Assistant Professor Biochemical Disease Detection Lab (BDDL) Yale University School of Medicine

Location
New Haven, Connecticut
Posted
Sep 09, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching

The Department of Genetics, in collaboration with the Department of Laboratory Medicine, is seeking a geneticist to join its faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in Genetics and a secondary appointment in Laboratory Medicine. This position has dual responsibilities as a director for the Biochemical Disease Detection Lab (BDDL) and as a clinical geneticist.

About You:

We seek either an ABMGG board eligible geneticist, a board-certified geneticist in both clinical genetics and clinical biochemical genetics or a board certified medical biochemical geneticist. Depending on the level of certification, this new faculty member will serve as Lab Director (certified in clinical biochemical genetics) or Medical Director (certified in medical biochemical genetics) for the relaunched Biochemical Disease Detection Lab in the Department of Laboratory Medicine. In addition, this faculty member will provide patient care as a clinical geneticist in both outpatient and inpatient settings for the growing genetic consultation services in the Department of Genetics.

About the role:

As Lab or Medical Director for BDDL the primary duties will be:

  • Expanding and managing the Biochemical Disease Detection Lab (BDDL).
  • Interpreting results and signing out reports.
  • Providing optimal care of patients with metabolic disorders under the collaborative agreement between the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Genetics. 

As a clinical geneticist the primary duties will be:

  • Providing general inpatient and outpatient services for the Yale Genetics Clinic.
  • Participating in teaching and training activities for medical students, residents, and clinical fellows in the clinical genetics program and Department of Genetics especially on the topic of biochemical genetics.
  • While optional, participation with patient centered research and contributions to scientific publications are strongly encouraged.

About Us:

Members of the Department of Genetics conduct basic, clinical and translational research using genetics and genomics of model organisms (yeast, fruit fly, worm, zebrafish, mouse) and humans to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease. Areas of active investigation include genetic and epigenetic regulation of development and disease, molecular genetics, stem cells and other dynamic cellular systems, regulation of gene expression, computational biology and human genomics. Please see https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics for more information.

The Department of Genetics also provides clinical care in Medical Genetics in the Yale New Haven Health System. Clinical genetics services include inpatient consultation and care, general, subspecialty, and prenatal genetics clinics, and clinical laboratories for cytogenetics, DNA diagnostics, and biochemical diagnostics. The Department sponsors a Medical Genetics Residency program leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Admission to the Genetics Residency is directly through the Department.

Yale Clinical Genetics is committed to providing excellent clinical care for children and adults in a setting that values compassion, collaboration, and respect for individuals and families. The physicians are certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and provide state of the art genetic and genomic services including diagnosis, evaluation, counseling, and management for genetic and congenital conditions. Our state-of-the-art DNA Diagnostic and Cytogenetics Laboratory offer clinical whole genome and whole exome sequencing as well as genomic copy number analysis on site.

The Department of Genetics believes that outstanding science is driven by diversity. We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected, and who better represent the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability and ethnicity. Diversity is our commitment and our passion; we invite you to be part of it. Please refer to the official Yale University statement on diversity and inclusion accessible here: https://your.yale.edu/community/diversity-inclusion/office-diversity-and-inclusion

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Qualifications:

Candidates must hold an MD, MD PhD, or DO and be board eligible or board certified in both clinical genetics and clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics. Special preference is given to candidates with previous lab director experience. 

Application Instructions:

Applications should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants must apply through the Interfolio website at: http://apply.interfolio.com/87979. Specific inquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of Dr. Yong-hui Jiang, Chief of Medical Genetics, Department of Genetics at genetics.admin@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.