University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is seeking a biochemical genetics physician or physician/scientist (full or part-time applicants will both be considered). This position will support growth in clinical genetics and translational genetics and genomics in clinical practice at the major teaching affiliate of the CWRU School of Medicine (SOM). Clinical and metabolic genetic services are provided by the Center for Human Genetics (CHG) throughout the University Hospitals system, across the full spectrum of age and conditions. Clinical activities can be adapted to meet the clinical and/or research interests of the successful applicant and will also include inpatient/ emergency on-call coverage for pediatric and adult patients with general genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. Inpatient/emergency call is currently shared among 9 geneticists in our group, leading to on call responsibilities occurring 3-4 days per month with some remote back up call service provided for those who are not boarded in biochemical genetics. Strengths of our program include clinical and research opportunities in general genetics (9 board certified clinical geneticists) and biochemical genetics (3 board certified biochemical geneticists), neurogenetics, prenatal genetics, cancer genetics and bioethics. We have 11 genetic counselors, 2 metabolic dietician positions and a full time metabolic nurse among additional support from medical assistants, genetic counseling assistants, etc.The CHG is part of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the SOM, so there are ample opportunities for research collaborations. In addition, the Department has an active Genetic Counseling Training Program in the SOM. There are many teaching opportunities in our SOM, clinical genetics residency program, medical biochemical genetics fellowship program, genetic counseling program, and several graduate school programs. UHCMC and CWRU are research sites for the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium and the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium and their registries as well as sites for several other industry-sponsored clinical trials and registries in a broad range of metabolic disorders (including OTC gene therapy trials among other intervention focused trials). Support for the clinical research studies in provided by two full time research assistants and a full time regulatory specialist.Other Opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research abound. The successful candidate will find options available to create the ideal mix in this position. Primary appointment (assistant, associate or full professor) will be in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences (Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, Chair), with hospital appointment in CHG through UHCMC.
Candidates are expected to be excellent collaborators, creative in providing clinical care, willing teachers and advisors at the graduate and post-graduate level, willing to provide service at local, regional and national levels depending on academic rank, and to show consistent scholarly productivity. Applicants must have a MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification in clinical genetics and/or (clinical or medical) biochemical genetics (or active candidate status) by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and must be able to obtain an active medical license in the state of Ohio. UHCMC and CWRU are committed to the ideals and goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment.
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For more information please contact:
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD: [email protected] or [email protected]