Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
Genomicist - Genome.One
Genome.One & Garvan Institute of Medical Research
At Genome.One, we help provide answers to life’s biggest health questions – enhancing the lives of patients, families and communities across the world. How do we achieve this? Through our world-leading, Whole Genome Sequencing technology (WGS) – and the brilliant minds that power it.
An opportunity exists for an experienced Genomicist to use specialist genetic knowledge to generate and enhance the interpretative aspects of the genomic analysis and reporting pathway. Reporting to the Principal Scientist - Genome.one, this position will be responsible for prioritisation, interpretation and classification of genes and variants in relation to human disease. The Genomicist will also generate curated gene lists for specific conditions and diseases using information from existing databases, and from the literature.
To be successful in this position, you will be a talented and analytical thinker who is motivated by being part of an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment like Genome.one. You will be team player and collaborator who thrives in a culture of innovation and empowerment. You will also possess the following key skills and attributes:
- Formal qualification in genetics/genomics is required
- Higher qualification in genomics by PhD and/or Fellowship training (eg. FHGSA, FFSc, FRACP, FRCPA etc) is desired
- Strong scientific background in biology, molecular mechanisms and functional studies of genes and proteins is required
- Experience with variant assessment, classification, curation and assignment of pathogenicity is required
- Basic knowledge of database structures, programming or scripting languages desirable
- Ability to develop, manage and maintain internal and external relationships
- Highly developed skills in facilitation and meeting leadership
- Highly developed written and verbal communications skills
- Experience working with clinical pathology services
- Highly developed educational and communication skills
Genome.one, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research which was purpose built to provide answers to life’s biggest health questions utilising a test that will revolutionise the diagnosis of genetic conditions, achieved through Whole Genome Sequencing Technology (WGS).
How to apply
All applications must be submitted via Garvan’s careers website:
Please prepare and submit your application as per the directions below:
- A Cover Letter
- CV including (3) Referees
We are reviewing applications as they are received. However candidates are encouraged to submit their application by: 17 February 2017
Additional Salary Information: competitive salary package
Internal Number: G889
About Genome.One & Garvan Institute of Medical Research
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has pioneered insights into some of the most widespread diseases affecting our community today.
Garvan's mission is to make significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health. Garvan strives to enhance and develop research programs that combine fun...damental science with strong clinical interactions.
Garvan's Research Scope
Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.
For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:
Diabetes and obesity
Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, hearing loss, mental illnesses and eating disorders
Immunological diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome
Garvan's ultimate goal is prevention, treatment or cure of these major diseases.
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