center CBDI
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 117411
The Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking an innovative and dynamic Director for its Cancer Translational Immunotherapy Center. The objective for the position is to lead - and expand through recruitment - a team of investigators focused on developing engineered cellular and vaccine immunotherapies for pediatric and young adult cancers. The research program integrates into a large and well-established program for clinical stem cell transplant and cellular therapies, with over 7 years of clinical CART experience, and internationally-noted program for viral-specific T-cell therapies, and over 100 transplants per year. Cincinnati Children's is also home to one of the nation's leading GMP viral vector and cell processing facilities. The cancer programs at Cincinnati Children's are a global center for referral of high risk and relapsed cancers, with a strong bench-to-bedside team science culture and portfolio of investigator-initiated and first in patient clinical trials.
Cincinnati Children's has a robust research environment and is ranked in the top 3 of all national pediatric departments in receipt of NIH funding. The Department of Pediatrics counts 753 faculty across 42 divisions. The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute incorporates and integrates four divisions (Hematology, Oncology, Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency), with a total of 946 members, including 86 faculty members The Cancer and Blood Diseases is recognized as a global center for care, research and training; approximately 65% of patients are referred to it from outside of metropolitan Cincinnati for advanced and technically-demanding therapies. The Division of Infectious Diseases is recognized as an international leading center for vaccine research and development. US News and World Report recognized Cincinnati Children's as the #3 ranked institution for pediatric cancer care in the United States in 2020, and ranked CBDI #1 in 2013 and 2018.
Inquiries and applications with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be sent in strict confidence to: Deborah Story, Operations Manager, Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Key elements for the successful candidate include:
M.D. or equivalent, and/or Ph.D. with focused experience in engineered cellular or vaccine immunotherapy development with strong publication and funding accomplishments
Research focus on pediatric and/or young adult malignancies
Substantial expertise in the molecular engineering of cellular therapies or novel vaccines for cancer, with evidence of ability to develop new technologies and applications
Evidence of strong multidisciplinary team leadership and communication skills, and ability to collaborate effectively with other laboratory research and clinical leaders and their teams.
Aptitude and proficiency for strategic planning and execution
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, education, and clinical care delivery.
Development Knowledge of growth and development
Family-centered care Understands and support family-centered care
Clinical Knowledge - Specialty Professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide evaluation and treatment of complex patients in one or more specialty areas
Path/Pharm Knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology
Diversity Appreciation Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Communication Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Expert Knowledge & Skills Demonstrated skills in physical assessments, diagnosis, medical management, clinical consultation, research and education. Ability to train residents and fellows. Organizational ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed and complex medical center. Possesses expert knowledge and experience of medical specialty.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.