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Faculty Physician for Division Director - Associate or Professor Academic Track

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
Jul 13, 2024
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About the Job

The University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics seeks a MD/DO Physician, board certified or eligible in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and Genomics, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to join the Department of Pediatrics: Division of Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism. This opportunity will include the role of Division Director and potential leadership of the Rare Disease Center of Excellence if interests, experience, and training align.

Position Highlights:
* Responsibilities will include up to 60% clinical care for children and adults. Additional responsibilities (30%) will include developing the Pediatric Genetics Division into the epicenter of genetic and genomic research, engaging in productive interdisciplinary and inter-institutional clinical and/or research activities; and teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
* Director of the Rare Disease Center of Excellence with oversight of clinical operations and research initiatives.
* The successful candidate should have an established research program in molecular and/or cellular basis of rare diseases, new diagnostic and/or therapeutic approaches for rare diseases or applications of new genomic technologies
* Will work to build partnerships between pediatric and adult medicine to provide care across the lifespan for individuals with genetic disorders
* Will join a group of 6 geneticists and 1 Pediatric APP in our Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism Division
* Will work with a productive group of 10 Genetic Counselors
* Will lead robust interactions with the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and collaborate with a large Maternal-Fetal Medicine program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
* Provide care for a large patient population from across the State of Minnesota and region that includes many with highly acute disorders. We are the largest Genetics service in the State and region, and care for a wide diversity of conditions.


* Graduate of an accredited ACGME Pediatric residency and Pediatric-Medical Genetic fellowship-training program. Graduates of an accredited ACGME Internal Medicine residency and Internal Medicine-Medical Genetics fellowship-training program could be considered with the appropriate experience in care of pediatric patients.
* Candidates must be board-certified or eligible by either of The American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG), American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Pediatrics
* Licensed or ability to obtain medical license and DEA certificate in the State of Minnesota and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for credentialing and privileges.
* Ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of VISA category while in the United States.
* Demonstrated success in creating and executing strategic plans to achieve established goals for a group of physicians/scientists.
* Demonstrated success in leading and/or supporting medical research with the ability to effectively identify the implications of research findings and recommend specific actions.
* Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities and concerns and apply effective management principles to achieve success.
* Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications: (If applicable)
* Previous medical leadership experience is preferred.
* Leadership in programs related to rare diseases

About the Department

About the Department:
The Department of Pediatrics is a thriving academic department with over 380 full-time faculty and ranks in the top 10 nationally in NIH funding. Children are cared for at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, opened in 2011.

About the Division:
The Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism provides high-quality, compassionate, thoughtful care through commitment, vigorous scientific collaborations, and interdisciplinary efforts. The faculty are highly interactive and the Department of Pediatrics provides strong support for faculty development. The division has a robust research portfolio and collaborates with other pediatric specialists across the spectrum of the department.

The Division recently led the creation of a new National Organization of Rare Disorders-recognized Rare Disease Center of Excellence (RDCoE) in the Department of Pediatrics and Medical School, which will serve as the epicenter for rare disease research and cutting-edge clinical care programs.

There are a number of Programs and Centers throughout the Medical School and University that are available for collaboration: Learn more about our Gene Therapy Center, Institute for Personalized Medicine, Mucopolysaccharidosis Center, ALD and Leukodystrophy Center, Neurodevelopmental Program in Rare Disease, Lysosomal Disease Network, the UMN Genomics Center, and Center for Orphan Drug Research.

Our goal is to be a Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism with an outstanding national reputation in research, teaching, and service in Medical Genetics. To achieve this, we:
* Have a strong faculty committed to research as an essential component of their academic career
* Have vigorous scientific collaborations with members of the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, the Department of Medicine, the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, and other interdisciplinary groups with scientific priorities that integrate with those of the Division.
* Participate in the interdisciplinary efforts of the Medical School, providing expertise in Medical Genetics.
* Are committed to establishing a division that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for faculty, trainees, staff and patients
* Provide outstanding educational services for students (genetic counseling graduate students, medical students, pediatric and medicine/pediatrics residents
* Will establish Medical Genetics and combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics training programs.
* Provide high quality, compassionate, and thoughtful care of patients and families with genetic conditions.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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