Clinical Geneticist

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Updated: July 26, 2019
Job ID: 215071
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Clinical Geneticist in the Department of Pediatrics, and, is expected to collaborate with multidisciplinary researchers, clinical service providers, and policy makers to address the priorities of USU and the Department of Defense. Special emphasis is given to collaboration with the USU Collaborative Health Initiative Research Program (CHIRP) and The American Genome Center (TAGC), Murtha Cancer Center, and the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP).  Incumbent will be expected to supervise a research team and in order to effectively implement the research studies.  They will need to draw on their experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with an expert degree of creativity, independence and latitude.

1. Serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and as such is responsible for teaching, research, patient care, and administrative assignments.

2. Plans the development of clinical genetics curriculum in a manner so as to integrate the student's knowledge of basic sciences with clinical medicine.  Participates in the development and organization of specific courses of study, relevant to clinical genetics, which provide practical and theoretical fundamentals of sound history and physical examination, and diagnosis and evaluation of patients.

3. Performs patient care and provides clinical genetics consultative services including all appropriate technical procedures, and supervises all patient care services performed by staff and students in area of expertise.

4. Participates in investigational, research and developmental projects, directs experimental activities, evaluates data, draws conclusions, and publishes results.  Reviews and critiques research and developmental areas, and develops, monitors, and evaluates contractual research and development arrangements.  Serves as research advisor to graduate students in field of expertise, assists in planning programs, setting objectives, and evaluating progress.       

5.  Provides other projects as needed

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a M.D. or D.O. degree plus current board certification in General Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Molecular Genetics. Substantial experience in medical education, educational administration, personnel management, research and development, expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to his/her research, is required. 

Minimum Experience: 5-10 years work experience as a clinical geneticist.

Physical Capabilities:  Job performance requires long periods of sitting at a computer. Must possess adequate vision and manual dexterity for computer work. Must have the ability to communicate verbally and move within the Program’s research sites.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  The incumbent will be under the supervision of the Pediatric Department chair.  They will also be supervising 2-4 research assistants or genetic counselors in implementation of research protocols and clinical consultation.

Work Environment:  Office environment; Work is performed entirely in support of a Federal sponsored Cooperative Agreement and therefore is dependent solely on the ability of the Federal Government to fund the agreement. Position will terminate in the absence or withdrawal of Federal funds.  Travel to research related meetings or conferences may be required.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal 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, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.