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Clinician-Scientist in Food Allergy Assistant or Associate Professor, Allergy/Immunology

Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  37012


Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have committed to enhancing food allergy care and research by establishing the Emory + Children’s Food Allergy Center under the leadership of Dr. Brian Vickery. The academic home of the Food Allergy Center is within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep (PACS) in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics. In its first year, the Center was selected by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) as one of 33 Centers of Excellence, and our overall goal is to be a national leader in food allergy within five years. We are now recruiting a full-time, board-certified/board eligible allergist/immunologist at the Assistant or the Associate Professor level to join the Food Allergy Center as a clinician-scientist. Protected time for research and access to additional clinical research training through masters-level coursework through the programs offered by the Pediatric Research Alliance are available.


Our Center is a site for several multi-center clinical trials and other research projects supported by industry sponsors as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, investigator-initiated research is a high priority, and there are multiple opportunities to develop strong collaborations with the other departments within the Emory School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adjacent to the Emory campus. The Pediatric Research Alliance, an Atlanta-based collaborative research consortium that engages the strengths of these and other partners, aims to enhance the health of children through innovative research efforts. The Alliance is home to 11 robust research Centers and 11 Cores that together provide critical collaborative support and infrastructure to researchers, as well as opportunities for enhanced scholarship and networking. It is expected that the clinician-scientist recruited into this position will support the extramurally-funded clinical trial operations and continue to advance the food allergy field through original research and scholarship, as well as to mentor our fellows and other learners in food allergy research. In addition to these academic efforts, the successful candidate will become an active member of the pediatric allergy/immunology clinical care team, managing routine allergy problems, severe asthma, and primary immune deficiency disorders, in addition to food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

  • Graduate of an accredited, four-year medical school.
  • Graduate of an accredited, post-graduate residency program in Pediatrics.
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta professional staff.
  • Board certified in Pediatrics or Medicine.
  • Board certified or eligible in Allergy/Immunology.
  • Current DEA registration.
  • BLS certification is required.
  • PALS or NRP certification.
  • No minimum experience required
  • Experience in respective clinical area
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:

        o Personal organization and time management
        o Human relations and teamwork
        o Personal adaptability
        o Personal motivation
        o Listening

  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff
  1. Provides patient care within the respective clinical area which complies with the Professional Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children’s policies and procedures.
  2. Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and research findings into practice.
  3. Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.
  4. Provides an authenticated report of all physician services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
  5. Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.
  6. Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area.
  7. Participates in activities that enhance professional development, complete and maintain certification in BLS, PALS, or NALS and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the area assigned.
  8. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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