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Scientific Director, Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease

Apply now Work type: Non-Tenure Line (Research), University Medical Line, University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University seeks a qualified, visionary, and collaborative M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Ph.D scientist or physician-scientist to join the faculty as Associate or Full Professor in the University Tenure Line, University Medical Center, or Non-Tenure Line (Research) and serve as Scientific Director of the Stanford Medicine Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & Celiac Disease. The successful applicant will lead their own independent research program with high potential impact for pediatric IBD and/or celiac disease and develop the scientific vision and strategy for the Center with the Director. Relevant fields of research include, but are not limited to, mucosal immunology, microbiology, epithelial biology, computational biology, genomics, epidemiology, and data science. Joint or courtesy appointment in a secondary department may be considered for appropriately qualified candidates.


  • The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.
  • The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.


Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


The candidate is expected to have established an innovative, high quality, independently-funded research program and have a strong record of mentorship and teaching. Experience with scientific programmatic leadership or evidence of leadership skills are desired. A successful candidate will be expected to obtain substantial extramural grant funding, engage in interdisciplinary research, and grow the impact and footprint of pediatric IBD and celiac disease research at Stanford University.  Opportunities for clinical service activities in the Division are available for board certified M.D. pediatric gastroenterologist physician-scientist candidates.

The Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease aims to integrate state-of-the-art clinical care with cross-cutting research to elevate health and vibrancy of children with IBD and celiac disease. The Center is supported by a transformative philanthropic gift to enable an intramural research seed grant and post-doctoral fellow award program, multiple scientific faculty recruitments, laboratory space, and a comprehensive patient biobank and data repository. Center programs and resources support world-class investigators to point their scientific lenses towards pediatric IBD and celiac disease. The successful applicant will collaborate with the clinical arm of the Center which includes pediatric gastroenterologists, physician scientists, allied health professionals, and clinical data analysts who providing world class clinical care to a large population of children with IBD and celiac disease.

Stanford University is one of the world’s leading biomedical research universities. Our culture and investment collaboration and is evidenced by many interdisciplinary institutes that span school boundaries to foster new ideas and innovative research including CheM-H (Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health), Stanford Bio-X intersecting bioscience with engineering, computer science, and other fields), and The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education (Spectrum), and the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection, which houses the Center for Human Microbiome Studies. Opportunities exist to collaborate with Stanford investigators at the forefront of innovation in fields highly relevant to pediatric IBD and celiac disease including immunology, microbiology, epithelial biology, computational biology, and data science.

We expect the successful candidate to serve as a member of the Pediatric, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Division at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health with responsibilities for research and teaching in the fields of IBD and/or celiac disease.  S/he will join a nationally recognized group of pediatric gastroenterologists who provide clinical care and perform research within a multidisciplinary gastroenterology, nutrition, hepatology and liver transplantation programs. The Pediatric Gastroenterology Program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health has grown dramatically over the past ten years and is currently ranked in the top 15 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report

Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


The Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.


Submit a CV and a brief letter to include an optional diversity statement


Justin Sonnenburg

Search Chair,

c/o Brian Richter


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