West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Laboratory Medicine (PALM), located in Morgantown, WV, seeks an academically oriented doctoral level scientist, non-tenure track, to serve as the Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Technical Director for appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.
This position is responsible for operations of the WVU Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that is the central molecular diagnostic laboratory for the WVU Health System. Dedicated technical staff perform both conventional and advanced molecular diagnostic assays.
Duties: This position will play a key role in leading change and innovation by developing and validating new tests, including NGS assays, to support the clinical care of WVU Medicine patients and outreach clients. This position is responsible for providing management and regulatory oversight of technical operations, which includes oversight of quality control, competency assessment, proficiency testing, and instruments maintenance. Depending on the training and experience of the candidate, the position may also have clinical responsibilities in the WVU Cytogenetics Laboratory to include reviewing and preparing reports for cytogenetic cases (e.g., karyotypes, FISH and microarray studies). Educational responsibilities include on-going teaching of residents, medical students, fellows and other students as appropriate.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.