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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X) Academic Cytogeneticist and Molecular Geneticist

Application Window

Open date: October 5th, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 8, 2022 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: Wednesday, Oct 5, 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 seeks an academic cytogeneticist and molecular geneticist to join the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.

Based at the state-of-the art Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine in La Jolla, the Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratories support not only 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.

Clinical sign-out and on-call responsibilities will be shared with other qualified faculty, who are focused on the cytogenetic/molecular genetic/genomic evaluation of cancer, inherited and rare genetic disorders, and prenatal screening. Teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows is also expected, along with continued scholarly contributions to clinical, translational, developmental and/or basic research.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD in biological science, including biochemistry, or clinical laboratory science or equivalent degree(s), and meet the applicable requirements to be eligible for California laboratory director licensure in clinical cytogenetics, clinical genetic molecular biology, or equivalent. Candidates must also have subspecialty fellowship training and be board certified/eligible in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (or in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics) by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and/or Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, with at least two or more years of clinical practice experience in cytogenetics.

Candidates must have significant expertise and experience in utilizing and developing contemporary cytogenetic/cytogenomic techniques and approaches to laboratory diagnosis and management, including chromosomal karyotyping, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and comparative genomic hybridization microarrays.

Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit, as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates with an MD must also be board certified/eligible in Pathology, Clinical Genetics and Genomics, and/or another ABMS-primary medical specialty.

Preferred qualifications

Additional clinical experience in molecular genetics and next-generation genomic sequencing is preferred.

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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