UC Davis Children's Hospital School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Genomic Medicine / Division Chief
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is launching a national search for a full-time academic faculty member. This successful candidate will also be nominated/serve as the Genomic Medicine Chief, a position which may be eligible for an endowed chair appointment. The Division of Genomic Medicine is composed of 4 physicians, 5 genetic counselors, 1 genetic counseling assistant, a metabolic dietician, a clinical research coordinator and several student volunteers. The Division also has a Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Program which supports up to 4 residents.
The Division of Genomic Medicine provides comprehensive genetic services across a wide age spectrum, from newborns to adults, and includes services related to both general genetics and metabolic disorders. All physicians have special interests and run specialty clinics including precision genomics, RASopathies, neurodevelopmental and autism genomics, biochemical genetics, lysosomal storage disorders, cardiovascular genomics, craniofacial genetics, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasias, ocular genomics and Tele Genomics. The division is active in clinical translational research with options for clinical whole genome sequencing and functional studies. We have active biochemical and enzyme replacement therapies ongoing.
This position is open to Associate/Full Professor level candidates, commensurate with credentials, in the Regular Ladder Rank, In-Residence, Regular Ladder Rank/In-Residence split, Clinical Pediatrics, or Health Sciences series. Faculty in the Regular Ladder Rank tenure-track and In-Residence series are expected to engage in teaching, independent research and creative work, professional competence and activity, and University/public service. Faculty in the Clinical Pediatrics series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence and activity, research and creative work, and University/public service. Faculty in the Health Sciences series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence and activity, scholarly and creative activity, and University/public service.
The ideal candidate will have research, leadership, and administrative experience. Candidates will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, scholarly and/or research activities in the Department of Pediatrics, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, and serve on hospital, departmental, and School of Medicine committees.
Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:
M.D. or D.O.
Eligibility for a California Medical License
Successful completion of an approved ACGME Medical Genetics and Genomic Residency training program
Board certification in Clinical Genetics
Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment
Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain extramurally funded research programs
Experience mentoring junior faculty and fellows in scholarly activities and research
For full consideration applications should be received by February 23, 2021; however, the positions will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Completed applications include CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, completed Authorization to Release Information form, and contact information for 3-5 references. Candidates should submit their application online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03961.
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This recruitment is conducted at the Associate or Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the associate/professor rank, depending on the proposed appointee's qualifications.
Genomic Medicine is housed at the MIND Institute at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. The MIND Institute was founded in 1998 as a unique interdisciplinary research center where parents, community leaders, researchers, clinicians and volunteers collaborate to study and treat autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The institute has major research efforts in autism, Tourette Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), RASopathies and whole genome sequencing.
The UC Davis Children's Hospital is located on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in the Northern California, Central Valley, and Western Nevada regions. Sacramento is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley.
With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the UC Davis Children's Hospital is a 129-bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center. It is the only designated Children's Hospital in the Sacramento region, and is known for offering comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered care. UC Davis Children's Hospital is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children's Surgery Verified Center. The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), funded by the NIH since 2006 and located on the Sacramento campus, provides support for translational and clinical research through integrated CTSC programs and national initiatives.
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