Cancer Genomics - Asst Clinical Director (PHD, MD/DO, or MD/DO/PhD)

Organization
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Job Location
2401 Gillham road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Job Description

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking ABMGG Board-Certified or Board-Eligible applicants with a PhD, MD/DO, or MD/DO/PhD to support the design and implementation of a new Cancer Genomics program. Working alongside the Director of Clinical Molecular Genetics and the Medical Director of Cancer Genomics, the incumbent will enhance the hospital and region’s capabilities in pediatric cancer treatment utilizing the latest technologies.

 

The successful candidate must be experienced in providing quality, timely interpretation of genome, exome, targeted panel and transriptome tests in clinical and research oncology. Candidates with experience in cancer genomics and/or candidates with Board-certification in clinical molecular genetics will be given preference. Academic appointments are available through the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.  

 

The individual selected for this position will

  • provide guidance and analysis for both clinical and research testing
  • partner with researchers throughout the hospital to design oncology translational research projects focused on the genomics of pediatric oncology and/or other specific areas of interest to the candidate
  • provide interpretative consultation services focused on molecular-based oncology testing
  • have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues within The University of Kansas Cancer Center to broaden the region’s research efforts in cancer treatment in support of the Cancer Center’s NCI designation

 

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine opened in 2011 with four staff members and now employs 19 individuals including MDs, PhDs, board-certified clinical molecular geneticists, genetic counselors, RNs, bioinformaticians, software engineers and clinical laboratory scientists experienced in genome analysis. The laboratory features six Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq sequencers and four Perkin Elmer automated workstations. The Genome team is dedicated to providing the highest quality genome testing. Our ABMGG accredited Fellowship programs in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics currently have two fellows in training.

 

Requirements

ABMGG Board-Certified or Board-Eligible applicants with a PhD, MD/DO, or MD/DO/PhD

experienced in providing quality, timely interpretation of genome, exome, targeted panel and transriptome tests in clinical and research oncology. Candidates with experience in cancer genomics and/or candidates with Board-certification in clinical molecular genetics will be given preference.

How to Apply

To apply submit CV and cover letter to [email protected]  

About Our Organization

Children’s Mercy is one of the nations’ top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” It has achieved Magnet nursing designation 3 consecutive terms, an honor awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally. The faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.

 

There are more than 20 fellowship programs within the departments of pediatrics, surgery, radiology, dentistry, anesthesiology, and pathology. Children’s Mercy is affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and is currently working with the University of Kansas Hospital to develop an integrated pediatric department.

 

Kansas City is located in the heart of America.  It has small-town friendliness but big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options: incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, and great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world besides Rome.  The city, a metropolitan area of more than 2 million people, has some of the best public school districts in the nation.

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