ACADEMIC POSITION – Bone Marrow Transplant / Cellular therapy

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Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London

ACADEMIC POSITION – Bone Marrow Transplant / Cellular therapy

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University and London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre are seeking a Hematologist with at least one years’ experience in Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular therapy for a full-time academic appointment to Western University.  The successful candidate will have undertaken formal training and experience in the area of stem cell transplantation including allogeneic, autologous and haploidentical and in the area of cellular therapies, including Chimeric antigen receptor T-Cells (CAR-T) and Bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTEs).  The candidate will fill a clinical academic role and is expected to have a strong interest and a proven track record in clinical and/or translational research related to Stem Cell Transplant and cell therapies.  Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Hematology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate will hold a limited term academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a continuing academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor depending on qualifications and experience.  Information about the Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology may be found at:  Medicine - Western University (uwo.ca)

The Division of Hematology currently has 16 members and is well-recognized and respected both nationally and internationally.  The Division’s physicians provide the whole range of hematologic services including all malignant hematology (leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma), thrombosis and hemophilia services as well as laboratory service in Southwestern Ontario and beyond.  The Division has a fully certified Royal College Subspecialty Training Program in the Department of Medicine.

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

The successful candidate will join a busy academic practice within an expanding stem cell transplant program in Southwestern Ontario serving a population of 1.5 million.  The stem cell transplant program is currently ongoing a major expansion and is expected to double in size within the next 3 to 5 years.  A main mandate will be to develop a program of cell therapy in order to eventually implement these rapidly evolving treatments at our center.  The successful candidate will also be expected to support the management of patients with acute leukemia and complex malignant conditions, work with other team members in this area, and contribute to the general hematology activities of the division.  The successful candidate will have a strong, demonstrated record of research and publication and will be expected to maintain and support ongoing divisional research activities.  The successful candidate will also have a commitment to and demonstrated aptitude for teaching, and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate trainees.

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, qualifications, including qualifications which go beyond the requirements for the position, and experience.  

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of a competitive alternative funding and payment plan, and academic salary.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward a Letter of interest/ Statement of Academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact information for three (3) referees who have worked with the applicant over the last two (2) years and at least one (1) referee must hold a leadership appointment.  The applicant should also complete, sign and include the application form available through this link: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf in order to complete the application package.  All documentation should be submitted to the:

Department of Medicine Chair’s Office

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

LHSC – Victoria Hospital; 800 Commissioners Road East

London, ON  N6A 5W9

Email:  DOMCHair@lhsc.on.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after August 29, 2021. Anticipated start date July 1, 2022 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London, Ontario N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants, including those with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Debora Clements, DOMChair@lhsc.on.ca, (519) 663-3892.

Posted on Faculty Relations website July 28, 2021.