Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL) - Full-Time Faculty Position
As an Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology (nontenure stream), Assistant/Associate Director for the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL), the primary responsibility will include analysis and interpretation of final results, preparation and reviewing of final test reports, and reporting of final results on oncological, prenatal, and postnatal specimens. The candidate will be expected to develop and validate in house FISH --based assays for applications in oncology and other areas of importance to PCL and Center for Medical Genetics as technologies evolve. Also, he/she will assist in the overall direction, supervision, and administration of the performance of operations related to cytogenetics specimen handling, specimen testing, and specimen reporting, in an accurate, proficient, and expedient manner while ensuring client and patient confidentiality.
Other responsibilities include help in maintenance of standard operating procedure manuals, and quality control practices as required by the regulatory and licensing agencies (CLIA, CAP), as well as building of clinical evidence --based supporting information for reporting of FISH and microarray tests. Participation in directing and supervising cytogenetics technical staff in the technical performance of proficiency testing programs as required by the regulatory and licensing agencies of CGI (CLIA, CAP).
PCL plays an important role in the education and training of future clinical and laboratory professionals in genetics and genomic as well as medical students, genetic counselors, resident physicians and physician subspecialty trainees. The candidate will actively participate in teaching various trainees during their rotation in the cytogenetics laboratory. He/she will also be expected to participate regularly in presentations at weekly and monthly hematopathology, tumor board and genetics case conferences. Innovation is an important part of PCL activities and we expect that he/she will participate in publishing, collaborating and developing new tests. Moreover, we expect that the candidate will participate in educating University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) and community physicians regarding new genetic technologies.
Required: Board certification or board eligibility in Clinical Cytogenetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
Please email a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
Svetlana A. Yatsenko, MD, DABMGG, FACMG
Director, Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory
UPMC Magee Womens Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20000739
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