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University of Utah Cytogenetics Laboratory Director/DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Cytogenetics Laboratory Director/DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin ASAP


Cytogenetics Laboratory Director/Clinical Pathology Faculty Position

ARUP Laboratories, Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine

The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah is seeking an ABMGG board-certified or board-eligible Cytogeneticist to work as a Medical Director at ARUP Laboratories. The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology with rank based on experience. Required qualifications include a PhD or MD/DO degree, as well as certification or active candidate status in Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Medical Directors working in ARUP’s Cytogenetics and Genomic Microarray laboratories provide high-quality clinical service in genetic and genomic testing across a variety of clinical indications, including postnatal and prenatal diagnostic testing, pregnancy loss, and hematologic and solid tumor testing. Qualified candidates must have competency in chromosome analysis, FISH , and genomic microarray/copy number variant interpretation in both constitutional and oncology settings. Primary responsibilities include test result interpretation and reporting; clinician and client consultation; quality control and quality assurance; residents, fellows, and genetic counseling student’s education; participation in test development and research projects; 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.

Applicants should submit electronically to, a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, and three references. For more information, please contact Erica Andersen, PhD, Section Chief, Cytogenetics and Genomic Microarray, ARUP Laboratories (

About ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah

ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With over 4,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP’s team of genetics experts include laboratory medical directors, PhD scientists, and genetic counselors working across a variety of disciplines including cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, hematopathology, molecular genetic pathology, and anatomic pathology. ARUP provides a comprehensive, evolving genetics test menu that incorporates emerging technologies and clinical discoveries with current patient management recommendations and standards of care, with a focus on appropriate test ordering and utilization management. Medical directors have opportunities to work in a variety of areas to address clinical service, educational, investigational, administrative, and business development needs, as well as collaborate with colleagues working across different clinical laboratory sections and departments within the University of Utah. ARUP is committed to providing high-quality genetic testing services and promotes a culture of excellence in patient care, education, and a culture focused on “doing the right thing,” ensuring respect for patients and our employees. For additional information: and

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

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)

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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 04/26/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02630F

Type Faculty