The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) are seeking qualified physicians interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers, and other organizations. Specifically, an NIH coalition – consisting of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 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 have graduated from medical or osteopathic school, be U.S. citizens, and be licensed to practice medicine 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 residency training is preferred but not required. Salary will range from $72,000 – $109,375 per year, and salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should fill out the application (https://form.jotform.us/72364772631156) with a curriculum vitae and a summary of their experience and interest (2-3 pages) by January 15, 2019. 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 also be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.