Pediatric Geneticist for a Physician Scientist

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

November 11, 2021

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Posting Information Department Peds-Genetics and Metabolism - 412010

Posting Open Date 06/10/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Pediatric Geneticist for a Physician Scientist Appointment Type Open Rank Vacancy ID FAC0003536 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week FTE Position Location Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Position Summary

The Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a Pediatric Geneticist for a Physician Scientist track position to join their team. The candidate will join an established team to assist in the ongoing research in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), gene therapy for MPS, congenital disorders of glycosylation, and the clinical management of patients with genetic disorders. This position is full-time, fixed (variable)-term/as an Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics/Biochemical Genetics who is interested in an academic position. The candidate must have excellent teaching skills and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. The interested candidate should have some track record with longitudinal research projects and applying for grant funding. Having established funded research is desirable. Responsibilities will include a minimum of 50% effort dedicated to translational research with the remainder devoted to clinical activities. Translational research experience related to MPS is desirable. Clinical activities will involve evaluation and management of patients with congenital abnormalities, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasia's, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. There will be opportunities to apply for extramural funding to achieve research support in the early years of their career. The Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism team includes six physicians, five genetic counselors, two metabolic dieticians, two nurse practitioner providers, and typically 1-2 fellows all of whom work collaboratively in caring for their patients and families with compassion and evidence-based care. The team also works and interacts closely with colleagues from Adult Medical and Cancer Genetics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetic Laboratories. Faculty members in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism are actively involved in hearing loss research, MPS translational research, gene therapy and clinical studies evaluating the utility of using next generation sequencing for newborn screening. 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

MD, board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics/Biochemical Genetics and interested in an academic position

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The candidate must have excellent teaching skills and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. The interested candidate should have some track record with longitudinal research projects and applying for grant funding.

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Department Contact Name and Title Arti Pandya, MD

Department Contact Telephone or Email pandya15@email.unc.edu Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

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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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