Summary Description: Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), in collaboration with CUMC's Institute for Genomic Medicine, are looking to recruit a faculty member with a research program in psychiatric genetics. This newly created position will be the cornerstone of a broader initiative to develop a program in psychiatric genetics, consistent with the Department's strategic plan and as part of the University's Precision Medicine Initiative. Applicants for the position should meet the following criteria:?MD and/or PhD, with a research focus on human genetics of brain disorders affecting mental function and behavior?Proven track record of obtaining federal and other research funding?Interest in linking genetic findings to functional biology?Skills to build and manage a program in psychiatric genetics, including recruitment of other researchers ?Demonstrated ability to nurture the development of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty ?Ability to work with clinicians, with clinical interests desirable?Qualified for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at CUMCThe successful candidate will be offered a recruitment package, with the possibility of significant protected time, to support the development of a program in psychiatric genetics.The Department of Psychiatry at CUMC and NYSPI is one of the nation's leading centers for psychiatric research (https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/). Columbia's university-wide Precision Medicine Initiative has identified growth of research in genomics as a priority area for the University (https://precisionmedicine.columbia.edu/), as exemplified by the creation in 2015 of the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), led by David Goldstein, PhD (https://precisionmedicine.columbia.edu/content/institute-genomic-medicine). The resources of the IGM will be available to the successful candidate to support his or her research. CUMC and NYSPI are also major training centers for graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows in psychiatry and related medical sciences. CUMC and NYSPI are committed to diversity in their workforce and encourage applications by members of underrepresented minority groups.
Minimum Qualifications: MD candidates must be board certified in Psychiatry or subspecialty.?MD and/or PhD, with a research focus on human genetics of brain disorders affecting mental function and behavior
Preferred Qualifications: Training and/or experience in Psychiatry or subspecialty, clinical psychology, or other relevant fields.
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