Professor - Division Director, Division of Human Genetics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s) seek a Director of the Division of Human Genetics. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country and is consistently ranked among the top three nationally. Human Genetics is a foundational division within Cincinnati Children’s that supports genetics and genomics research and clinical service across the institution and is comprised of 270 full time employees and 31 faculty in clinical, research, and field service tracks. Through an academic affiliation Cincinnati Children’s comprises the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, which reside on the same campus.
Cincinnati Children’s is ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, earning the number three spot in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Honor Roll for the 9th consecutive year. With an unwavering focus on patient care and translating research discoveries to the bedside, Cincinnati Children’s is undertaking an ambitious strategic plan for growth and expansion in clinical operations, research, community engagement, and educational programs. Cincinnati Children's already has the largest research foundation footprint in the nation with incredible infrastructure that facilitates all avenues of clinical and basic research. Annual extramural funding to Cincinnati Children's exceeds $250 million and total hospital clinical and research space is close to 3 million sq ft (1.4 million sq ft for laboratory research).
The Division of Human Genetics collaborates across all 42 divisions at Cincinnati Children's, making it the most integrated component underlying the success of our research and clinical missions. The research component has 11 existing faculty with strengths in basic genomic mechanisms of heritable disorders aimed at translating towards new treatments. Our faculty also have strengths is studies of chronobiology and craniofacial genetics, and when combined with faculty in other divisions that work on genetics, we garner over
$18 million in annual NIH funding. Cincinnati Children's also has the largest pediatric clinical trial infrastructures in the nation, with abundant industry- and NIH-sponsored trials. The clinical translational component of the Division of Human Genetics has more than 30 active industry-supported clinical trials totaling over $1.7 million in 2019. The Clinical component of Human Genetics includes ten ABMGG certified clinical geneticists responsible for over 6,500 outpatient encounters each year. The division uses its active ambulatory environment to drive discovery of new genetic disorders, biobank samples, and implement improved therapies through clinical trials. The Division of Human Genetics also provides genetic diagnostic testing for patients and their providers both here and nationally. Seven Human Genetics faculty on field service tracks lead these diagnostic laboratories that boast the very best and latest diagnostic technologies. Finally, the division also has an outstanding educational program for residency in Human Genetics, one of the best Genetic Councilor training programs in the nation, and direct links with graduate educational programs at the University of Cincinnati for Genetics.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader in genetics and/or genomics, with a commitment to children’s health and understanding the developmental roots of adult disease. The candidate should have eminent academic and research credentials with an established record of noteworthy scientific achievement and/or clinical and translational notoriety. They should also have experience in recruiting, retaining, and mentoring top faculty and trainees, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain trust and relationships with faculty, staff, administration, trainees, and organization leadership. They will be a key leader at the institution and involved in organizing multi-project genetic research collaborations and awards, and they will galvanize support, inspire generosity, and motivate faculty to build the Division of Human Genetics together for the benefit of the institution and child health.
TO APPLY Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to: Alisha Schweitzer, Physician & Faculty Recruiter / Sr. Human Resources Specialist / Alisha.Schweitzer@cchmc.org
CCHMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.