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Clinical Cytogeneticist or Clinical Cytogeneticist/Molecular Geneticist - M60436
VCU Health - Richmond, VA
The Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine/VCU Health System (MCV Campus) is seeking a full-time Clinical Cytogeneticist to serve as Associate Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory. This growing cytogenetics laboratory offers diagnostic... testing for a full spectrum of conventional and molecular cytogenetic services, including (but not limited to) referrals from oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and transplant programs. Academic rank for this position will be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. and have ABMGG certification or eligibility in either Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, or Clinical Cytogenetics (if Clinical Cytogenetics specialty, dual boarding in Clinical Molecular Genetics is desired). Knowledge regarding regulatory issues as they apply to the field of cytogenetics is required.
The Associate Director will provide high-quality clinical service in genetic and genomic testing. and will share with the Cytogenetics Director and the Molecular Diagnostics Director the daily testing review process (clinical service), provide advice to the Directors and to the Managers of the Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories in resolving technical difficulties with clinical testing procedures, and will develop, validate, and implement clinical testing. Qualified candidates must have competency in chromosome analysis, FISH, and genomic microarray/copy number variant interpretation in both constitutional and oncology settings. The Associate Director will collaborate, when appropriate, with faculty and/or VCU Health clinicians in the development of new tests. This individual must have the ability to clearly communicate diagnostic results/testing needs (orally and in writing) with clinicians/faculty members who utilize the diagnostic testing services (primarily faculty from the departments of Pathology, Human & Molecular Genetics and Obstetrics/Gynecology), after consultation with the Directors and upon request of the Directors. The Associate Director must complete forms for national consortium groups (for example, the CALGB and COG) regarding the results of diagnostic testing completed in the labs. There will also be opportunities to develop/collaborate in research programs and teaching (graduate and medical students, residents, and fellows), with this individual taking a leadership role in the training of Pathology residents. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.
Richmond VA USA


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