University of Rochester Assoc Professor - 206673 in Rochester, New York
School of Medicine & Dentistry
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester (URMC) School of Medicine & Dentistry, in Rochester, NY, is currently recruiting for a Director of an academic Molecular Genetics Laboratory. The successful applicant must be boarded by the American Board of Pathology and be eligible for a medical license in the State of New York. The anticipated rank is open, commensurate with experience. While the clinical genetics laboratory is well established, this faculty position has been created as the cornerstone of a new Molecular Pathology unit. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape and, depending on the candidate's interests and experience, to lead the unit and training programs in laboratory genetics.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop a program in applied, translational, or basic research. There will be ample protected academic time and support will be appropriate to ensure success of the program. Candidates with a wide range of academic interests will be considered. There are excellent opportunities for collaborative work in a large range of fields, including participation in established collaborations with oncology and pediatrics.
The Department provides a very wide range of services, currently accessioning over 65,000 surgical/biopsy cases per year. Four clinical laboratory geneticists support a complete menu of genetic assays including 1600 karyotypes, 700 SNP/CGH arrays, >5000 FISH assays, and a wide range of molecular and conventional as well as next-gen sequencing based assays.
The Medical Center has a highly collegial environment with many opportunities for collaborative research and for the development of clinical initiatives through interactions with Medical Center faculty in the Cancer Center and other Centers with interests in cancer biology, immunology and genetics. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a program in applied, translational, or basic research. Opportunities for teaching are ample at the medical student, resident, and fellow levels.
With more than one million people in the metropolitan area, Rochester, NY offers all the cultural, recreational, and educational amenities of a large city, but with nearby open spaces and lakes providing options for lifestyles from urban to rural, all with easy commutes. Rochester has been highly ranked for "quality of life" and recently as one of the "Top 10 U.S. Cities to Raise a Family".
Applicants should apply on line at http://www.rochester.edu/jobopp, and forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to the Search Committee Chair, Bruce R. Smoller, M.D., c/o Sue Van Thof at email@example.com
Post-offer health assessments and drug testing is required to be performed on-site.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled