The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City is seeking to hire a full-time pediatric biochemical geneticist. This individual will join the talented and experienced Division of Clinical Genetics which currently includes two clinical biochemical geneticists, four pediatric geneticists, and twelve genetic counselors. The division is supported by three expert metabolic dietitians, and outstanding nursing and administrative staff. The clinical genetics team works closely with the faculty and staff in the Biochemical Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, and Cytogenetics Laboratories. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI). Children’s Mercy is affiliated with the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) and Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC).
Job responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with a wide-ranging variety of inherited metabolic genetic disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, and mitochondrial diseases. Children’s mercy is the major referral center for metabolic newborn screening in Kansas and western Missouri. The division of clinical genetics has extensive experience with telehealth services. Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and other trainees is essential to this role. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinical and basic science researchers. Clinicians with research experience are also encouraged to inquire.
Eligible candidates of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be board-certified or board-eligible in either clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Individuals with board certification in clinical genetics and extensive experience in metabolic genetic diseases are also encouraged to enquire. Board certification in pediatrics is highly valued. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible to practice medicine in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 386-bed pediatric health system, providing over 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 nine specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the university of Kansas School of Medicine, our faculty of more than 800 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 (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Children’s Mercy Hospital virtually at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtlXT3xK-bI
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. For more information about activities in Kansas City go to www.visitkc.com
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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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