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Molecular Pathologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 26th, 2017
Last review date: December 13th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 26th, 2018
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.


Molecular Pathologist
Department of Pathology and
Institute for Human Genetics
University of California San Francisco

The Department of Pathology and the Institute for Human Genetics 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.

Candidates must have an MD (or MD equivalent) and/or MD/PhD degree and a valid California medical license (or qualifications to obtain one at the time of appointment). Individuals must be Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. In addition, Board Certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology is required (or board eligibility at time of appointment). Experience in cancer and/or inherited disease genomics, in particular next-generation sequencing platforms, and hands-on experience with molecular analyses in a clinical or experimental setting are required. Approximately half of the clinical testing will be performed on pathology specimens, therefore strong diagnostic pathology skill is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

She/he will attend the Clinical Cancer Genomics Laboratory and also serve as Medical Director of the Genomic Medicine Laboratory. Clinical responsibilities include next-generation sequencing, PCR-based testing, whole exome interpretation, FISH tests, night call duties and participation at interdisciplinary tumor boards and inherited disease conferences. Medical Director responsibilities will include laboratory and staff oversight, sequencing run review, test optimization and new test validation. The Department runs an accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship 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.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references within one month of the appearance of this announcement to:

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San Francisco, CA




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