Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, is currently seeking a Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. The Vice Chair will work closely with the Chair of Pediatrics and the Vice Chairs of Clinical Affairs and Education to advance research efforts and training, increase the number of externally funded clinical trials/research endeavors, and partner with the Carolinas HealthCare System Foundation to engage with our donors. In addition to the administrative duties, this position will include dedicated time for funded research and/or clinical practice.
- Advanced Degree – MD, DO or PhD
- Board Certified in General Pediatrics or a Pediatric Specialty (MD and DO only)
- 10+ years of experience in a pediatric research at a children’s hospital and/or academic institution
- Demonstration of a commitment to clinical excellence, education and research development
- Academic accomplishments that would support an appointment at an Associate or Full Professor level
Atrium Health is an integrated health system of over 40 facilities within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Carolinas Medical Center, which includes Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH), is a major teaching affiliate of UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The Department of Pediatrics also offers in-patient pediatric services to include hospitalist and neonatology at 6 other Atrium Health hospitals in surrounding communities.
At 236 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC. It serves high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 25 different pediatric specialties. There are 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility. Our educational mission includes a well-regarded Pediatric Residency Program and participating in the teaching of the UNC medical students who spend their 3rd and 4th years at CMC. LCH offers an excellent environment for clinical research and quality improvement work. LCH has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U. S. News & World Report in six pediatric specialties for 2017-2018. The Department of Pediatrics also offers in-patient pediatric services to include hospitalist and neonatology at 6 other Atrium Health hospitals in surrounding communities.
Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte, NC has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.