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University of Utah Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director/Rank DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director/Rank DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories is seeking applicants with the skills and interests to develop a strong academic career focused on molecular genetics. The successful applicant will have experience in molecular genetics laboratory testing, clinical assay development and validation, quality control and quality assurance, interpretation of laboratory test results, and consultation with physicians and other health care providers.

Applicants require a MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree. Candidates should be ABMGG board-certified or eligible in Molecular Genetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics; or Molecular Genetics Pathology (with experiences in inherited disease). The successful candidate will have clinical and administrative responsibilities in the Molecular Genetics Division of ARUP Laboratories and he/she will be expected to contribute to our research and teaching mission. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.

Interested candidate 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. For more information, please contact Rong Mao, MD, Section Chief, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, ARUP Laboratories (; (801) 583-2787 x3165).

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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


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 08/06/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02298F

Type Faculty

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