As an Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology (nontenure stream), Assistant/Associate Director for the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL), the primary responsibility will include analysis and interpretation of final results, preparation and reviewing of final test reports, and reporting of final results on oncological, prenatal, and postnatal specimens. The candidate will be expected to develop and validate in house FISH –based assays for applications in oncology and other areas of importance to PCL and Center for Medical Genetics as technologies evolve. Also, he/she will assist in the overall direction, supervision, and administration of the performance of operations related to cytogenetics specimen handling, specimen testing, and specimen reporting, in an accurate, proficient, and expedient manner while ensuring client and patient confidentiality.
Other responsibilities include help in maintenance of standard operating procedure manuals, and quality control practices as required by the regulatory and licensing agencies (CLIA, CAP), as well as building of clinical evidence –based supporting information for reporting of FISH and microarray tests. Participation in directing and supervising cytogenetics technical staff in the technical performance of proficiency testing programs as required by the regulatory and licensing agencies of CGI (CLIA, CAP).
PCL 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 cytogenetics laboratory. He/she will also be expected to participate regularly in presentations at weekly and monthly hematopathology, tumor board and genetics case conferences. Innovation is an important part of PCL activities and we expect that he/she will participate in publishing, collaborating and developing new tests. Moreover, we expect that the candidate will participate in educating University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) and community physicians regarding new genetic technologies.
Required: Board certification or board eligibility in Clinical Cytogenetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
Additional Salary Information: negotiable
Internal Number: 0124
About University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is a world-class center for both women’s health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. A National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is one of the first recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
An innovative leader in the delivery of women’s health care and research, Magee is elegantly designed and welcoming with state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment.
Nearly 10,000 babies are born at Magee each year, accounting for 45 percent of all births in Allegheny County. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the largest in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country, treats more than 1,500 seriously or critically ill babies each year.
Magee-Womens Research Institute is a nationally and internationally recognized center for women’s health study. Our Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is among the nation’s top departments of its kind in funding from the National Institutes of Health, a vital indicator of high quality patient care and clinical staff.
One of the first recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Depa...rtment of Health and Human Services, Magee serves as the teaching facility for obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and neonatology for the University of Pittsburgh. Members of our medical staff hold academic appointments at the university and are actively involved in education and research, as well as patient care.
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