Instructor - Allergy & Immunology - Pediatrics - Allergy & Immunology (90002422)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7067737 (Ref.No. 4161-en_US)
Posted: July 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology (IAR) Service at Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join the IAR Service. This is an opportunity for a clinical physician to take part in an immunology fellowship focused on autoimmune skin and joint disease and to develop physician expertise in these inflammatory conditions and the elucidation of immunologic contributors to disease.


This selected candidate will fill a critical need for the training of a physician-instructor to develop a special expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with manifestations of inflammatory disease, including rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases affecting the skin and joints. Autoimmune disorders and immune dysregulation disorders will be seen by this instructor. The methods designed to support the candidate chosen for this training experience will include clinical exposure through four specialized clinics: 1) rheumatology clinic exposure with an expert in STAT3 gain of function disease, a cause of significant rheumatoid arthritis, 2) an atopic dermatitis clinic with dermatology expertise in immunologic disorders, 3) an immunology clinic with patients with severe immunodeficiency accompanied by immune dysregulation, and 4) a genetics clinic with an immunogenetics genetic expert.

Job Duties
  • Perform a prospective observational cohort study of patients with an immune dysfunction disease to clinically characterize and genetically and phenotypically group them.
  • Responsible for learning the interpretation of whole exome sequencing from a thorough clinical evaluation, determining immunologic contributors to disease.
  • Required attendance at weekly lectures through the Graduate School in Immunology and Texas Children's Hospital's William T Shearer Center for Human Immunobiology
  • Participate in the Immunogenetics Program weekly meetings to present clinical cases and obtain guidance and direction from the mentoring committee.
  • Meet with primary mentor monthly and mentoring committee every three months to discuss progress in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune inflammatory disease.
  • Attend clinic with an attending mentee.
  • Evaluates and analyze genetic and clinical data with statistician help.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required:  Medical Degree.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration:  Current license as a Physician by the State of Texas Physician Board. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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