Chief, Division of Medical Genetics & Precision Medicine
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Position: Chief, Division of Medical Genetics & Precision Medicine
Location: Jackson, MS
The Center for Genetic Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is launching a nationwide search for a Clinical Geneticist to join UMMC as the Chief, Division of Medical Genetics & Precision Medicine. The Division Chief will be responsible for program development, cultivating research projects, overseeing medical students and residents as well as leading all clinical, research, and educational activities in the division.
The successful candidate will provide quality patient care offering comprehensive and compassionate evaluation, diagnostics, treatments, and follow-up services for adults with genetic conditions. You will have opportunities to build clinical genetics across the spectrum of the health system, including cardiology, neurology, nephrology, and musculoskeletal and management consultation for general adult genetic syndromes for the only level 1 trauma center and academic medical school in the entire state of Mississippi.
The Division of Genetics at Children’s Mississippi
The Division of Genetics at Children's of Mississippi offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for known or suspected inherited disorders. The genetics team includes five board-certified geneticists and four board-certified genetic counselors who service the adult, pediatric, and prenatal patient populations of Mississippi.
Molecular Pathology Lab at UMMC
The Department of Pathology utilizes a next-generation sequencing (NGS) machine, a first-in-the-state resource that allows physicians to access DNA samples that search for genetic variants associated with some forms of blood cancer and lymphoma. Testing on this platform allows physicians and patients to choose the treatments best suited for their particular genetics and do it quickly.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center established the UMMC Biobank to support translational and clinical research in addition to serving as the tissue bank core of the Cancer Center and Research Institute. The biobank began operations in November 2011 with a focus on cancer-related surgery specimens and has expanded blood collections to other areas, including transplant, gastrointestinal, congenital heart disease, and HIV clinics.
The UMMC Biobank is committed to allocating diverse samples for various research studies led by UMMC researchers and other established organizations. This allows the opportunity for urgent discovery and development of tests, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.
UMMC and Mayo Clinic Clinical Research Collaboration
UMMC and the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, and other medical research and education. A number of cooperative clinical research relationships have flourished between Mayo and UMMC since the first collaborative study launched in 1995 in the Genetic Epidemiology Network of Arteriopathy (GENOA). In addition to research into the genetic underpinnings of disease through epidemiological research, collaborative efforts between Mayo and UMMC include clinical research projects that look at genetic variations in treatment response.
Division for Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine
The Center for Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine was created to expand genetic testing as a health care force. Genetic testing can help physicians diagnose early and help prescribe preventative measures for those who inherited a certain gene mutation and determine those who did not. Medical genetics and precision medicine together offer physicians and researchers a way to predict more accurately which measure for treatment and prevention will work on a particular disease. The newly created division will serve as a “hub” for increasing knowledge about ways subspecialists can be more effective for their patients.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. UMMC serves as the state’s only academic health sciences medical center. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in the health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status. With over 10,000 full and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi and is constantly striving to enhance and improve healthcare research and accessibility across the state and beyond.
Location – Jackson, MS
Jackson, MS known as “The City with Soul” is a destination offering a warm welcome and a heavy dose of culture. Located on the Pearl River, Jackson is famous for its music, including Gospel, Blues, and R&B. The city hosts several cultural events including the Mississippi State Fair and the USA International Ballet Competition. A number of downtown sites provide historical and cultural homage to the city’s past and present.
UMMC is in the heart of Jackson’s Fondren arts district, a destination for culture and urban living that offers unique shopping, great restaurants, notable art galleries, eclectic architecture, charming homes, and wonderful people.
Mississippi is a state for all those who are wanderers at heart. From lush, forested Appalachian foothills to expansive Delta horizons to coastal roadways lines with live oaks, you will find something new to discover on every mile of your journey. Whether you are a music lover, history buff, foodie, or sports fan, you’re sure to find unique and memorable attractions on your journey.
How to Apply:
Academic Med is a retained executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of physicians, scientists, and leaders for academic medical schools & health systems. Academic Med has been retained by The University of Mississippi Medical Center to lead this national search for the Chief, Division of Adult Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine. This search is being led by Gentry Zacheis, President of Academic Med.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s education, research, and service programs are open to every qualified person. Equal Employment Opportunity is announced, provided, and ensured for all persons and affirmative action is taken to guarantee that individuals recruited, hired, trained, promoted, will in all ways be treated equally without regard to race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, socio-economic status, culture, or genetic information. Inquiries or concerns may be made to: Employee Relations, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.
Education: MD, DO, or MD/Ph.D. degree(s)
Candidate must be BE/BC in Medical Genetics or other applicable fields as determined by the Department Chair AND be eligible for a University of Mississippi Medical Center academic appointment
Board certified (or participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) if lapsed) in Genetics.
Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Mississippi
About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Academic Med is a full service executive search and physician recruitment firm that provides healthcare recruitment solutions to academic medical schools, children's medical centers, and health systems throughout the country. Academic Med has developed a very successful recruitment model for national, executive-level physician leadership searches as well as non-physician leaders that serve in clinical and research-oriented capacities.