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University of Utah Microbial Sequencing and Virology Medical Director/Rank DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Microbial Sequencing and Virology Medical Director/Rank DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin ASAP


Microbial Sequencing and Virology Medical Director/Clinical Pathology Faculty Position

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

The University of Utah (U of U) is seeking qualified individuals to apply for Medical Director of the Microbial Sequencing and Virology sections within ARUP Laboratories. These sections offer diagnostic consultative services with comprehensive testing for organism identification and antimicrobial resistance detection. In addition, the Division has both ACGME - and CPEP -accredited fellowship programs in Medical Microbiology. More information about ARUP and the Clinical Microbiology Division can be viewed here (

Responsibilities of the Medical Director include scientific and regulatory oversight of the clinical laboratory including test development and quality improvements. The position requires collaboration with other faculty and staff in the Division to advance the clinical, research, and educational mission of the U of U and ARUP . There is an expectation for teaching and oversight of rotating residents and fellows. Additionally, applicants should have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and be willing to work closely with various clinical services and ARUP clients. The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment, at a rank commensurate with experience, in the Department of Pathology within the U of U’s School of Medicine. Relative distribution of research, teaching, administrative duties and clinical responsibilities will be tailored to the applicant’s experience and career goals.

Candidates must have a M.D., Ph.D., or M.D. / Ph.D and be board-certified or board-eligible in Medical Microbiology by either the American Board of Pathology or American Board of Medical Microbiology. Significant clinical experience with laboratory-developed molecular diagnostics for viruses, metagenomic sequencing and molecular data analytics are strongly preferred.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of career goals and the contact information of three references electronically to

Other inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kimberly Hanson, Chair of the Search Committee (

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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 05/19/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02650F

Type Faculty