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Molecular Pathologist

Application Window

Open date: May 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Molecular Pathologist
Department of Pathology and
Clinical Cancer Genomics Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Pathology and the UCSF Genomics and Genetics Laboratories at the University of California, San Francisco seek outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Health Sciences Clinical or Clinical (X) series to support growth in our CLIA/CAP accredited molecular genetic pathology laboratory. The candidate will also be Assistant or Associate Director of the laboratory based on their experience.

Candidates must have an MD (or MD equivalent) and/or PhD degree with ABP Board Certification/Eligibility in Molecular Genetic Pathology, or ABMGG Board Certification/Eligibility in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. Experience in cancer and/or inherited disease genomics, in particular next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms, and hands-on experience with molecular analyses in a clinical or experimental setting are required. In addition to somatic and germline NGS testing, including exomes and genomes, the faculty member will collaborate in the development and validation of new tests. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as they will work closely with clinicians, technical staff, lab administration, and pathologists to address the molecular testing needs of our adult and pediatric patients. Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Candidates will attend the Clinical Cancer Genomics Laboratory. Clinical responsibilities include next-generation sequencing, PCR-based testing, FISH testing, and participation at interdisciplinary tumor boards. The Department runs accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology and Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship programs, in addition to the Anatomic Pathology residency program, and teaching responsibilities include training of fellows, residents and students in aspects related to molecular pathology and cancer genetics. The position offers extensive opportunities for clinical and translational research, and the successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in translational research.

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for three references at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA