Director, National Human Genome Center
Job Description / Duties
The Howard University College of Medicine uniquely addresses the special healthcare needs of medically underserved communities and produces a significant number of the nation’s minority physicians. The COM currently has 455 students, most recently graduating 99 students; the faculty is comprised of 278 full-time and 45 part-time professors. The College of Medicine has a clinical center with 10 examination rooms and a new state-of-the-art health sciences simulation center, which contains operating and delivery room suites. Howard University College of Medicine’s National Human Genome Center is a resource for genomic research on African Americans and other African diaspora populations. As the only research center of its kind at a predominantly African American university, the National Human Genome Center (NHGC) is singular in its capacity to provide leadership in genetic studies of diseases common in African Americans and other people of color throughout the African Diaspora. Significant and funded research projects have already been put in place in diabetes, hypertension and obesity, prostate cancer, breast cancer and asthma. In addition, community programs are being designed. Reporting to the Dean, College of Medicine, the Director, National Human Genome Center provides leadership to building programs and services. He/She leads the overall clinical, research, administrative and educational direction of the Center. The Director is accountable for positioning the Center for its future success and overseeing its efficient operation. He/She will collaborate effectively with the College of Medicine and the University to advance genomics, including areas such as Pharmacology, Engineering, NanoTechnology, and the Molecular Imaging Laboratory. This is an outstanding opportunity in Washington, DC to build up and lead a human genome center, work with a unique patient population, and work with an energetic Dean who has a passion for excellence.
Qualifications / Required Skills
The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of research in human genetics. The incoming Director must possess the “big picture” vision for what the Center can become and be able to implement a plan to achieve that vision. Howard University is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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