Division of Genomic Diagnostics & Bioinformatics

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Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 01, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

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Department of Pathology

Division of Genomic Diagnostics & Bioinformatics

The Department of Pathology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is inviting applications from qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time, open tenure or non-tenure earning position through the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine. This position will work across campus for collaborative research and clinical work requiring molecular pathology expertise. Responsibilities include the development, validation, and implementation of molecular diagnostic clinical tests and expansion of test menu in the UAB Hospital’s CLIA-certified clinical molecular diagnostics lab. Research and publications in related areas are required. This candidate should have excellent communication and collaborative skills and will work closely with our growing faculty team at the molecular diagnostic laboratory at UAB Hospital.

The candidate must have an M.D. or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields with appropriate postdoctoral fellowship training. A background in the following is required: technical experience in a CLIA certified, CAP accredited high-complexity clinical lab utilizing molecular techniques; an understanding and ability to design and construct NGS libraries; ability to analyze NGS data using analysis pipelines; technical ability and proper credentials to perform clinical testing when required or needed. Previous experience in the following will be given strong consideration: project management including designing and validating NGS clinical tests, developing lab budgets, preparing clinical reports for review by the medical director, accounting, inventory management, database management, and customer service; strong computer skills including database construction ( for example, Access, REDCap, SQL, ORACLE); and advanced understanding of CPT codes and billing strategies. The candidate will work across departments, centers, and schools to lead clinical genomic diagnostics and bioinformatics support at UAB. Salary, rank and tenure-status are commensurate with experience and background. This is an outstanding opportunity to blend the best of community and academic pathology in a multi-person group practice.

The Division of Genomics Diagnostics and Bioinformatics includes 6 faculty members and is in a phase of growth under new leadership of the Department of Pathology. We are expanding our molecular diagnostic test menu and computational informatics to support patient care and innovative research programs at UAB. Responsibilities include: designing, developing, and validating new clinical assays; assisting with development of reporting methods for clinical lab test results; previewing and preparing all testing results prior to final review by director; ensuring lab operations are fully compliant with CLIA and CAP regulations; and maintaining databases to track and measure lab results, productivity, workflow, assets, expenses, and revenues.

Interested candidates should apply here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/ postings/7515  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and application packet including curriculum vitae, research interest/expertise, and the names of three references. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about the Department of Pathology, please visit http://uab.edu/medicine/pathology.

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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