Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Medicine The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM)

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

Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Medicine

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM) at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO seeks a dynamic individual to lead an academic program committed to integrating omic technologies into clinical care.  The successful individual will hold the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Medicine, and will have administrative responsibility for clinical and research programs, with an emphasis on mentoring and training the next generation of clinical and translational scientists. 

The Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM) will have the authority and responsibility to provide the vision, set priorities and goals, and provide leadership for research, clinical, and administrative operations of the Center.  They will be expected to provide academic leadership and research mentorship to trainees and junior faculty committed to a career in pediatric genomic medicine.  The Director will maintain a high profile within CMH medical and scientific communities as well as within the scientific community at large - locally, nationally and internationally.  The successful candidate will be appointed to the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Medicine. 

The ideal candidate will have an MD, PhD or both, will be actively involved in pediatric genomic medicine research, and will have a history of leadership of a multi-disciplinary team.  He/She will be expected to sustain an active involvement in research while providing direction and leadership for the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine.

The CPGM is a clinical and research center, offering clinical tests and providing sequencing and analysis capability to support CMH research projects.  The research operation develops and evaluates new technologies and software, both in-house and externally generated, and develops and validates laboratory tests that are subsequently implemented by the clinical side of the Center.  In addition, the Center serves as a resource for genomic sequencing and bioinformatics support to develop the academic projects of researchers throughout the hospital. 

The responsibilities of the Director include the following:

Research, Career Development, and Innovation

  • Provides academic and scientific oversight of all Genome Center research initiatives
  • Secures funding to support the academic and R&D operations of the Center
  • Drives the innovation to be translated into advances in clinical care
  • Serves as a mentor and promotes the career development of team members, trainees, and junior faculty members of the Center and hospital
  • Sets the direction for the Center's Research and Development mission

Clinical Integration and Education

  • Promotes an environment of Translational Research with pediatric subspecialists, fostering integration of genomic medicine at the bedside by providing training, tools, and resources to move new technologies and innovations to the point of care
  • Consults with and supports the Clinical Director to identify and regularly update current scope of clinical testing for the Center and to operate clinical testing with excellence
  • Supports the educational mission of the Center by participating in local, national, and international conferences

Administrative Duties

  • Leads and facilitates the Genome Center and serves as a leader and role model for Center team members.  Delegates operations to staff with respect to achievement of Center goals, including lab operations and informatics activities, data analysis, clinical reporting, and research activities.
  • Facilitates the Center's vision, planning, and program development.  Determines operational prioritization and decision making for achievement of Center goals; communicates these goals to staff on a regular basis.
  • Promotes the Genome Center's Mission, Vision, and Core Values within Children's Mercy Hospital and throughout the regional, national and international scientific community.
  • Explores entrepreneurial activities related to the development and application of new technologies in Genomic Medicine.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an MD, PhD or both, will be actively involved in pediatric genomic medicine research, and will have a history of leadership of a multi-disciplinary team.  He/She will be expected to sustain an active involvement in research while providing direction and leadership for the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine.

About Our Organization

Children's Mercy Kansas City 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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