Specific Title: NGS Laboratory Director, Division of Diagnostic Genomics
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medical & Molecular Genetics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
The Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a physician, with significant Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) experience to establish a new CLIA-certified diagnostic laboratory. The individual will be responsible for the development and continued implementation of the laboratory diagnostics in both germline and neoplastic specimens focused on targeted gene panels, whole exome and whole genomic sequencing from fresh or fixed patient-derived material. The candidate is expected to have ongoing and substantial experience in the technology, regulatory requirements, and creation of clinical reporting, data storage, bioinformatics and administration of a NGSCLIA laboratory. The NGS leader must also have experience in the direction of technologists and junior faculty. Knowledge of outreach a plus. Depending on research productivity and interests, research laboratory space and startup funds could be also available. Outstanding opportunities for collaborative, translational research are available with members of basic science and clinical departments throughout the medical school.
Fully in charge of day to day operations of NGS laboratory. Oversee quality of sequence, sign out cases, ensure all technical steps completed appropriately, meet TAT and quality metrics, utilize cost effective methods, and ensure data flow. Read and interpret laboratory data. Plan for development of laboratory and test menu expansion. Provide input in the decision-making process regarding utilization of state-of-the-art technologies as well as innovative molecular testing methods. Drive the development of new testing services based on medical/scientific advances and patient/client needs. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty and clinical partners. Prepare for CAP and CLIA inspections. Perform quality control and assurance procedures and participate in department quality initiatives. Perform diagnostic interpretation, evaluation, dictation, and electronic release of reviewed cases. Participate in day to day operations including case consultation sign out responsibilities and interactions with clients. Build effective relationships with referring physicians and ensure excellent client follow up. Provide expertise and assistance to laboratory staff to resolve case issues. Teach and mentor residents, fellows, med students and/or PhD candidates if doing research. Expect 60-80% clinical and 40-20% academic/research; flexible. Participate in presentations at national scientific meetings and in preparing publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
At the IU School of Medicine, we offer focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with three foundational pillars of diversity and inclusion: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who can help ensure all our mission areas are inclusive and equitable.
MD, MD/PhD or equivalent required with Board Certification in Molecular Pathology strongly preferred
Strong experience in NGS
Minimum of 3 years' experience
Licensed or eligible for license in Indiana
Department Contact for Questions:
Dawn Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM008802016
Internal Number: 9750
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.