Section Chief in Hematology/Oncology

Position ID: 44074
Augusta University
Medical College of Georgia
Position Description
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Section Chief
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Job ID: 216548

Position # 20001684

The Georgia Cancer Center and the Children's Medical Center at Georgia Health Science University invite applications for the Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology. This is a tenure-track physician-scientist position. The successful candidate will bring an outstanding basic-science or clinical/ translational research program in an area relevant to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The ideal candidate may bring clinical and/or research focus in an area that complements existing strengths on campus in pediatric hematology/oncology disease. Substantial resources are available to the qualified candidate, including the Georgia Cancer Center Molecular Oncology Program, Immune Therapy Clinical Trials Program and Experimental Therapeutic Trials Program, which is a highly funded group of basic and clinician scientists operating in excellent facilities. 

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is a thriving academic medical center that in the past decade has logged a 48 percent increase in student applications, a 25 percent increase in student enrollment, and a 146 percent increase in sponsored research. The Augusta University main campus is located in Augusta, Georgia's second largest city. 

Augusta University houses a number of specialty research institutes and centers with a focus on genomics, proteomics, and molecular medicine.  It is home to the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Center for Genomic Medicine and Biotechnology, Molecular Oncology Program, Immune Therapy, Experimental Therapeutic Trials Program, and Immunotherapy Center, all of which provide opportunities for collaborative work.  Clinical research is conducted through the Georgia Cancer Center translational research infrastructure, the NCORP grant, investigator-initiated trials, and participation in Cooperative Group studies. 


The successful candidate will develop robust clinical programs in collaboration with the Surgical and Radiation Oncologists within the Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary tumor clinics. The successful candidate will collaborate with basic and translational scientists and clinical investigators in developing a state-of-the-art research program. This position will have teaching, research, clinical and administration efforts.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should be board-certified or board-eligible in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology. The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of original transcript.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous practice experience in pediatric oncology is strongly preferred.


A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and includes an incentive plan that rewards clinical productivity and/or research funding success. 

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading your CV.

In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, please upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document online.  If you have questions, please contact:

Anand P. Jillella, MD, Director, Georgia Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Outpatient Clinic

Valera Hudson, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

c/o Elizabeth D. Jones, MSA - Faculty Recruitment Coordinator


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.


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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator