Chief of Infectious Disease

University of Rochester seeks leader in research for Division Chief

Rochester, NY 14611
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Breanna Trimble
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Merritt Hawkins

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Lead a large academic division with a multimillion-dollar research program and academic clinical practice that spans two major teaching hospitals, including Strong Memorial, and four regional affiliated hospitals.

We are seeking an MD or MD/Ph.D. with a track record of excellence in teaching, research, and faculty mentoring. The applicant should be clinically active in Infectious Diseases (ID) with ABIM certification. Ideal candidate is a clinician scientist with excellent leadership skills to manage the research and clinical mission of an already successful division.

Candidates with current extramural funding, are preferred, but not required. A generous startup package is available to support the recruitment of the Chief and additional research and clinical faculty members.

Thriving Multimillion Dollar Research Program

This is an exciting opportunity to step in to lead an established, historic, academic practice. The Division of Infectious Diseases has been at the forefront of clinical and translational research with a rich history of vaccine research. The research portfolios include major well-funded research programs in HIV, RSV, Influenza, and other bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens with a focus on vaccine development, clinical trials, and translational research.

These research efforts were developed in the context of an extraordinarily productive, collaborative relationship with investigators in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (CVBI), the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. The institutional commitment to research in ID and immunology is reflected by the recently commissioned initiative to create a new Translational Immunology and Infectious Disease Institute.

  • Lead the clinical practice, the academic enterprise, and the research programs of this large division.
  • Advance various multidisciplinary initiatives across the school and throughout the hospital and hospital partners.
  • Lead a faculty group (currently 17) located in an 830-bed tertiary care teaching hospital, Strong Memorial.
  • The Division provides full spectrum care including transplant infectious diseases services.
  • ACGME accredited 2-year fellowship program; 3 fellows per year.
  • Division is home to an active outpatient practice including supervision of approximately 600 patients on Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) and operates a PCMH practice for approximately 1,200 persons with HIV at the NYSDOH designated AIDS Center.

Rochester, NY

Rochester is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, just north of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Rochester is a stimulating and progressive metropolitan community of 1.1 million people.
  • Stress-free living, including affordable housing, easy commutes, and highly ranked public schools
  • Over 140 festivals and events
  • Over 60 public golf courses and 12,000 acres of parkland
  • Over 100 wineries, breweries, and distilleries
  • Camping and water sports of all kinds, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing
  • Rochester Red Wings baseball, Rochester Americans hockey, Buffalo Bills football, Knighthawks lacrosse, golf
  • tournaments, and Watkins Glen car racing
  • Driving distance to Niagara Falls and Letchworth State Park—the Grand Canyon of the East

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.