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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Physician Scientist (MD/PhD) - Director of Cell Therapy in Atlanta, Georgia

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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.


The Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University seeks a leader for a program of translational research in adoptive cellular therapy. The leader is expected to be an accomplished scientist/physician-scientist in the field of cell therapy, who will provide leadership to the cell therapy program both for cancer and regenerative medicine applications. The leader will foster a collaborative environment and provide scientific oversight and leadership for a newly renovated GMP facility at Emory and will help support studies of innovative cell therapies manufactured at Emory. The leader will have access to a generous package supporting recruitment, infrastructure and supporting investigators in execution of cell therapy trials. The leader will have an academic appointment in the department of Hematology/Medical Oncology, commensurate with experience.


  • Able to articulate and carry out a compelling research, education, and clinical vision for cellular therapy in oncology

  • Pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion in each of these missions

  • Understands the organizational landscape and can anticipate and articulate the critical issues, opportunities, and risk assessments for adoptive cell therapy approaches into patients

  • Leads the faculty and staff of the Department conducting cell therapy research and models standards for exemplary patient care, research and education

  • Exhibits an appreciation for the need for preparation, collaboration, planning, communication, and benchmarking of results in his/her approach to problem solving and program building

  • Is skilled at recruitment and retention, faculty development and values the role of leaders in mentoring

  • Champions new initiatives or directives for advancing cell therapy approaches for cancer within our department and across the institution at large

  • Appreciates and understands the value of collaboration and team building with other professions and disciplines – skilled at getting individuals, teams, and an entire department to perform at a higher level and to embrace change

  • Negotiates skillfully to achieve a fair outcome or promote a common cause

  • Communicates a compelling vision and is committed to what needs to be done; inspires others, builds motivated, high-performing teams; understands what motivates different people


  • Ability to manage a complex program of cell therapy in a matrixed environment with success measured in well-defined metrics

  • Skilled at organizing and managing human resources, including resolving conflict

  • Understands and passionately advocates for compliance with institutional and external regulations

  • Responsible for management of program budgets

Academic Credentials

  • M.D. or Ph.D. required. For M.D. candidates, possession of, or eligibility for, a medical license in the State of Georgia.

  • National recognition in the field of cellular therapy research and research as evidenced by involvement in scholarship to the discipline and national recognition such as academic societies at a national level

  • Candidates must be eligible for a research, teaching or clinical academic appointment within the School of Medicine.

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the individual in this position. Rather, this position description highlights the general nature and primary aspects of the role.

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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.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 115004

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: HMO: Med Onc

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact., Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working in a laboratory, Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Required Documents List of References, Transcripts - Graduate