The Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking a full-time pediatric biochemical geneticist to join a dynamic and talented team of two clinical biochemical geneticists, four pediatric geneticists, and thirteen genetic counselors. The division is supported by outstanding nursing and administrative staff, three metabolic dietitians, research coordinators and a social worker. Providers work closely with the faculty and staff in the Biochemical Genetics, Molecular, and the Cytogenetics Laboratories. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Mercy, the University of Missouri Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Job responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of inherited metabolic genetic disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, and mitochondrial diseases as well as follow up expertise for abnormal metabolic newborn screens. Children’s Mercy is the referral center for newborn screening in Kansas and western Missouri. Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and other trainees is essential to this role. Eligible candidates of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. The division is devoted to advancing the career of junior faculty and it is supported by the Office of Faculty Development at Children’s Mercy. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinical and basic science researchers and clinicians with research experience are also encouraged to inquire.
Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible to practice medicine in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Candidates with additional board certifications in clinical genetics and in pediatrics are highly valued.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute has started construction on a new 9 story research building that will include wet and dry labs.
Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district. Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities.
It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, 367-bed pediatric health system, serving half a million patients each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and received Magnet® recognition three times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, hematology/oncology and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.
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