The Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and RWJBarnabas Health is seeking a candidate for a faculty position in the Division of Genetics. The new faculty member will have clinical, teaching and other academic responsibilities within the Division and the Department of Pediatrics. The candidate will be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Clinical and/or Biochemical Genetics and General Pediatrics will work with an established team of physicians, genetics counselors and advanced nurse practitioner to provide clinical patient care. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinicians in all pediatric subspecialties including those who care for patients with craniofacial disorders, disorders of sexual differentiation, and vascular malformations. Opportunities for teaching genetic counseling students are available in the Rutgers University Program in Genetic Counseling. The faculty member will report to the Division Director for clinical activities, career development, research and related educational and scholarly activities. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The outpatient services are located in the Rutgers Child Health Institute of NJ, a state of the art facility that includes a Pediatric CRC, Pediatric subspecialty offices, and a modern research facility. Our New Brunswick–based clinical programs have achieved Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care by the Joint Commission, one of only a small number of academic ambulatory practices with this status. Adjacent to the RWJ Barnabas Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's hospital is the PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital, which is one of the country's largest inpatient acute rehabilitation facilities for children. Across the street is the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ – the only NCI designated center in the state of New Jersey.
The Department of Pediatrics has a full complement of pediatric medical subspecialists who actively collaborate with pediatric surgical specialists in clinical care and academic endeavors. In the department are 124 physicians and basic scientists who conduct collaborative research with an emphasis on mechanisms of disease, novel therapies, epidemiology and/or outcomes research in the areas of relevance to childhood diseases. Our centers of excellence include The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Child Health Sciences, and the Institute for the Study of Child Development. The Department has recently expanded by more than 40 new faculty members and plans to recruit additional faculty, to expand our research, education, and clinical programs and provide improved care to our patients. The Department provides a productive setting for the study of basic mechanisms of disease and outcomes research that would provide new insights to the treatment of childhood diseases.
The Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine is consistently ranked as one of the highly NIH-funded academic universities and Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities comprising the top comprehensive research universities in North America. Inpatient consultations are performed at the Bristol Myer –Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) in New Brunswick, NJ, a 105-bed acute care hospital located on the only pediatric academic health campus in New Jersey. BMSCH is a five-time Magnet recipient that is recognized as
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