Pediatric Biochemical Geneticist

Children's Mercy Hospital
Facility: Children's Mercy Hospital 
Address: 2401 Gillham Rd 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Genetics 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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About this Opportunity


The Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking a full-time pediatric biochemical geneticist to join a dynamic and talented team of two clinical biochemical geneticists, four pediatric geneticists, and twelve genetic counselors. The division is supported by outstanding nursing and administrative staff, three metabolic dietitians, research coordinators and a social worker. Providers work closely with the faculty and staff in the Biochemical Genetics, Molecular, and the Cytogenetics Laboratories. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Mercy, the University of Missouri Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Job responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of inherited metabolic genetic disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, and mitochondrial diseases as well as follow up expertise for abnormal metabolic newborn screens. Children’s Mercy is the referral center for newborn screening in Kansas and western Missouri. Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and other trainees is essential to this role. Eligible candidates of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. The division is devoted to advancing the career of junior faculty and it is supported by the Office of Faculty Development at Children’s Mercy. There are opportunities to collaborate with clinical and basic science researchers and clinicians with research experience are also encouraged to inquire.

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible to practice medicine in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Candidates with additional board certifications in clinical genetics and in pediatrics are highly valued.

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About Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year from across the country.  Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S.  News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and has received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.

In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.  And our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.

For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit .


Our Bi-State Community

Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.

It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.

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Contact: Physician Recruitment 
Phone: 816-983-6201
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