Assistant Professor CE Track - Assistant Director of Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Infectious Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. Expertise is required in the specific area of molecular test development and next generation sequencing is required. A strong preference will be given to applicants with experience building microbiology testing capacity in a global health setting.

Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in clinical care. MD applicants must be 1) board certified in Clinical Pathology (AP/CP or CP) or Pediatrics and Infectious Disease; and 2) have board certification/eligibility in Medical Microbiology through the American Board of Pathology or the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).  MD applicants must additionally be eligible for a medical license in the state of Pennsylvania.  PhD applicants must be board-eligible or certified by the ABMM.

Teaching responsibilities may include participating in the training of Clinical Microbiology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows at CHOP and may include teaching other learners, including residents, medical students, and clinical laboratory scientists.

Clinical responsibilities may include assisting with laboratory oversight in the IDDL and providing consultations regarding microbiology testing.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include test development and validation to support outbreak investigations, global medicine, and other outreach testing. Responsibilities with Global Health will include supporting the growth of clinical microbiology capacity in CHOP’s key global health partner countries including Botswana, the Dominican Republic and Ghana. This will include a variety of approaches including site-visits to partner countries, teaching in-country colleagues, participating in implementation science and public health projects and serving as a global health microbiology consultant for the CHOP Global Health Center.

This individual will serve as an Assistant Director of the Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (IDDL) and will be a liaison to the CHOP Global Health Center. The position will be based within the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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