The School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for an MD or PhD Academic Clinical Cytogeneticist with a primary academic appointment in the Department of Pathology. This individual will function as one of two directors of the UNC Hospitals Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, a full service laboratory which performs both constitutional (prenatal and postnatal) and cancer cytogenetic testing on approximately 4,800 cases annually. Responsibilities will include oversight and direction of the day-to-day operations of the clinical cytogenetics diagnostic service, laboratory case sign-out (conventional cytogenetics, FISH, and SNP microarray), technical and analytical troubleshooting, and new assay development. For those with certification in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, a combined role in both the Cytogenetic and Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories is available. All Laboratory faculty have the opportunity to teach a variety of learners, including medical students, medical genetics residents, and fellows from a variety of programs including Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Opportunities also exist to engage in a variety of ongoing research projects including several that involve next generation sequencing. Depending on the background and goals of the applicant, this position can be filled as either Fixed Term or Tenure Track. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. The UNC School of Medicine, partnered with UNC Health Care, is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the US. As an institution, we strive to promote a diverse, inclusive environment where our colleagues excel in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college community that borders the Research Triangle Park, known globally for innovation in research & technology, along with Durham and Raleigh. With its famed collegiate rivalries, beautiful green spaces, and thriving economies, our region is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, work, play, and learn.
Education and Experience:
The ideal applicant will be boarded in Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics, both Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics and Genomics, or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, with training and several years of job experience in constitutional and cancer cytogenetics, as well as molecular methods. Newly boarded individuals are, however, encouraged to apply.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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