Assistant Professor / Program Director (03-309-1153)

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Assistant Professor / Program Director (03-309-1153): The Department of Medicine and the Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for an individual who specializes in Genetic Medicine to assist in program development of the My Healthy Maryland Precision Medicine Research (MHM) project.  This initiative aims to create a large biobank linked to electronic health records to advance discoveries related to health and disease, accelerate the implementation of these discoveries into individualized health care, and maximize the value of health care delivery in Maryland and beyond.

This position performs a broad range of responsibilities, facilitating research projects from original concept through final close out. This requires bringing together a large multidisciplinary team, including clinical, research, IT/informatics, data science, laboratory, and administrative expertise. The MHM Program Director will oversee the current clinical MHM research team and the hiring of new research staff. The nature of the projects will require the Program Director to confront new, unexpected problems and be adept at resolving complex issues. Must be organized, reliable, multitask, prioritize effectively, and work independently.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is home to an excellent Graduate School and a Master in Genetic Counseling Training Program.  Interested candidates will have the opportunity to teach and mentor students. 


    Work with Senior Faculty on program development and future initiatives Research coordination activities, including assisting in the development of research protocols and informed consent documents and documenting research activities.        Organize and lead weekly research meetings. Assist in collecting, compiling, and analyzing program activity data to evaluate clinical and implementation performance. Manage budget, including approving finances, reviewing expenditure reports, and working with the Finance team to develop projections. Organize and/or participate in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and program needs as well as various administrative issues. Coordinate the regular publication of summary reports and serve as an information resource to coworkers, the university, and external figures. Oversee databases used to analyze criteria and deliver data, as well as to monitor, evaluate, and recommend to senior management revisions to program operating policies and procedures. Plan data management and communication strategy for the program. Work with senior management in developing program goals and milestones. Create a cohesive work team that works collaboratively to achieve program goals. Oversee the recruitment, performance, and training of team members and continually review      strengths and weaknesses of staff to maintain a well-trained, highly involved, and motivated team. As appropriate, supervise trainees in genetic counseling. Special projects as needed.

Terminal degree (Master’s or higher as applicable) in a relevant field.  Preferred:  Master's degree in genetics/genetic counseling from an Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling accredited program and/or Active Board Certification or Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 

When applying, please submit a CV and the names of three references.   The expected rank for this position will be Assistant Professor or higher; however, the final rank and tenure status will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience.  

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.    We value diversity and how it enriches our academic and scientific community and strive to cultivate an inclusive environment supporting all employees.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the recruitment process, please get in touch with us at [email protected]  and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For additional questions after application, please email [email protected]

Job: Faculty
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Mar 29, 2023


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