The Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (www.med.unc.edu/pediatrics/gene) is seeking a Pediatric Geneticist to join their team. The candidate will join an established team of faculty and participate in the care and management of patients with genetic and metabolic disorders. This is a Fixed-Term, Associate Professor role.
The ideal candidate will be a board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics/ Biochemical Genetics, with at least 5 years' experience in the practice of clinical genetics, who is interested in an academic role. A track record in working on longitudinal research projects, and scholarly work is desirable. The candidate must be interested in teaching learners, have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, and been successful in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Responsibilities will include participating in clinical and teaching activities of the division with some effort devoted to research and scholarly activities. Clinical responsibilities will involve evaluation and management of patients with congenital abnormalities, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasias, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
The Pediatric Genetics team includes physicians, genetic counselors, metabolic dieticians, and nurse practitioners, who work collaboratively in caring for their patients and families with compassion and evidence-based care. We also have an active accredited fellowship training program. Our team works closely with colleagues from across the medical center, including Adult Medical and Cancer Genetics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetic Laboratories. Faculty members in the Division are actively involved in hearing-loss research, mucopolysaccharidosis, and other LSD translational research, clinical studies evaluating the utility of using next generation sequencing for newborn screening, quality improvement projects and with the state birth defects registry.
The North Carolina Children’s Hospital is part of a busy quaternary care medical center and a major referral center for children with complex conditions in the state and region. The North Carolina Children’s Hospital has 150 inpatient beds and a comprehensive children’s outpatient center located in the same building, enabling children to see multiple specialists in a single visit. The North Carolina Children’s Hospital physicians work hand-in-hand with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state, providing specialty care to more than 70,000 children from all 100 counties in North Carolina each year.
UNC is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded institution that offers support for clinical and translational researchers at all levels. This support includes seed funding, regulatory assistance, data management, drug/device development and grant preparation among other things.
The Triangle area of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill is consistently ranked among the nation’s best places to live. The region offers affordable living, a temperate climate, easy access to beach and mountains, vibrant dining and cultural offerings.
The candidate will be a board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics/ Biochemical Genetics, with at least 5 years' experience in the practice of clinical genetics, who is interested in an academic role.
The candidate must be interested in teaching learners, have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, and been successful in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
A track record in working on longitudinal research projects, and scholarly work is desirable.
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas... of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our university to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.