The Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a Medical Geneticist to join their team. The candidate will join an established team of faculty and participate in the care and management of adult and pediatric patients with genetic and metabolic disorders. This position is full-time, fixed-term/open rank. The ideal candidate will be board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine and/or Med- Peds and Clinical Genetics/Biochemical Genetics, and is interested in an academic position. The candidate must have strong teaching skills and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. Responsibilities will include dedicating nearly 85% of their time to clinical activities including outpatient and inpatient care with the rest of the effort devoted to teaching and scholarly activities. The former will involve evaluation and management of adult and adolescent pediatric patients with connective tissue disorders, lysosomal storage conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic disorders. The faculty will also be involved in providing services to adult and pediatric patients with hereditary cancer disorders. A track record in working on longitudinal research projects, and scholarly work is desirable.
The current genetics team includes six physicians, six genetic counselors, two metabolic dieticians and two nurse practitioner providers, 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 and interact closely with colleagues from, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Lineberger Cancer Center, and 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 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 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.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will be board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine and/or Med- Peds and Clinical Genetics/Biochemical Genetics, and is interested in an academic position.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.