Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

  • Director of Molecular Pathology - Faculty Opportunity

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/20/2019 12:05 PM)
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  • Summary of Position

    Director of Molecular Pathology / Faculty Opportunity

    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Molecular Pathology.


    The Molecular Pathology Laboratory is a diagnostic laboratory that performs cutting-edge clinical molecular tests for a variety of clinical indications. Our Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers a wide range of molecular diagnostic testing in molecular pathology, including among others infectious diseases, diagnosis heredity predisposition to thrombosis and tests for diagnosis and monitoring of lymphomas and solid tumors are being implemented.  There has been more than 50% increase in test volume during last year.


    The Director of Molecular Pathology will participate in day-to-day operations of the molecular pathology laboratory by performing molecular pathology clinical testing for Temple University Hospital. This includes the interpretation and evaluation of test results and the review and sign-out of test reports. You will also conduct consultations with medical services regarding testing needs and results in the areas of Molecular Oncology and Molecular Virology, evaluate the evaluation of the impact of Molecular Pathology testing on therapeutic regimens and correlate Molecular Pathology data with other laboratory tests, and clinical and pathologic findings.


    As the Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, you will also:


    • Develop and monitor the quality assurance program; select appropriate external proficiency testing (PT) programs and determine actions to be taken from PT results;
    • Assess technical staff training and continuing education needs and implementation and evaluate the competency of laboratory personnel;
    • Ensure that established protocols are followed and authorize deviations from established procedures, processes, and protocols when clinically indicated;
    • Monitor remedial actions for effectiveness and direct implementation of necessary remedial actions when test results do not meet established limits of accuracy;
      Direct laboratory compliance with regulatory agencies and implement institutional policy and programs; and plan short-term and long-term laboratory objectives.
    • Follow institutional guidelines and ensure staff compliance with all federal, state, and local safety laws and regulations;
    • Oversee all aspects of technology development and implementation of tests in the laboratory, including evaluation of new procedures, test performance, specimen requirements, equipment requirements, test reagent requirements, control requirements, etc.
    • Develop quality control procedures to ensure reproducibility and accuracy of all test results; identify limitations of the tests employed in the laboratory; develop all technical procedures and validate and approve any necessary changes in technical procedures; and monitor clinical data for ongoing evaluation of the utility of test results.


    Successful applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D., and have certification or eligibility for certification in Molecular Genetics Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics) or Molecular Diagnostics by American Board of Clinical Chemistry or in Molecular Diagnostics by American Board of Bioanalysis.


    Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita online. 


    Please address all applications to: Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, C/O  Julie Brissett, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Temple University School of Medicine, 3420 N. Broad Street, Medical Research Building, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Email; Julie.brissett@tuhs.temple.edu.


    The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teach and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.




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