The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — Assistant Professor, Genomic Diagnostics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure academic-clinician track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Clinical Bioinformatics. Responsibilities include serving as Director of Bioinformatics within the Division of Genomic Diagnostics (DGD) whose primary role is to lead and coordinate the bioinformatics efforts essential to DGD. The Bioinformatics Director is responsible for leading the bioinformatics group within the division as well as development of computational tools for constitutional and somatic sequence and copy number variation analysis and interpretation, lab workflow automation, clinical integration, computational infrastructure, and standards and policies as they relate to Bioinformatics. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree with specialization in clinical bioinformatics and computer science. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and clinical care. Additionally, three or more years of leadership experience in the field of clinical bioinformatics is required. Experience with Next Generation Sequencing and related bioinformatics tools and packages is required.

Testing and clinical responsibilities will include working with the Division Chief and Laboratory Directors to support bioinformatics operations and development of molecular and/or cytogenetic/cytogenomic testing for our Pediatric population. We are interested in candidates with a strong proven background in cancer and/or constitutional testing. The primary practice location is the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Participation in a broad spectrum of departmental teaching activities including medical students, graduate students, residents, pathology house-staff, and fellows, and at interdepartmental conferences is an integral component of this position. Academic Clinicians must demonstrate excellence in teaching and clinical abilities. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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