Assistant or Associate Professor WOT, Germline Associate Clinical Director for Division of Genetics, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 115583
The Genetics Division of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington (UW) Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty member on the Clinician-Teacher pathway. There is one open position for a faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure by reason of funding. Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank.
The Genetics Division includes faculty who collaborate with pathologists, laboratory geneticists, medical geneticists, oncologists, and researchers across UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital in an extremely collegial, supportive, and interactive environment.
This position will demonstrate excellent clinical laboratory genomics skills. This position will serve as a clinical director for Genetics Division clinical laboratories that perform high-complexity testing, including exome sequencing and noninvasive prenatal screening. Responsibilities will also include direction of a CLIA-certified laboratory within the UW Northwest Genomics Center to support large-scale clinical research projects, including genome sequencing and return of results for the NIH flagship All of Us Research Program. Additional responsibilities include teaching residents, fellows, medical students, and medical laboratory science undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to develop an area of scholarship appropriate to their clinical and/or educational interests. The Genetics Division is staffed by 14 faculty who collectively sign out over 20,000 tests annually.
Position factors for consideration includes, but are not limited to:
Previous experience directing a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified high complexity molecular diagnostics laboratory performing genetic testing
Subspecialty expertise in genetic diagnosis of Mendelian disorders.
Assistant Professors without tenure are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Associate Professors without tenure hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. This position remains open until filled with an anticipated start date of 7/1/2023, but is flexible.
The base salary range for this position will be: Assistant Professor range: $11,378 to $20,043 per month ($136,535 to $240,515 annually), Associate Professor range: $13,864 to $25,000 per month ($166,367 to $300,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.
Other compensation associated with this position may include an administrative salary supplement (ADS).
UW Medicine faculty engage in patient care, educational programs, and translational research.
The innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our mission. This position will contribute to our core values of openness, innovation, and scientific excellence and share our commitment to actively fostering and maintaining a diverse, antiracist and inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from all groups that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. This position will teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Candidates must have an M.D. degree or foreign equivalent. A PhD or foreign equivalent in a relevant field, or M.D/Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent), are also acceptable.
Candidates must be Board eligible/certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, or other CLIA-recognized board certifications.
To be eligible for UW sponsorship for an H1-B visa, graduates of non-U.S. medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Applicants should send their CV, a letter detailing research interests and future goals, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references addressed to Tina Lockwood, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
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