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University of Utah Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics Medical Director in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Track Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin


The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories are inviting applications from individuals with a strong interest in building an academic career in Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics. Applicants should hold either an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree and be board-certified or eligible in Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

ARUP is a comprehensive, high-complexity reference laboratory that serves a diverse clientele. Our clients include over half of the nation’s university teaching hospitals, children’s hospitals, major commercial laboratories, military and government facilities, and numerous community hospitals. As a result, our laboratory receives a wide variety of specimen types and testing requests. We provide an extensive range of testing options, encompassing both traditional techniques and specialized, esoteric testing in the field of laboratory diagnostics.

The successful candidate must have competency in chromosome analysis, FISH , and genomic microarray/copy number variant interpretation in both constitutional and oncology settings. Primary responsibilities include clinical test result interpretation and reporting; quality control and assurance; laboratory test development; teaching and training of fellows and residents; and committee service. The ideal candidate will have a strong clinical and academic background appropriate to their level of training and experience, as well as excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

Interested candidates should submit electronically to :

A curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing experience and current and future interests, and the names and contact information of three individuals who could provide letters of recommendation.

Please contact Dr. Erica Andersen ( ) with any questions.

The University of Utah Health (U of U 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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

Online reports may be submitted at


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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 11/27/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN03419F

Type Faculty