The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.The USU, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (SOM), invites applicants to apply for the position of Associate or full Professor (Director, Precision Medicine Initiative for Military Medical Education and Research (PRIMER)), (tenure eligible track). The incumbent will serve as an Associate or full Professor in an appropriate SOM academic department based on his/her credentials and as the Director of PRIMER with collaborative research responsibilities within The American Genome Center (TAGC), a component of the Precision Medicine Initiative for Military Medical Education and Research (PRIMER).PRIMER is a collaborative intramural federal Initiative involving USU, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institutes of Health, that brings together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to Precision Medicine and Genomics in support of Department of Defense (DoD) medical requirements.Duties: The incumbent serves as an Associate or full Professor and as Director, PRIMER, and will be responsible for teaching, research, patient/clinical care activities, and administrative assignments, and for the direction, management, and coordination activities of PRIMER.As a Professor, the incumbent, in coordination with other faculty, will participate in the planning and development of curricula and specific courses of study in the department, SOM, and other parts of the University and will perform. He/she will be responsible for teaching and ensuring the education and training of medical and graduate students, interns, residents and fellows at the tutorial level in the laboratory and clinical settings, providing appropriate oversight as well as formative and summative feedback. In coordination with other faculty members, assists in planning and development of curriculum to integrate the student's knowledge of basic sciences with clinical medicine. Participates in the development and organization of specific courses of study which provide practical experience in learning fundamentals of sound history, physical examination, diagnosis, and evaluation of patients with medical disorders. Prepares materials for scientific presentation and presents lectures in area of major expertise to trainees and faculty. Participates in the orientation of senior military leadership to ensure their familiarity with genomics and its relevance to force readiness.Through research, expand the initiative’s expertise in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, and leverage that expertise to embrace broader areas of genomics research, education and treatment activities. Within a learning healthcare model, develop research efforts to implement, re-evaluate, and improve impacts of precision genomic information. Develop and implement procedures and policies that ensure that genomics clinical research capabilities and programs directly contribute to warfighter health, performance and rehabilitation. Develop policies and processes to ensure that cyclical submission of competitive grant applications integrate genomic research. Expand the funding opportunities for genomic research projects to basic, applied and clinical investigations. Collaborate with organizations within the DoD, Military Health System (MHS), and extramural institutions to enhance research and scholarship in the field of genomics.
Qualification Requirements: Requires a minimum M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited university or institution plus current American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) certification and a current, valid, and unrestricted, U.S. medical license.The position requires: knowledge and experience in medical and/or graduate education, academic teaching and administration, clinical research, and grants management; clinical experience to provide patient care and clinical activities/studies in area of expertise; experience of success in research and scholarly work, as reflected by publications in critically reviewed scientific journals; and exhibited experience to lead an independent, extramurally funded research program, including scientific and administrative skills to secure extramural funding and lead clinical research protocols; and exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills to prepare and provide presentations, lectures, publications, and/or reports, represent University at meetings or public forums, negotiate complex situations, and to develop consensus based decisions. The selected candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Associate or full Professor level in accordance with SOM and USUHS academic policies.The incumbent will be appointed as an Associate or full Professor in the tenure eligible track and placed in an appropriate SOM department based on his/her qualifications and the mission requirements of USUHS.The assignment as the Director, PRIMER, is an administrator assignment and is without tenure. The initial appointment as Director, PRIMER, will be for a term of up to five years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. The assignment as Director, PRIMER, is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of his or her immediate supervisor(s) and may be relieved as Director, PRIMER, at any time.The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain unrestricted clinical privileges at assigned military treatment facilities or organizations.This position requires clinical/patient care activities and as such is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program.Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.U.S. Citizenship is required.Instruction to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, reprints of four recent publications, a statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
Elizabeth BussOffice of the Dean (DEN)Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences4301 Jones Bridge Rd.Bethesda, MD 20814-4799