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University of Minnesota Physicians Faculty Physician - Pediatric Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders- Medical D in Minneapolis, Minnesota

As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals. The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics seeks applicants for a full-time physician in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic in its Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience. Dependent on applicant qualifications and experience, this position can be at the Assistant or Associate rank and will be on the Academic Track. Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ASD) Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that brings together a campus and community-wide collaboration of clinicians, researchers, and families to foster excellence in clinical care for children and families with ASD. About the Appointment: The physician selected for this role will serve as a Medical Director for Pediatric Autism. The ideal candidate will have expertise in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinical aspects of the job include experience with and interest in medication management for conditions related to autism, including challenging behaviors and mental health concerns. Additionally, experience in completing medical assessment protocols specific to autism that would result in deciding further referrals (medical tests, additional specialists) is desired. A good candidate will have expertise with complex medical cases (genetics, fragile X), as well as having experience with anxiety and attentional issues in the context of autism. Knowledge of dietary and supplemental interventions is also desired. This position will include clinical duties working in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic. In addition to clinical activities, the Autism Physician will be involved with the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic programming, assisting with program development, and working on current research projects in the clinic. Research can include being involved with ongoing research and carrying out research protocols, as well as developing research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders. Interest in submitting proposals to local and federal grants, as well as being open to connecting families to research treatments is desirable. Additional responsibilities will include participation in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, clinical practice through UMPhysicians, and participation in service activities on behalf of the department, the medical school, and your profession. Academic time will be used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate's area of specialty/research experience with a goal of developing collaborative or independent, externally funded research. Faculty will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment for medical students, residents and faculty. About the Department: The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to generate new knowledge through research, to apply this new knowledge to the highest quality health care for the prevention and treatment of illness in children, and to provide the best possible education of the next generation of medical students, physicians, and other health professionals in childhood disease prevention, treatment, research, and advocacy. Through this mission the Department seeks to improve the lives of children in our community, nation, and the world. About the Division: The Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience is comprised of three sections: Pediatric Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology,and Autism and Neurodevelopment. All members of the Division are committed to research, often involving collaboration with faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics,