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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, In-Res, Clin X, HS Clin) Director of Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology

Application Window

Open date: February 18th, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Jul 8, 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: Friday, Feb 18, 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 at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and seek an academic molecular pathologist to serve as Director of Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.

Based at the state-of-the art Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine in La Jolla, the Clinical Genomics and Genetics Laboratories not only supports UC San Diego Health's Jacobs and Hillcrest Medical Centers and the region's only NCI-designated cancer center, but also serves as a national/international referral leader in personalized and precision medicine.

The Director of Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology is expected to utilize their strong leadership skills and expertise in cancer genomics and molecular diagnostics to provide clinical service. Sign-out responsibilities will be shared with other qualified faculty, who are focused on the oversight of the molecular genetic/genomic evaluation of inherited and rare genetic disorders. Teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows is also expected, including assuming the program directorship of an established ACGME-accredited fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology.

Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD or equivalent and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates must also be Board certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP), with subspecialty certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology and a minimum of three years of professional practice experience in this subspecialty.

Candidates must also have experience in next generation sequencing, whole exome/genome/transcriptome sequencing, and conventional molecular techniques.

Candidates with demonstrated interest in the development and application of molecular, genomic, and epigenomic approaches to the diagnosis and management of cancer (both solid organ and hematolymphoid neoplasms), with evidence of scholarly contributions in clinical, translational and/or basic research are preferred.

The appropriate series and appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include Ladder Rank, In-Residence with secured extramural funding, Clinical X and HS Clinical.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
HS Clinical Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)