Opportunity Details

Internal Medicine

IM - Dermatology


Commensurate w/Experience

Director of Clinical Trials in Itch

The Center for the Study of Itch (CSI) at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis is seeking a full-time, physician with experience in the design, execution, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials to serve as Director of Clinical Trials. The CSI, a joint initiative of the Departments of Anesthesiology and Medicine/Dermatology, is a world-renowned institute composed of leading neuroscientists, immunologists, geneticists, epithelial biologists, and dermatologists who have collectively founded the field of itch biology and helped to bring new therapies to chronic itch disorders. Center members include the pioneers and world leaders in defining the molecular, cellular and systems biology of itch. The CSI currently runs an Itch Clinic which is a major referral center for patients from across the U.S., and provides a population for industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials.  New therapeutic opportunities are continuously arising from CSI research and there is an unmet demand for organizing and implementing clinical trials.

 Given this increasing demand for clinical trials in chronic itch, the Director of Clinical Trials in Itch will have a central focus of their expertise in chronic itch disorders including atopic dermatitis, prurigo nodularis, and uremic pruritus. The central mission will be to build the CSI as the major clinical trial center for itch therapeutics by growing both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Additionally, the Director of Clinical Trials will serve to support cutting-edge translational research in the CSI and teach residents and fellows in a multidisciplinary academic setting.  Rank will be commensurate with experience and expertise. Both WUSM and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are consistently ranked among the top medical schools and hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and are housed in an exceptional biomedical environment composed of the most highly recognized basic scientists, clinicians, and clinical researchers in the world. A highly competitive compensation and incentive package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Lynn A. Cornelius, MD




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