Associate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research

Children’s National Health System

  • Location: Washington, DC

The Center for Cancer and Immunology Research of the Children’s National Health System Research Institute seeks a senior scientist to serve as Associate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research. The Center for Cancer and Immunology Research of the Children’s National Health System Research Institute in Washington, DC is seeking a senior scientist with a strong research program to serve as Associate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research.

With over 50 faculty participating in interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research projects, investigators within the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research focus on active research areas that include Cancer Biology and Experimental Cancer Therapy; Neuro-Oncology Research; Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Blood disorders; Immunology/Immunodeficiency; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Clinical Oncology; Blood Disorders; Behavioral Research; and Food Allergy.

Children’s National Health System has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the top five pediatric hospitals in the country. As the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington DC region, Children’s National Health System is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia and Atlanta. Children’s National’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals treat more than 300,000 patients each year, who come from throughout the region, nation and world. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the primary academic affiliation for faculty at Children’s National Health System.

Position Overview

The Associate Director is responsible for identifying areas of strategic importance in research and education, collaborating to identify and recruit talented and diverse faculty in key areas; enhancing resources for existing faculty and trainees; promoting mentorship; and fostering faculty engagement. This role will serve on the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research Executive Committee and be the interface between the Center Director, researchers, and faculty. In addition, this role will direct his/her own basic research program.

Qualifications

  • An MD, a PhD, or both MD/PhD with academic credentials to meet eligibility for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor level.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience with prior experience leading a sponsored research program in cancer biology, immunology, hematology or oncology; Cancer biology strongly preferred.
  • A strong personal track record of significant continuous funding.
  • Familiar with state-of-the-art research methods and actively participates in setting national agenda in the specific research discipline as evidence by membership in national committees and/or society boards.