Assistant Professor of Clinical Genetics - DNA Diagnostics Laboratory
Location: New Haven, CT
Internal Number: 132270
The Department of Genetics is looking to appoint multiple faculties at the rank of Assistant Professor of Clinical Genetics to its DNA Diagnostic Laboratory - a CLIA-certified facility. The emphasis of this position is on interpretation of whole-exome sequence data and writing medical reports the laboratory also offers rapid whole-genome sequencing and is developing novel testing based on a variety of cutting-edge methodologies.
The ideal applicant must have demonstrated clinical skill and excellence and be conversant with the standards and guidelines for medical practice by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). In addition, candidates must be knowledgeable about guidelines from other professional medical associations that augment ACMG standards and that follow good practices in accordance with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
Candidates are expected to analyze high complexity sequence data (whole-exome sequence, whole-genome sequence, or mitochondrial genome sequence), and independently sign out reports and take full medico-legal responsibility for clinical information. Other responsibilities will include:
Participation in hands-on training of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) fellows and Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) fellows and new clinical faculty.
Participation of other teaching and training activity for medical students, graduate students, genetic counselors and clinical residents and trainees.
Participation in maintaining laboratory standards required for CAP accreditation and CLIA certification.
Participation in maintaining carefully curated gene lists used in analysis of sequence data.
Researching and developing new laboratory procedures and computer software or databases that augment and streamline the activities of the laboratory.
Contribution and participation of medical literature and scientific publication in the content of laboratory services.
While it is expected that candidates will spend most of their time working within the clinical lab, they should participate in the teaching and educational conferences and contribute to medical and/or scientific publications in the context of the lab activities.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have the following attributes:
Maintain high productivity.
Ability to collaborate with staff and the Lab Directors to maintain optimum working efficiency and improve financial outcomes.
Ability to aide in the curation of laboratory databases and statistical data.
Ability to communicate with health care providers regarding the reports.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to adapt between technical. and layperson communication.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a broader team.
The Department of Genetics has long longstanding history of excellence of developing clinical genomic tests and providing clinical care in the Yale New Haven Health System. Department of Genetics was among first to demonstrate that next generation sequencing could be used for clinical diagnosis and offer the clinical whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing. Clinical genetics services include inpatient consultation and outpatient care in pediatric and adult genetics that cover general genetics as well as inborn errors of metabolism. Our practice also include prenatal genetics, cancer genetics, and clinical laboratories for cytogenetic and molecular DNA diagnostics, and biochemical diagnostics. The Department sponsors a Medical Genetics Residency program and the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) fellowship, both leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).
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 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://medicine.yale.edu/diversity/
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, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining clinical experience (1-2 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants will also be required to answer a set of questions in Interfolio pertaining to diversity and inclusion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about this posting.
It is expected that the successful applicant will actively contribute to our core values of diversity, innovation, and excellence in clinical genetics, and that their clinical and research interests reflects this.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.