Director of Pediatric Hematology Research

Sickle Cell & Hematology Research - Leading Children's Hospital

Wilmington, DE 19803
Income Potential:
Up to $200,000.00*
Signing Bonus:
Loan Forgiveness:
Job Number:
Posted Date:
Recruiter's Name:
Dan Jennings
Contact Number:
Merritt Hawkins

Job Description & Requirements
Start Date:
Available Shifts:
Monday - Friday
Job Type:

Director of Hematology Research
Join a dynamic children’s healthcare system that directly cares for 250,000 children annually.  This institution is seeking a Director of Hematology Research.  The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at this well-regarded institution has established a Comprehensive Sickle Cell Research Center with $10 million in funding from NIH.  The incoming Director of Research will continue the work to become a national leader in sickle cell research.  Enjoy flexibility in research – based on your interests.

Due to breadth of research, this program can hire either a clinician scientist or a basic research scientist for this role.  Depending on your professional goals, this position can be 100% research or include what clinical work you desire (up to about 40%).  Academic rank and affiliation availability with one of the Top University’s in the Northeast.

This is a rare opportunity to bring your research to a brand-new 90,000 square foot research facility – with room to expand.  There is no shortage of lab-space or resources.  We are seeking a researcher who would be interested in working at a bio-innovation technical park that promotes collaboration. 

  • Lead the research program in the process of re-application for further NIH grant funding in Sickle Cell research.  They are currently working on a 5-year, $10 million grant from NIH and would apply for another, similar grant in 2019
  • Programmatic Vision – Seeking a candidate that can establish vision and mentorship for continued sickle cell research, and further research within Hematology
  • Clinical – Ability to have a clinical practice if desired (20%-40%) – or enjoy 100% research
  • History of RO1 funding – must be able to show ability to secure RO1 funding in sickle cell research; candidates with current funding and research projects will be a welcome addition
  • Demonstrated independent investigator capacity
  • Leadership – we are seeking a candidate who has proven ability to lead a program and mentor fellows, residents, students
  • Will explore candidates from a myriad of backgrounds – any that have Sickle Cell research background; this includes, MD/DO’s, Ph.D’s – in biomedical or data science background
  • Amazing schools:  Top 30 – Best School Districts in America –
  • Access to the Best of the East Coast:
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Baltimore, MD (1-hour)
    • Washington, DC (1.5 hours)
    • New York City (45 minute train ride)
    • Jersey Shore, Delaware Beaches, and more…
Please contact: Dan Jennings, Director of Recruiting at (866) 826-1217 and email CV to

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.