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Researchers in Medical Genetics and Genomics

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Children''s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
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Kansas City, MO 64106
Job Description

Children’s Research Institute at Children’s
Mercy Kansas City is looking for researchers in medical genetics and genomics!

Children’s Mercy is
dedicated to becoming a leader in pediatric translational research — studies
that translate medical research into better ways of treating sick kids. This
commitment is leading to new breakthroughs in treating, diagnosing and
preventing complex childhood diseases, which, in turn, transforms lives of kids
in our community and around the world.

At the Children’s Research Institute (CRI), translational
research means we are translating the biology of pediatric disease and
scientific discoveries made at the bench into improvements in diagnosis and
clinical care for our patients at the bedside.

Though we care for more than 200,000 children each year,
many of the conditions we encounter at Children’s Mercy are rare. This makes
research even more critical for these children and their families as they
search for a diagnosis and treatment.

Unique to translational research at the Children’s Research
Institute and Children’s Mercy is our approach to precision medicine. When we
treat a child, we look at that specific child, that family, the nature of the
disease and the nature of that child’s interaction with the disease.

The Children’s
Research Institute is creating an integrated research environment where no
boundaries exist between science and medicine. The hospital’s leadership in
pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and
innovation in nephrology, heart care, cancer treatment and other subspecialties
to provide answers for the most difficult cases and challenging pediatric

The Children’s Research Institute will consist of a
nine-story structure making up approximately 375,000 square feet, including
more than 3,000 linear feet of bench space for research and 140,000 square feet
of shell space for future growth. Construction began in winter 2017. Two iconic
Kansas City families - the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation
joined together to donate $150 million to kickstart the construction of the
future home of the Children’s Research Institute and accelerate the recruitment
of top researchers from around the globe.

The genetics / genomics pillar of CRI is based in the Center
for Pediatric Genomic Medicine (CPGM) with state-of-the-art Next Generation Sequencing
capabilities (CLIA/CAP) for genetic diagnostics and genomic research – we carry
out thousands of clinical and research sequencing experiments yearly and volumes
are growing with integrated genomic approaches to rare and common pediatric
disease and cancer. We are looking for excellent research scientists at all
faculty levels. The candidates will have expertise in areas including
bioinformatics, medical genetics / genomics, have completed their MD/PhD with
post-doctoral training and share our passion for building a comprehensive
translational research program intertwined with excellence in pediatric care. If
you want to learn more please contact us: Tomi Pastinen, CPGM Director (; Carol Saunders, CPGM
Clinical Director (


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