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Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Pathology

Molecular Genetic Pathologist


The Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine/VCU Health System is seeking a full-time Molecular Genetics Pathology faculty member.


REQUIREMENTS:
- Develop and supervise an educational program for training residents and pathologists in basic techniques and instructional information for the field of Molecular Diagnostics.
- Maintain an active research program in molecular diagnostics and demonstrate academic productivity by presenting papers at national meetings publishing in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, participation in appropriate professional organizations.
- Obtaining extramural funding for research.
- In consultation with Laboratory Director, develop operational guidelines and management practices to ensure regular and reliable performance of molecular clinical laboratory tests, develop and review the job description and performance of the laboratory manager of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory,develop and review job descriptions and performance standards for all technical personnel,oversee selection, implementation of clinical tests, and resolution of technical difficulties of all testing procedures.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Oversee establishment of quality control and quality assurance programs.
- Clinical sign out of testing results/cases
- Supervise medical technologists in performance of molecular clinical diagnostic tests, trouble shooting these procedures, and in assuring quality control and quality assurance aspects of testing.
- Supervise educational program to train residents and pathologists in basic molecular diagnostic techniques.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:


MD, MD/Ph.D, or PhD in a field of medical science. Experience in molecular testing including but not limited to NGS and experience in teaching and supervising personnel in the performance and use of these techniques are required.


Preferred:


Knowledge regarding regulatory issues as they apply to the field of molecular diagnostics is highly desirable.
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.