The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor. Basic research scientists and translational scientists with a commitment to becoming independent investigators (MD or MD PhD) and leaders in the field of pediatric rheumatology are invited to apply. The potential areas of research include but are not necessarily limited to basic immune mechanisms of inflammation, autoimmunity versus tolerance and normal immune function, mechanisms of pediatric rheumatologic disease and its treatment. Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding laboratory-based investigative experience in immunology with a focus that is relevant to the field of pediatric rheumatology. This position, when filled, will bridge pediatric and adult rheumatology research programs and training grants. It will be a critical piece in the development of a pediatric inflammation and autoimmunity research program.
Qualified candidates will have excellent clinical and teaching skills, and experience in basic or translational research. The candidate is required to be a Board eligible or Board certified pediatric rheumatologist who has completed his or her fellowship training. Salary is commensurate with position and experience.
The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides some of the highest quality pediatric care in the country. We have received numerous awards and accolades, including being ranked 11th on the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report honor roll. We were also one of only 12 hospitals in the country to be awarded the honor roll designation for scoring in the top 10% in at least three specialties. Lurie Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in Illinois to be ranked in all 10 specialties. Lurie Children’s provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. Our new state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly hospital has 288 all private rooms that help speed up the healing process by reducing noise and improving infection control. Our improved inpatient unit design and unique family spaces make it more convenient for families to visit and remain together during treatment. Our goal is to treat the whole family, not just the patient.
Northwestern University is a leading national research university affiliated with clinical partners Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), each of which is consistently ranked among the top hospitals nationally among its peers. Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine ranks as one of the top research oriented medical schools in the country. Its Clinical Sciences and Translational Research center (NUCATS) functions as an integrated hub supporting and accelerating clinical and translational science across Northwestern University (including six schools), our three nationally-renowned clinical partners, our Chicago community and stakeholders, and the broad consortium of CTSA-funded institutions.
Construction was begun in 2015 on a new 600,000 square-foot Biomedical Research Building that will be adjacent and connected to the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center. The space will more than double vivarium capacity and house laboratories for both Feinberg and Lurie Children’s Hospital, and have an eventual build-out capacity of approximately 1.2 million square feet. The Searle Rehabilitation Research Center at RIC is one of the largest and most respected programs of its kind. RIC is in the process of building a new hospital facility, two blocks from its current site, also slated to open in 2016. This new hospital will bring 21st century biomedical science and research directly into the clinical environment with a focus on advancing patient ability.
Chicago is a major metropolitan area that boasts world class cultural institutions, restaurants, and both professional and college sports. It is a city with a vibrant downtown and many culturally diverse neighborhoods filled with a unique series of parks and nature preserves, including an 18 mile public lakefront consisting of beaches, parks, harbors, and trails.
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