Job Information

University of Utah Section of Transfusion Medicine/Medical Director of ARUP Blood Services in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Section of Transfusion Medicine/Medical Director of ARUP Blood Services/ Rank DOQ

Department 00247 - Pathology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The Transfusion Medicine Section at the University of Utah is seeking an academically oriented Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine physician at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to serve as Medical Director of ARUP Blood Services. Candidates must be board-certified AP/CP or CP only pathologists with board certification/eligibility in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.

Expertise in overseeing a blood donor center is required. Duties will include medical direction of ARUP Blood Services, which is an FDA -registered blood center and the dedicated supplier to University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Clinical and research interests in areas such as data-driven quality management, novel blood components, genomics, immunohematology, and/or infectious diseases is desirable. The relative distribution of research / teaching / administrative duties / patient care responsibilities will be tailored to the successful applicant’s experience and career goals.

In addition to ARUP Blood Services Donor Center, the Transfusion Medicine Section at the University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories includes an FDA -registered hospital-based Transfusion Service (Blood Bank) and an AABB accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory ( IRL ) serving clients throughout the United States. The primary clinical/administrative role of the successful applicant will involve ARUP Blood Services with the possibility of Transfusion Service/ IRL clinical coverage.

University of Utah Health is a national leader in value-based healthcare and, as such, fosters a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment to continuously improve quality. ARUP Laboratories is an internationally renowned academic reference laboratory with 5000 employees that processes 55,000+ samples each day. The University of Utah Hospital is a 481-bed tertiary care hospital and Huntsman Cancer Center is a 100-bed National Cancer Care Network hospital. Approximately 16,000 red blood cells and 30,000 total blood component transfusions occur annually at both centers. Clinical services include level 1 trauma, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, solid organ transplant, complex cardiac surgery, high-risk obstetrics, critical care, and more.

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 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

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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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 09/21/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02765F

Type Faculty