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Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (Assistant/Associate Director of Clinical Genomics)

Organization

Phoenix Children's

Job Location

1919 E Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Job Description

The Phoenix Children's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking a full-time Clinical Laboratory Geneticist to join our Clinical Genomics team as Assistant/Associate Director of Clinical Genomics.
Candidates must be a board-certified or board-eligible doctoral-level (PhD, MD, or equivalent) clinical laboratory geneticist. The successful candidate will have completed an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) fellowship in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics or Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics. Board certification or board-eligibility in Clinical Biochemical Genetics is desirable but not required.
The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist will interpret results of Clinical Genomics testing, including chromosomal microarray, Fragile X testing, NGS panels, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, pharmacogenomics, and cancer genomics. The clinical laboratory geneticist will work collaboratively with the Section Director of Clinical Genomics to develop and optimize testing. The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist provides clinical consultation to providers and continuing education for molecular technologists pertaining to the diagnosis of genetic disease. The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist provides technical operations and quality leadership support as needed, and also participates in lab stewardship program pertaining to high-cost inpatient genomic testing. Active participation in Clinical Genetics conferences and Molecular Tumor Board is expected. Experience with bioinformatics is preferred.
The successful candidate will contribute to the strategic development of our Clinical Genomics laboratory for both Constitutional and Cancer Genomics. Strong skills in test development and interpretation of chromosomal microarray and next-generation sequencing testing is expected. Leadership skills, excellence in communication and professionalism are essential. The successful candidate must be collaborative and show ability to create positive influence with executive leadership, other laboratory section directors, the management team, bioinformatic scientists, variant scientists, laboratory genetic counselors and a wide variety of clinical providers.
Academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix is expected, as a significant portion of time will be dedicated to teaching activities for fellows, residents and students. Additional academic appointments at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix are available. Scholarship, collaborative research, and participation in multidisciplinary teams is expected.
Phoenix Children's provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the United States. The main hospital campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, is a full-service, freestanding, tertiary medical center, currently offering 433 licensed beds, 72 of which are dedicated to pediatric and cardiac intensive care and 33 of which are NICU. We expect over 650 beds in the PCH Healthcare system by end of 2024, following addition of 2 new community hospitals, expansion of the main campus facilities, and expansion of neonatal care. Our main campus features the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, treating about 2,650 patients annually, and a full-range of specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, and oncology/hematology. Phoenix Children’s is a staff of over 4,500, with more than 500 employed physician/advanced practice providers. Additionally, Phoenix Children’s is a teaching hospital, leading the way for the next generation of pediatric providers through residency programs and fellowships, and is actively involved in clinical research, dedicating $10 million annually to support research activities. Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking in all 10 specialties in 2020-21. Phoenix Children’s also consistently ranks on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare and was named the 2018 Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Interested applicants should send a CV, references, and cover letter to:

David Blaha
Talent Acquisition Partner
[email protected]

For inquiries, contact:
Dr. Megan K Dishop
Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Phoenix Children's Hospital
[email protected]

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a CV, references, and cover letter to:

David Blaha
Talent Acquisition Partner
[email protected]

For inquiries, contact:
Dr. Megan K Dishop
Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Phoenix Children's Hospital
[email protected]