Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Department of Pediatrics
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Department of Pediatrics offers an outstanding opportunity for a Medical Geneticist to join our faculty of more than 30 full-time clinicians and scientists as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level depending on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will take over as the Division Director for the Division of Clinical Genetics. You will provide clinical services across the spectrum of genetic care at University Hospital located in Newark as well as to hospitals within Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, our clinical partner and the largest health system in New Jersey, including Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center CBMC and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. You would have opportunities to grow the division and pursue specific genetic interests in collaboration with others within and outside for the Department of Pediatrics. You would be joining one full-time clinical geneticist and one part-time metabolic geneticist, supported by two bilingual genetic counselors and a fully operational and well-staffed genetic unit. Opportunities are available to participate in medical student and resident teaching, quality and patient safety initiatives, and clinical research, depending upon your individual interests. Research can be supported by our onsite cytogenetic and molecular laboratories. Clinical privileges at our satellite hospitals with high volume delivery services will enable the successful candidate to provide care to a wide variety of genetic patients across the age continuum.
Opportunities to collaborate with faculty in other departments such as cardiology, neurology, and oncology are plentiful, depending upon your specific areas of interest. In addition, there would be support for establishing a gene therapy and enzyme replacement center if this is a vision you have for the Division of Clinical Genetics. Experience caring for children with inborn errors of metabolism and storage diseases is preferred.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is New Jersey’s largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to medicine, dentistry, health-related sciences, and health services. The Department of Pediatrics at NJMS in Newark provides services to the diverse population of our metropolitan tri-county catchment area, with a pediatric census of 460,000. NJMS boasts a wide range of adult and pediatric surgical subspecialties, as well as the full spectrum of adult and pediatric medical specialties, including a well-established obstetric service with maternal fetal medicine specialists. As the principal teaching hospital for NJMS and the state’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center, The University Hospital is the referral center for many of the state’s most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. The pediatric department supports a Level III NICU, PICU and pediatric ED.
Our location offers the best of all worlds including excellent schools, a suburban or urban lifestyle, and the full spectrum of indoor and outdoor leisure activities. New York City is easily accessible via a 20-minute train ride.
To qualify, the successful candidate must be board certified/eligible in medical genetics and possess or be able to apply for State of New Jersey medical licensure. Individuals with training in biochemical genetics will be given priority because of our active and well-known metabolic center with many established patients, which is supported by a metabolic nutritionist, genetic counselor and patient navigator.
This full time position offers a competitive salary with a full and comprehensive benefits package. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit a CV to: Marilyn Smith at [email protected]. For additional information, contact: Dr. Onajovwe Fofah, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 973-972-5276.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, please visit http://recruitment.rutgers.edu/TheRUCommitment.htm. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.