Director of Cancer Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics Assistant/Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: RFP-202203-867
The Department of Genetics is seeking a clinical molecular geneticist to join its faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary appointment in Genetics. The candidate will serve as Director of Cancer Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics and will be responsible for leading a team to strengthen the cancer genetic and genomic diagnostic capacity, develop new tests, and deliver excellent customer service in collaboration with the Yale Cancer Center.
The applicant should hold a PhD, MD or both, and be board certified/eligible in Clinical Molecular Genetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Being board certified/eligible in Molecular Genetic Pathology and ABMGG is not required but would be a strength. Strong preference is given to candidates with clinical knowledge and experience in cancer genetics and genomics tests and experience with management of genome-scale sequence data. We welcome recent graduates or those who will be board-eligible by June 2022. More senior applicants will be considered as well.
About the role:
Responsibilities for this position include:
Perform variant review for clinical cancer genetic and genomic tests based on ACMG/AMP guidelines
Formulate and edit comprehensive clinical genetics test reports
Participate in communication and consultation of test results to health care providers
Collaborate with the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) to provide genetic testing services to YCC patients
Assist in supervising and directing the operations of the DNA Diagnostics Laboratory including quality control and laboratory regulatory compliance
Aid in the curation of laboratory genomics databases and statistical data
Participate in cancer genetics and genomics related research and development
Participate in Laboratory Genomics and Genetics Fellowship Training Program
Participate in educational activities of the clinical genetics residency program, medical students, and others
Continuous improvement of customer service
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 Clinical Genetics in the Yale New Haven Health System. Medical genetics services include outpatient and inpatient consultation and care for general genetics and metabolic genetics. Our clinical laboratories provide tests for Cytogenetics, DNA diagnostics, and biochemical diagnostics. The Department sponsors a Clinical Genomics and Genetics Residency and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics programs leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
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 offers 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.
Applications should contain a cover letter summarizing 1) previous experience in genetic diagnostics 2) previous management experience and 3) career goals and vision for cancer genetic and genomic technology and/or test development. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants will also be required to answer a series of questions regarding plans to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Department. This is an important component of the application and applicants should not substitute this section with their own diversity statement.
Specific inquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of Dr. Yong-hui Jiang, Chief of Medical Genetics, Department of Genetics at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must hold an MD, MD PhD, or DO and be board eligible or board certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) or the American Board of Pathology (ABP). Certification for Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) or the American Board of Pathology (ABP) is not required but would be a strength. Special preference is given to candidates with experience in cancer genetics and genomics diagnostic tests.