Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The Department of Pediatrics of the University of North Carolina is seeking a Chief to develop a newly configured Division of Infectious Diseases, expanding the scope and research activity of the current Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases. It is expected this Division will emerge as a nationally known center of excellence for research, teaching and clinical care for children with infectious disease complications. The successful candidate will be an established investigator in an area of pediatric infectious diseases with board certifications in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certification in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The Division Chief reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Strong preference will be shown to candidates who are nationally known investigators with evidence of administrative and teaching experience in pediatric infectious diseases.

In leading and developing a research focus for the division, there is great opportunity for collaborations across UNCS 5 Health Sciences Schools (Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacology) and internationally renowned groups including the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Medicine and Lung Biology, Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Collectively, these Centers support large international research programs in Malawi, Zambia and China, translational programs in pathogenesis of sexually transmitted diseases, a focus on vaccine development with an emphasis on the biology of hepatitis-causing viruses, a large focus on airway disease, including bacterial pathogenesis of CF bronchopneumonia and infections in critically ill patients. Within the Department of Pediatrics and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital there are robust research opportunities within the CF TDN and NIH funded Neonatal Research Network. All research programs at UNC have access to support from the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, the home of the UNC CTSA .

In addition to developing a research program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand the scope of clinical care provided to children at the NC Children’s Hospital and the State of North Carolina and will play a significant role in developing the teaching program for medical students, pediatric residents and other learners at UNC . The Division Chief will be expected to provide leadership for the NC Children’s Hospital in hospital epidemiology and infection control policies.

Educational Requirements

MD, board certifications in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certification in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will be an established investigator in an area of pediatric infectious diseases. Strong preference will be shown to candidates who are nationally known investigators with evidence of administrative and teaching experience in pediatric infectious diseases. The Division Chief will be expected to provide leadership for the NC Children’s Hospital in hospital epidemiology and infection control policies.

Special Instructions

For consideration apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/10918 with CV and cover letter to Wesley Burks, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, CB 7220, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

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