Faculty Position in the Center for Genomic Medicine at MGH and HMS
Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Faculty Position in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Overview: The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in Partnership with the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, invites applications for CGM full-time faculty with Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychiatry faculty appointments in Harvard Medical School (HMS), commensurate with accomplishments and experience.
The CGM is one of the largest and most vibrant hubs of genomic medicine research in the world. It sits at the interface between genome sciences and clinical applications in the largest hospital- based research program in the US at MGH and a world-leading genomics institute at the Broad Institute. Our programs are led by 50 HMS faculty engaged in all facets of genomic medicine, including variant discovery across diverse global populations, studies of rare and common disease association, interrogation of disease mechanisms, and translation of genetics to diagnose and treat patients. The CGM encompasses faculty and Units spanning this ‘genomic medicine cycle’, including the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), Analytical and Translational Genetics Unit (ATGU), Molecular Neurogenetics Unit (MNU), and Genomic Medicine Unit (GMU). The CGM is also a major docking point for leadership at the Broad Institute, including many Institute Members and Program leaders (http://cgm.massgeneral.org).
Faculty Search: One strategic mission of the CGM is to leverage large-scale genomic and phenotypic data to elucidate the biological basis of disease, identify causal epidemiological risk factors, and develop methods and tools to bring genomic insights into a clinical setting. We are conducting a targeted search in Psychiatric Genetics to advance this strategic mission. The position requires expertise in one or more of the following areas: medical and population genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, neuropsychiatric disorders, and/or precision medicine. The successful candidate will have experience synthesizing natural language processing methods for phenotypic curation from electronic health records, performing international biobank-scale explorations of phenotypic and genomic data, and leveraging novel tools and advanced genetic methods to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat human disease.
The CGM is a uniquely collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment, so applicants must be able to integrate across the scientific community at MGH, HMS, Harvard University, and the Broad Institute. Within the CGM, the selected faculty member will be appointed in PNGU with opportunity for affiliate positions in ATGU and the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute. We invite both clinical and fundamental science candidates to apply. Competitive salary, benefits, space, administration, and start-up package will be offered. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities commensurate with those required for academic advancement in the HMS tenure track system.
Applicants should apply at the following link no later than March 15, 2023:
Please submit a CV, statement of research including prior research accomplishments and future research plans (three-page limit, exclusive of references), a summary of three relevant publications (less than 300 words each), and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Piper McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org), CGM Associate Director Dr. Alex Soukas (email@example.com), or CGM Director Dr. Michael Talkowski.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at Massachusetts General Hospital comprises one of the largest and most vibrant hubs of genomic medicine research in the world. The CGM includes 50 faculty collaborating to define the ‘genomic medicine cycle’ – which envisages a genomics community seeking to advance research from basic genomics research to ultimately using genome information for diagnostics and targeted therapeutics. The Cycle is a paradigm that begins by discovering genetic variants that contribute to differences between individuals, then progresses to characterizing the mechanisms by which underlying DNA differences lead to disease, and is completed when the knowledge gained delivers benefit back to patients in the form of diagnosis and treatment. All of our investigators are faculty in Harvard Medical School, and many members of our community are also investigators at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.