Clinical Genetics Laboratory Co-Director

Merritt Hawkins
Aurora, Colorado
Closing date
Aug 12, 2023

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Job Description & Requirements
Clinical Genetics Laboratory Co-Director in Colorado
StartDate: ASAP

The renowned University of Colorado is seeking a Clinical Genetics Laboratory Co-Director who will review and sign out clinical cases across a spectrum of cytogenetic and molecular pathology applications. The successful candidate will function as an attending physician or certified scientist within both laboratories for the review and release of clinical genetic test results across a spectrum of testing types, including cytogenetics and molecular pathology applications. In addition, the successful candidate will be a faculty member in the School of Medicine, Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado at a level commensurate with experience.

Opportunity Highlights
  • Enjoy traditional work in the clinical cytogenetics field along with the ability to practice in molecular pathology/genetics for qualified candidates
  • Focus on quality and not quantity – Flexibility to offer excellent patient care and do tests that are driven by taking extra steps to pursue clinically meaningful results, do test development, and expand overall best practices
  • Focus on the positives of academics – Interact with providers, clinicians, and highly experienced technologists with other long-tenured staff
  • Opportunities for clinical and translational research, test development, and educational activities
  • State-of-the-art laboratory automation, including a robotic liquid dispensing system for chromosomes and FISH (Scorpion slide preparation robot) and optical genomic mapping (Bionano)
  • Join a team of genetic faculty members who co-direct the clinical genetics laboratories in both the clinical cytogenomic and clinical molecular diagnostic fields
  • Academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Candidate Qualifications
There are three qualification tracks for this job. MDs, DOs, MD/PhDs, or PhDs depending on certification and interests:
  1. Board-certified or board-eligible in Clinical Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG),
  2. Board-certified or board-eligible in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular diagnostics through ABMGG, or
  3. Board-certified or board-eligible in clinical Molecular Pathology through the American Board of Pathology (ABP) and in Clinical Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)

Leadership positions will require 5 years of faculty experience at an academic medical center and independent research or peer-reviewed publications in molecular pathology and/or clinical cytogenetics commensurate with rank.

Community Information — Live and work in Highly Desirable Greater Denver
Nestled in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain region, Colorado’s capital city and surrounding area offer inviting communities filled with family-friendly events and incredible scenery.
  • Selected #14?Best Place to Live by US News & World Report 2021-2022
  • Colorado is ranked a Best Place to Practice (Medscape 2022)
  • Breath-taking views of the Front Range Rockies
  • Enjoy nearly 300 days of sunshine with average temperatures of 80-90 degrees in the summer
  • World-renowned skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, boating, and other countless outdoor activities to keep you busy year-round
  • Top-notch public school system, as well as private and parochial options
  • Unlimited housing options from most modern apartments and condos to new housing developments, country club housing, and so much more
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.

Medical Genetics, Genetics, Hereditary Disorders

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