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Faculty Clinical Pathologist/Clinical Chemist

Application Window

Open date: March 12th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) and UCLA Health is recruiting a full-time faculty Clinical Pathologist or Clinical Chemist (assistant to full professor) with the skills and interest to develop a strong academic career focused in clinical chemistry, diagnostic immunology and toxicology. Training and/or knowledge in informatics and/or experience with successful implementation of laboratory utilization projects is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree with certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Pathology (CP or AP/CP) or the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Eligibility for licensure in the state of California is required.

We seek an outstanding laboratorian who will have a collaborative administrative and academic relationship with other faculty within the division of Laboratory Medicine. The candidate will be expected to have clinical laboratory service responsibilities in clinical chemistry and toxicology, and provide clinical consultation across UCLA Health, including for high complexity in-patient care at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital, and for more than 1 million ambulatory clinic patients. The UCLA laboratory operations encompass three laboratories, the largest of which is the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Core Laboratory, a busy, high-complexity laboratory whose services span all aspects of clinical chemistry, hematology, and coagulation. Responsibilities include provision of consultative services to physicians regarding test utilization and interpretation, active engagement in quality assurance activities including those related to accreditation, and strategic planning to ensure the health system laboratories are maintained as state of the art facilities. Duties will also include active participation in the educational mission of the department including the teaching of residents, fellows, and medical school students. This is an outstanding opportunity for a well-trained and highly motivated individual to assist with the direction and future growth in clinical chemistry. A demonstrated record of professional service and academic achievement through independent research and scholarly publications is a plus.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA clinical and research enterprise, and includes faculty members with distinction in Cancer Biology, Genomics, Hematopoiesis, Immunology/Inflammation, Metabolomics, and Stem Cell Biology/Regenerative Medicine (

Appointment will be at an academic rank commensurate with the successful applicant’s record and accomplishments. Salary and benefits packages are competitive.

Interested candidates should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing experience and current and future interests, the names and contact information of three individuals who could provide letters of recommendation and a statement of contributions to diversity.

For more information, please contact Dr. Alyssa Ziman, Division Chief, Laboratory Medicine,

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)