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Associate Director for the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory

  • Job ID: 220001EA
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department:
  • Location: 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians seeks an Associate Director for the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory to assist in the overall direction and administration of the laboratory’s operations related to specimen handling, specimen testing and specimen reporting, in an accurate, proficient, and expedient manner while ensuring client and patient confidentiality; responsible for supervising and guiding the laboratory’s technical staff in the performance of cytogenetic testing procedures, developing and validating new in-house FISH-based assays for applications in oncology and other areas of importance to the laboratory, and contributing to the maintenance of standard operating procedure manuals and quality control practices for the laboratory as required by regulatory and licensing agencies, specifically the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (“CLIA”); participate in the education of medical students, resident physicians, genetic counselors and future clinical and laboratory professionals in genetics and genomics; provide various trainees with instruction on running genetic laboratory tests during their training rotations; gathering and organizing relevant scientific information from these tests, utilizing test results to recognize both common and complex genetic conditions; and engage in genetics research through conducting clinical trials, collecting and analyzing genetic data, and studying genomic alterations with the goal of furthering the understanding of the relationship between genes and health.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the overall direction and administration of the laboratory’s operations related to specimen handling, specimen testing and specimen reporting, in an accurate, proficient, and expedient manner while ensuring client and patient confidentiality;
  • Responsible for supervising and guiding the laboratory’s technical staff in the performance of cytogenetic testing procedures, developing and validating new in-house FISH-based assays for applications in oncology and other areas of importance to the laboratory, and contributing to the maintenance of standard operating procedure manuals and quality control practices for the laboratory as required by regulatory and licensing agencies, specifically the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (“CLIA”);
  • Participate in the education of medical students, resident physicians, genetic counselors and future clinical and laboratory professionals in genetics and genomics;
  • Provide various trainees with instruction on running genetic laboratory tests during their training rotations;
  • Gathering and organizing relevant scientific information from these tests, utilizing test results to recognize both common and complex genetic conditions; and
  • Engage in genetics research through conducting clinical trials, collecting and analyzing genetic data, and studying genomic alterations with the goal of furthering the understanding of the relationship between genes and health.

Qualifications

  • Must have a PhD or equivalent in Genetics, Cell Biology, or a closely related field;
  • Must be certified by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).

 

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