Director of Molecular Diagnostics, including the Laboratories of Clinical Genomics, Molecular Pa...

Merritt Hawkins
Los Angeles, California
Mar 12, 2019
Mar 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Type
Job Description & Requirements
Director of Molecular Diagnostics, including the Laboratories of Clinical Genomics, Molecular Pathology, and Clinical Cytogenetics in California
StartDate: ASAP

Director of Cancer Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology
UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Institute of Precision Medicine

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, and UCLA Health System are searching for an outstanding MD, Ph.D. or MD/ Ph.D. to serve as Director of Molecular Diagnostics, including the laboratories of Clinical Genomics, Molecular Pathology, and Clinical Cytogenetics. The successful candidate must either be board certified or eligible for ABPath Molecular Genetic Pathology or ABMGG Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics and Genomics. The appointment would be at the level of Associate or Full Professor.

The candidate will provide senior leadership in clinical operational, bioinformatics and clinical informatics for molecular pathology, cytogenetics, clinical cancer genomics, and Mendelian disease genomic testing, and hence assure coordination and integration of staffing, instrumentation, and strategy for the Department and the UCLA Health System. A major role of the candidate will be to expand current clinical cancer genomic offerings to support integrated clinical cancer care for the UCLA Health System, and to identify, support and advance UCLA translational research into clinical use and technology transfer. The candidate will work collaboratively with leadership of the UCLA Health System, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UCLA Institute for Precision Health to develop and ensure appropriate support for UCLA strategic initiatives in clinical diagnostic testing and translational research.

Depending on candidate interest, the candidate may also provide clinical diagnostic services in Molecular Pathology, Cytogenetics or other areas of subspecialized Surgical Pathology. Along with other faculty in the Division, the candidate will be responsible for participating in genetic rounds and in tumor boards and will share responsibility for training residents and fellows. Creative contributions in clinical, educational or research projects is expected; UCLA offers a highly collaborative research environment that promotes interdisciplinary interactions of faculty across the School of Medicine and Health System.

Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Breanna Trimble, Regional Vice President at Merritt Hawkins. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position is highly competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

About the Company
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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