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Faculty Position - Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 31, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Cancer Research
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The Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology program in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is expanding its faculty. The mission of the CTCI program is to bring novel cellular therapies to children and young adults with cancer or other inherited or acquired conditions (e.g., hematopoietic, infectious, immunologic, etc) through scientific discovery, cellular and genetic engineering, and efficient manufacturing for rapid translation to the clinic. More information is available at:

Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology Program

About the Faculty Position

  • Seeking applicants at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an independent laboratory research program focused on cellular therapy and/or related immunobiology
  • Tenure-track faculty appointment in Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
  • Broad collaborative research potential throughout the Abigail Wexner Research Institute
  • Consideration of joint positions in Centers for Vaccines and Immunity, Childhood Cancer, or Gene Therapy

Qualifications Required

  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD
  • Track record of grant funding
  • Track record of high quality first- or senior-author research publications relevant to cell-based therapies

About the CTCI Program

  • Rapid growth- developed over 30 IND applications, 15 investigator-initiated cell therapy trials, 10 investigational cell therapy products, and over 60 patients treated with cellular therapy in 5 years
  • Program integration with OSUCCC and the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology
  • CTCI infrastructure supports clinical trial development, IND preparation and submission, and GMP development/manufacturing of clinical-grade therapeutics
  • Central manufacturing of investigation products for multi-institutional trials

About the Research Institute: 

  • Top ten among free-standing children’s hospitals for NIH funding
  • Designed for collaboration, creativity, and team science
  • Comprehensive resources including regulatory support, tech transfer, genomics, and GMP facility
  • 20 investigators hired in 2022
  • Nearly 200 investigators total

About Nationwide Children's Hospital:

  • Among largest pediatric hospitals in the US: 1M+ patient visits annually
  • Nationally recognized for diversity and inclusion
  • US News & World Report Honor Roll hospital
  • 1500+ total medical faculty

About Columbus, Ohio:

  • State capital with 2M+ population
  • Forbes #1 rising city for startups
  • Outstanding quality of life and cost of living

Through our diversity, we achieve the highest standards of inclusiveness and create a culture that respects individual differences. It is the cornerstone of our strategic plan and how we attract the best people to ensure the best programs. To build a diverse workforce, Nationwide Children’s encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer

Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to in Faculty Recruitment. 

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