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Associate Lab Director-Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Service

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 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: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, Division of Anatomic Pathology, is searching for an outstanding PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or DO to join our Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Service as an Associate Laboratory Director. The successful candidate is ABMGG board certified or eligible for certification in Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) or dual boarded in Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics. California license or eligibility is required. Prior sign out experience in cytogenetics (>2 years) in a CLIA certified cytogenetics/molecular diagnostics laboratory is preferred. The appointment would be commensurate with experience, at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

The primary responsibily will be to interpret and report clinical cases in cytogenetics and may include sign out responsibilities in molecular genetics/pathology if the candidate has the required training and experience. The candidate also will be involved in assay development and troubleshooting of technical issues. Prior training or experience in clinical chromosomal microarray and cancer cytogenetic testing is required. Prior training or experience in interpreting clinical exome sequencing assays for diagnosis of germline genetic disorders and next generation sequencing (NGS) cancer panels is desired. Along with other faculty in the Service, the candidate will be responsible for participating in genetic rounds and in tumor boards and will share responsibility for training residents and fellows. Creative contributions in clinical, educational or research projects are expected; UCLA offers a highly collaborative research environment that promotes interactions among faculty in the School of Medicine.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA research enterprise and there are numerous opportunities to participate in clinical trials, translational research and basic research. To learn more about departmental research programs, please visit our web site at

Applicants should upload a letter describing previous accomplishments, clinical experience and research background, and curriculum vitae, to

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position is highly competitive and will be commensurate with experience. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)