The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks qualified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers and other organizations.
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020
Speciﬁcally, an NIH coalition – consisting of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the All of Us Research Program – have partnered with the ACMG to launch a new fellowship program in Genomic Medicine Program Management. The goal of this fellowship is to increase the pool of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and genetic counselors trained in managing research and implementation programs in ‘genomic medicine’ (i.e., the use of genomic information as part of an individual patient’s clinical care).
The Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship is intended to last 24 months, and will be located primarily in the Bethesda, Maryland area. At the start of the fellowship, each fellow will work at a participating NIH component for 4-6 months as an Associate Program Director. In this role, the fellow will participate in a variety of ongoing extramural research program activities. Subsequent ~3 month rotations will include serving as an Associate Program Director at other participating NIH components, as an Assistant Program Manager at the ACMG, and/or as assistants to program leaders in the NIH Intramural Research Program. The fellow may also design an elective rotation (~3 months) in the second year. Throughout these rotations, a patient-care experience equivalent to 0.5 day per week will be encouraged. This clinical work can be pursued as an adjunct clinical faculty for the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), the Walter Reed Clinical Genomics Service, or other clinical services, as feasible and desired.
Applicants must possess an applicable advanced degree (M.D., D.O., P.A., N.P., or M.S. or Ph.D. in genetic counseling), be U.S. citizens, and be licensed to practice in the United States. They should also have a strong interest in establishing and managing genomic medicine programs. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should be qualiﬁed to organize and manage complex research or implementation programs in genomic medicine. Post-graduate training is preferred but not required. Salary and beneﬁts will be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should complete the application and submit a curriculum vitae and summary of their experience and interest (2-3 pages) by February 14, 2020. After that, if space remains, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The summary should include: (1) a brief description of the applicant’s clinical training and prior professional positions; (2) interest and relevant experience in genomic medicine program management; (3) knowledge of genomic medicine implementation barriers and solutions; and (4) ideas about potential fellowship options (e.g., rotations, clinical involvement, or areas of emphasis), if known. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: January 10, 2020