Academic Physician - Neonatology Section Chief #PED088

The University of Chicago's Department of Pediatrics is searching for a full-time faculty member at the associate or full professor rank to serve as the Chief of the Section of Neonatology. The appointee will be a nationally recognized scholar focused on making fundamental discoveries of high impact in one or more aspects of neonatology. The appointee will also serve as the inaugural Stephen Family Chair in Pediatrics. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in genomics, metabolomics, neonatal pharmacology, and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students. Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The Chief of the Section of Neonatology has responsibility for supervising the 71 bed Level IV NICU at UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, and for oversight of the UChicago Medicine perinatal network that stretches across the region. In addition, the successful individual will assume a leadership role in our evolving partnership with the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance, the largest pediatrics program in the state of Illinois. Together, we care for over 25,000 deliveries per year across metropolitan Chicago, adjacent counties in Illinois, and Northwest Indiana.

We anticipate a leader who will grow the clinical program, enhance the training of our fellows and residents, have a commitment to outstanding quality and efficiency, lead an outstanding group of clinical and translational neonatology investigators, and develop programs of fundamental impact. We are particularly interested in individuals who will exploit the enriching environment of the Biological Sciences Division, The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, and the other Divisions of the University to advance neonatal medicine.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: (1) have a MD or MD/PhD or equivalent, (2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Illinois, and (3) be board certified or board eligible in Neonatology.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚ Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload: a CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

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