Seattle, Washington - The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) is seeking an accomplished physician investigator to act as Medical Director of its Innovative Therapeutics Unit (ITU). This is a full-time position; board certification in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology is preferred, though other relevant subspecialty certification would be acceptable. The Medical Director will be responsible for the integration of novel clinical trials, specifically early phase clinical trials, focusing on targeted therapies within the framework of SCI's personalized medicine platform. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the design and conduct of early phase therapeutic trials as well as in translational research and molecular oncology, being recognized as a national/international leader, or emerging leader, in modern cancer therapeutic development; a disease site focus is encouraged. Additionally, they will have a strong track record of superb patient care, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and high emotional intelligence. Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and an outstanding quality of life are just a few of the defining aspects of this opportunity.
Seattle is the Pacific Northwest's largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.
The Swedish Cancer Institute is the premier cancer care and clinical research center in the region. The SCI, founded in 1932, is a research practice organized through nine multi-disciplinary disease site programs, with more than 200 Swedish affiliated cancer specialists, serving approximately 7,000 new cancer patients annually. With novel targeted therapy clinical trials, and a new state-of-the-art phase I-II clinical trials unit opening in early 2016, the institute is a hub of cancer therapeutic innovation.
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