Pediatric Metabolic Geneticist - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (55393)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 29, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is recruiting a third full-time faculty member (position # 00035224) as a Pediatric Metabolic Geneticist. We are looking for a candidate who has experience and/or will have had specialized training in the area of metabolic genetics and is eager to lead the development of a Metabolic Genetics Program that will be integral to initiating a fourth newborn Screening Center (NBS) in the State of Florida in Jacksonville. The Metabolic Genetics Program will collaborate closely with the existing NBS center at UF College of Medicine-Gainesville (UFGV), one of three existing programs in Florida. Specific additional aims of this state funded program will include the following, which will be done in coordination with other members of the Division of Genetics: the development of telemedicine clinic for patient identified on NBS with metabolic conditions and patients with neurofibromatosis and other related conditions; the development of a regional continuing medical education (CME) course on Genetics; outreach to existing Florida NBS centers; and the establishment of a Connective Tissue Disorders (CTD) Clinic.

Clinical services will be provided as inpatient consultations for children admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health – Jacksonville and outpatient care in our pediatric multispecialty clinic in conjunction with genetic counselors. Night and weekend call responsibilities will be shared equitably with other division faculty. The successful candidate will have experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of children with genetic conditions and a proven record of excellent clinical care in a patient- and family centered environment. The appointment will be at the tenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor depending upon experience and qualifications. Jacksonville is a vibrant, young and growing community. The catchment population for Wolfson Children’s Hospital exceeds 1.5 million people.

The position will report to the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Establish and lead a fourth Newborn Screening Program and metabolic Genetics Program in Florida and work to provide integrated services with COM-Gainesville via telemedicine.
  • Provide pediatric genetic clinical care to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Jacksonville in conjunction with genetic counselors.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and manage children with genetic conditions.
  • Participate in on-call schedules as assigned.
  • Teach and supervise residents, fellows and medical students as assigned.
  • Participate on committees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Genetics as required.
  • Attend Department faculty meetings and Divisional conferences as required.

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The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.

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Applicants must possess a MD/DO degree, be BE/BC in genetic medicine, and be eligible for Florida medical licensure.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2019. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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