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Full Professor (WOT), Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Center Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology

Title: Full Professor (WOT), Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Center Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), and Seattle Children’s Hospital seek a visionary, strategic and unifying leader for our outstanding Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  The Division Chief will also serve as the Center Director for the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute.  The Division Chief will have the opportunity to grow and develop the Division in order to meet our aspiration of being the leading pediatric program in the nation. US News and World Report has consistently ranked the Division, composed of over 50 physicians, advanced practice providers, and scientists, in the top pediatric cancer programs nationwide. The Division currently thrives in a state of the art in-patient unit, high volume clinic with access to world-class laboratory research environments.

The Division provides hematology and oncology care for children throughout the Northwest, as well as nationally and internationally. Exciting new phase one trials in immunotherapies are underway along with numerous translational and clinical research studies in leukemia, neuro-oncology, bone marrow transplantation, bone marrow failure, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, and survivorship.  Outstanding wet and dry laboratory research programs secure over $27 million of research support annually and have resulted in several successful public-private partnerships. Our pediatric programs benefit from a strong partnership with the adult oncology and basic science biology programs at the Fred Hutch and University of Washington.

This full-time appointment will be a Professor of Pediatrics without tenure (for reasons of funding) at the University of Washington and as a member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Anticipated start date is Fall/Winter 2020. This is a 12-month service period. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service


Successful candidates will be physician scientists with demonstrated academic and research leadership experience and a record of innovative scientific accomplishments. We seek candidates with a proven record of excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, strong emotional and social intelligence. Must demonstrate leadership experience in the field of pediatric cancer. MD or DO or foreign equivalent required. 

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Please submit your curriculum vitae and a statement of interest.

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