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University of Utah Clinical Chemist/Toxicologist - Medical Director of University of Utah Health Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Clinical Chemist/Toxicologist - Medical Director of University of Utah Health Laboratories/ Rank DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The Department of Pathology is seeking a clinical chemist or a clinical pathologist with expertise in clinical chemistry and toxicology. The candidate must have an interest in pursuing a career in academic laboratory medicine.

This faculty member will join the Division of Clinical Pathology as a medical director for University of Utah Health clinical laboratories. The candidate will share responsibility with other medical directors for supporting inpatient and ambulatory laboratory operations. The scope of laboratory testing at these facilities includes routine chemistry, toxicology, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, rapid infectious diagnostic testing, and point-of-care.

The applicant’s expertise in clinical chemistry will support chemistry assay and instrument validation for multiple labs within the University Division, including standardizing methods, technical, and operational processes among clinical lab sites. Additionally, the position will support laboratory and University Health quality improvement, compliance, and accreditation initiatives, and provide consultation to clinicians. Participation in teaching of medical students, pathology residents, and clinical chemistry fellows is expected. Research in applied laboratory medicine in support of the academic mission of the department is also expected.

Applicants require a PhD or MD/DO degree and must be board certified or board eligible ( ABCC or ABP , respectively). Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter and the names and addresses of three references to .

The University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/17/2021

Close Date 12/17/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02872F

Type Faculty