Skip to main content

Associate or Full Professor (Ladder Rank/In Residence ) Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology

Application Window

Open date: March 11, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 10, 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: Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 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.

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 and In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

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


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a MD or equivalent , MD/PhD in health related field. Candidates must also have experience in next generation sequencing, whole exome/genome/transcriptome sequencing, and conventional molecular techniques.

Candidates with an MD or equivalent 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 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.

Preferred qualifications

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.

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.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Help contact:

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.