PEDIATRIC GENETICIST

Organization: 
Geisinger Health System
Job Location: 
Danville, PA
Job Description: 

Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking a Pediatric Geneticist to join a team of nationally-recognized leaders in genomics and neurodevelopmental disabilities to expand clinical, research and training programs in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute will create a national model, implementing guidelines for early diagnosis, medication management and treatment options. The clinical programs will be embedded within an integrated program that includes training in Applied Behavioral Analysis and research in behavior, imaging and genomics, undertaken in collaboration with Bucknell University and other area universities. In addition to a team of neurodevelopmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, neuroimaging specialists, researchers, students and ABA specialists, the building will house a state-of-the-art neuroimaging center, as well as a bioinformatics core facility. The Institute has its first location in Lewisburg, Pa.

Job Requirements

  • •Complete independent and multidisciplinary evaluations, and diagnose and manage children and adolescents with a variety of genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • •Particular interest and expertise in autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities
  • •Experience with application of diagnostic tests including chromosomal microarray and whole genome/exome sequencing is highly desirable

Protected research time is available. Teaching opportunities in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, residents, medical students, and trainees in allied disciplines are also available.

Geisinger Health System serves nearly 3 million people in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania and has been nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Pediatric services include a full complement of medical and surgical subspecialists based in Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), a full-service, 89-bed children’s hospital connected to Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville, Pa. The Genomic Medicine Institute, directed by Marc S. Williams, MD, was founded in 2011. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Williams and his team to implement genetically informed care across the system.

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering the best of life in small-town America – good schools, safe neighborhoods with affordable housing and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Philadelphia or Washington DC just an afternoon’s drive away.

Discover for yourself why Geisinger has been nationally recognized as a visionary model of integrated healthcare. For more information, please visit Join-Geisinger.org or contact: Jocelyn Heid, Manager, Professional Staffing, at 1-800-845-7112 or jheid1@geisinger.edu.

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Contact Information: 

Jocelyn Heid

jheid1@geisinger.edu

1-800-845-7112