Assistant/Associate Director for the UPMC Genome Center (UGC) - Full-Time Faculty Position
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Genome Center (UGC)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Relocation costs - up to $10k provided (n/a to local applicants) •• Continuing education allowance - $3k provided annually •• Excellent benefits package
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 01
As the Assistant/Associate Director for the the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Genome Center (UGC), the primary responsibility will include analysis and interpretation of results, the preparation, review and reporting of test results of molecular genetic assays predominantly in the area of whole exome and genome next generation sequencing. The candidate will be expected to evaluate new technologies, develop, and validate new assays to provide state of the art testing for physicians and their patients. Also, he/she will assist in the overall direction, supervision, and administration of laboratory operations while ensuring laboratory quality, and client/patient confidentiality.
Other responsibilities include assistance in the maintenance of standard operating procedures, and quality control practices as required by the regulatory and licensing agencies (CLIA, CAP). The candidate will participate in innovation and research by collaborating and publishing with researchers and clinicians while offering clinical diagnostic services that improve patient care.
UGC plays an important role in the education and training of future clinical and laboratory professionals in genetics and genomic as well as medical students, genetic counselors, resident physicians, and physician subspecialty trainees. The candidate will actively participate in teaching various trainees during their rotation in the genomics laboratory. He/she will also be expected to participate regularly in presentations at department meetings and genetics case conferences. Moreover, we expect that the candidate will participate in educating University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) and community physicians regarding new genetic technologies.
About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Genome Center (UGC)
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania UPMC is a world-renowned health care provider and insurer. We are an international health care leader — pioneering groundbreaking research, treatments, and clinical care. UPMC operates 40 hospitals and more than 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient centers with locations in western and central Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and around the globe. Pittsburgh was ranked the No. 1 U.S. city for relocating families by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation. Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods – 90 of them, each with its own character and history. With three rivers, more bridges than any other city in the world, affordable housing, parks and acreage, first-rate schools, universities, and arts organizations, and sports.