Director of Personalized and Precision Medicine

Employer
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location
Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Salary
Based on experience
Posted
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Director of Personalized and Precision Medicine

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks an outstanding faculty candidate to serve as the Director of Personalized and Precision Medicine. This role will be responsible for developing processes, infrastructure, strategic vision, and tactical implementation plans of action to support the establishment of a world class clinical pharmacogenomics unit within the division. The incumbent will work among a collaborative and transdisciplinary team of colleagues within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and across the institution with expertise in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, bioanalytical chemistry, molecular biology, EMR/informatics, and clinical pharmacy that can be leveraged as part of these efforts.

The director will provide expert knowledge of genetics and genomics as applied to the understanding of the pharmacokinetics of both drugs and biologics, and will employ insight gained from relevant genetic and genomic discoveries as they arise to support clinical programs. The ideal candidate will be fluent in standard and emerging approaches in the study of pharmacogenomics and have experience implementing pharmacogenomics to influence clinical decision making. An academic appointment will be made at the rank of assistant or associate professor. For this position, an MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD is required. Skill in clinical informatics and/or experience in therapeutic drug monitoring is a plus. In addition, a collaborative spirit and ability to work within project teams are necessary as are excellent communication and presentation skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with clinical researchers, basic scientists and other stakeholders to identify the most relevant opportunities to apply pharmacogenomics and/or therapeutic drug monitoring in the clinical setting.
  • Providing support to clinicians and research teams in the design, interpretation and incorporation of pharmacogenomics strategies.
  • Overseeing the analysis of clinical genomics data.
  • Initiating and managing internal and external collaborations in the area of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to nbumpus1@jhmi.edu