The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
The Department of Pathology (PAT), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (tenure eligible track). The Department of Pathology is responsible for teaching medical students Pathology in the classroom and in clinical settings; continuing education courses in University sponsored programs; and for ensuring unity of effort between the National Capital Region Academic Health System Pathology components comprised of the Department of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, clinical activities with the Pathology Department of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), and the Joint Pathology Center (JPC). The department is also responsible for the conduct of scientific and educational research in current areas of interest and the professional exchange of findings.
Duties: The incumbent serves as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Pathology, and as such will be responsible for teaching and mentoring students, research, clinical activities, scholarly activities, support of the joint pathology molecular diagnostic center, and administrative assignments. The predominant focus will be on basic and/or clinical research, with a secondary focus on molecular genetic pathology laboratory case evaluation, diagnosis, and sign-out. Teach medical and graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.
He/she will actively participate in daily research work and be responsible for data review and analysis from individuals within his/her area of responsibility. Coordinates daily research work at bench level and reviews data and analyses from individuals within the area of responsibility. Participates in investigational, research, and development projects related to molecular genetics, genomic, epigenetic, and systems biology investigations on model systems or humans. Coordinates experimental activities, evaluates data, draws conclusions and publishes results. Reviews and critiques research and development areas and develops, monitors and evaluates contractual research and development arrangements.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to functioning as a primary molecular pathologist/laboratory medical geneticist with responsibility to review, approve and sign-out reports for a variety of clinical molecular assays run on NGS platforms in support of precision medicine initiatives including oncology, infectious and heritable diseases; aiding Genetic Counselors in the interpretation of molecular assay results; assisting with setting quality standards for laboratory operations and analytic performance and ensuring that these are maintained; ensuring that QC, QA, and QI practices are consistent with all department and hospital policies, state, local and federal regulatory standards and professional practice guidelines; serving as principal advisor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral assistants in guiding their training programs and preparing and presenting lectures in areas of major expertise to entire student body.
The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an earned doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctorate degree) in a health-related field from an accredited institution.
The clinical role of this position must be supported by a license to practice medicine and successful completion of the AP and/or CP residency training and certification by the American Board of Pathology with subspecialty training in and board-certification or eligibility for examination by the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology for M.D. or MD/PhD applicants; or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, or equivalent for M.D. or Ph.D. applicants.
Position requires: experience in medical or graduate school teaching, training of medical interns or residents, or similar educational activities, as well as substantial experience in research and development; an established interest and track record of scholarly accomplishment in oncologic or other molecular testing, including tests employing next-generation sequencing; technical experience as reflected by significant scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to the incumbent's research and academic level. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in accordance with SOM and USUHS academic policies.
The following experience/knowledge is highly desirable: the ability to establish an externally-funded research program involving investigating the genomic biology of disease, and systems biology approaches toward defining mechanisms, diagnosis, or innovative management of disease.
Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
This position requires direct patient care and/or clinical activities; as such, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing requirements under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Instruction to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email a curriculum vitae, three names and addresses for references, and a 2-3 page outline of their areas of educational expertise and research interest to:
Dr. John S. Dumler, Professor & Chair Department of Pathology (PAT) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
About Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
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