Academic Cellular Therapy Physician

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking an academic physician for full-time appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to direct its Cellular Therapy Laboratory.

The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Division is comprised of three full time and three part time physician faculty members with national and international reputations in both fields.  The laboratories are involved in a spectrum of clinical and translational transfusion medicine and cellular therapy research projects.  The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Service performs over 300,000 tests, processes approximately 500 stem cell products and distributes approximately 50,000 blood components annually at this tertiary-care facility that has active programs in stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, trauma, critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics, hematology and oncology, genetic medicine and hemophilia.  The successful candidate will lead the clinical cellular therapy program and participate in translational research to advance the field of cellular therapy.  The CT laboratory is actively supporting investigational industry-sponsored cellular therapy trials, including multiple CAR-T trials.   The CT laboratory is well supported by two quality specialists and the leadership team includes a supervisor, chief tech and senior tech.   The CT Laboratory Director will also cover transfusion medicine call (approximately one week per month).

The position requires strong commitment towards advancement of knowledge in the field, as well as other elements of an academic career including resident education and medical student teaching. Candidates of any academic rank or faculty track with expertise in Cellular Therapy are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be board-certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, eligible for unrestricted licensure in New York State, and have specialty training in Transfusion Medicine and/or Cellular Therapy.

A dedicated translational research laboratory supports academic research for all pathology faculty, including mass spectrometry.  Clinical and basic research collaborations are available with faculty within the pathology department, as well as with faculty from other departments at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. New York Presbyterian Hospital has been named New York’s #1 Hospital and is currently ranked #4 nationally among the Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report (2020).  The Pathology Department will play a key role in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center (MCC) at Weill Cornell Medicine.  The MCC is a brand-new, state-of-the-art, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research enterprise with a goal of decreasing cancer incidence and mortality in the New York region.  The MCC research programs have significant infrastructural support for basic, translational and clinical research, big data management, computational biology and biostatistics as well as dedicated resources for tissue collection, organoid creation and molecular studies on patient samples.  Experimental therapeutics is one focus of the enterprise and it is expected that the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy will make significant contributions to this initiative.

Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with the level of experience and scholarly accomplishments.

Interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae, statement of interests, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Melissa Cushing, M.D.
Vice Chair, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room C302/Mailbox 69
New York, NY 10065

or preferably electronically to

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.”

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