The University of Chicago's Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center are seeking a highly motivated and innovative translational research scientist with research interests specifically related to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Preference will be given to researchers with specific interest in the discovery and development of novel cellular therapies for cancer. The Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program is undergoing rapid expansion, both clinically and scientifically, with significant institutional support and facilities, including an operational cellular GMP facility, and it combines a tradition of excellence in immunology, translational science, and clinical research with the strengths of one of the world's top academic institutions. The University of Chicago is home to one of the select NIH-funded Institute of Translational Medicine, providing an unparalleled opportunity for growth as a translational research scientist. The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her own extramurally funded research program but will work closely with faculty in the Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program to move their discoveries to the clinic. Expertise for scale-up and to conduct phase I/II clinical trials for cellular therapies are available including cGMP, GTP laboratories capable of performing clinical scale viral transductions and other manipulations. Applicants are required to have a doctorate degree with graduate and post-doctoral training in immunology or stem cell biology with other concentrations, particularly as it relates to stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies. Clinical applicants must be BC/BE in Hematology or Oncology and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. Requirements include a track record in translational research as evidenced by a strong publication record, and the ability to closely work in a team environment. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of active external grant support and experience in stem cell transplantation and/or cellular therapy.Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by uploading a cover letter and current CV with bibliography at academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54371. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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