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

Position overview

Position title: Associate Director of Clinical Genomics and Molecular Pathology
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $82,200-$235,400. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here: (

Application Window

Open date: April 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 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: Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 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 molecular pathologist to serve as Associate 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 Associate 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. The teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows is also expected, including participation in an established ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Molecular Genetic Pathology.

The appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank and based on the candidate's experience and background. The series will include a 50% Ladder Rank and 50% 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:

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 or equivalent or MD/PhD in a health-related field. Candidates must also have experience in next-generation sequencing, whole exome/genome/transcriptome sequencing, and conventional molecular techniques. Candidates 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 anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) or clinical pathology (CP).

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with additional subspecialty board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) or equivalent are preferred.

Candidates with a 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 - 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
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