The Division of Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Clinical Director for the Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders (NDRD). The successful candidate will direct a clinical team that provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation for patients with rare, neurogenetic disorders. The program is staffed by a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, geneticists and genetic counselor, physical and speech therapists, a research nurse, nurse practitioner, administrators, statistician, data entry and image analysis specialist, and laboratory technician. The director should be comfortable with neurodevelopmental exams with trainpg in neurology, developmental pediatrics, or medical genetics. Faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics will be commensurate with level of experience. The NDRD is an internationally known clinical research program that focuses on translational research of patients with rare neurodegenerative conditions with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life and developing treatments. We provide com prehensive .clinical services to patients. The clinical director will assure that all aspects of the clinical service are coordinated, that they interact with our immediate team as well as other specialists in the hospital. The clinical director will also interact with the NDRD research team, assure that families are properly consented for studies and recruited for research projects The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a global leader in the treatment of pediatric conditions and diseases. It is one of 10 pediatric hospitals in the United States named to U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's "Best Children's Hospitals" for 201 6-201 7. Children's is also at the cutting edge of research, ranking 7th among children's hospitals and schools of medicine in NIH funding for pediatric research. Known for its rich history, cultural scene, educational presence, and affordability, Pittsburgh has placed at the top of numerous lists of the most livable cities in the United States.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process : Interested candidates should forward their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/ AA/ M / F/Vets/Disabled
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see application process for details)
Internal Number: 18001915
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.