Pediatric Geneticist

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information
Posting Information


Department Peds-Genetics and Metabolism - 412010
Posting Open Date 03/26/2024
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Pediatric Geneticist
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0005019
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
FTE 1
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024

Position Information


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A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
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
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
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.
Position Summary
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 full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor/Fixed-Term position.
The ideal candidate will be a board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics/Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics/ Biochemical Genetics who is interested in an academic position. 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 more than half of their effort devoted to research and scholarly activities. Clinical responsibilities will involve evaluation and management of patients of all ages with congenital abnormalities, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasias, neurodegenerative disorders, lysosomal storage disorders and metabolic disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. It is expected that the faculty member will actively seek out significant research support opportunities as part of their career growth and commitment to the academic mission of the division/department.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The ideal candidate will be a board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics/Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics/ Biochemical Genetics who is interested in an academic position. 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.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A track record in working on longitudinal research projects, and scholarly work is desirable.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Department Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Courtney Lineman, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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