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University of Utah Molecular Pathologist/Scientific Director of Solid Tumor Oncology NGS and Bioinformatics/Rank DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Molecular Pathologist/Scientific Director of Solid Tumor Oncology NGS and Bioinformatics/Rank DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The University of Utah Department of Pathology is recruiting a full-time faculty molecular pathologist to serve as Scientific Director of Solid Tumor Oncology NGS and Biocomputing. This position will be primarily based at ARUP Laboratories and at the senior ranks of Associate Professor or Professor in either the clinical or tenure track, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. Appropriate individuals should have M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. degrees and be board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Extensive prior experience with the design and implementation of NGS based assays and related informatics in the oncology field (solid tumor and/or hematological malignancies) will be essential.

ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory owned and operated by the University of Utah Department of Pathology offering molecular testing of solid tumors on a variety of platforms, including next generation (massively parallel) sequencing. The successful candidate will lead an interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and support genomics assays for solid tumor oncology. Responsibilities include oversight of scientific and technical operations for research and development personnel, as well as the clinical genomics laboratory. The candidate will also participate in the clinical molecular oncology sign-out service and in the educational, academic and research missions of the University. Ample opportunities are available for collaboration with world-class research groups at the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and in the Department of Human Genetics. Salt Lake City, Utah is a diverse and vibrant community and offers numerous opportunities for an active lifestyle in a spectacular natural environment.

Applicants should submit electronically to,,

a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, and the names and addresses of three references.

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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 11/20/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02376F

Type Faculty