Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
The Division of Laboratory Medicine within the Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia invites applications for an academically-oriented clinical microbiologist to serve as Associate Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology. Laboratory areas of Clinical Microbiology include specimen processing, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, virology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular microbiology, special pathogens (Ebola Treatment Facility support), and limited parasitology. Our laboratory supports the infectious disease testing needs for the UVA Health System, including the Emily Couric Cancer Center, UVA Children’s Hospital, and a wide variety of associated outpatient facilities. The open position includes a significant leadership role in COVID testing for the UVA student population and for community surveillance.
The successful candidate will share laboratory responsibilities with the Director by providing medical and technical innovation and oversight, and consulting with clinical staff. They will support quality initiatives, contribute to educational programs (primarily pathology residents, infectious disease fellows, and medical technologists), lead assay development and validation, and develop collaborative and/or independent research activities. Dynamic relationships can be expected with colleagues in Laboratory Medicine, Anatomic Pathology, and Experimental Pathology, as well as a variety of other departments, to include Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, Orthopedics, and Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health.
Interested candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree, and be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Medical Microbiology or the American Board of Pathology, as applicable. Those with fellowship training in Medical and Public Health Microbiology are encouraged to apply. Academic rank includes Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A strong background in the development, validation, implementation, and oversight of molecular and infectious disease immunologic diagnostic tests as well as point of care testing is highly desirable. In addition, the applicant must also demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to develop and accomplish laboratory goals, provide effective departmental leadership, and successfully interact with external contacts, including medical, nursing, and administrative staff. Applicants with a respect for diversity and a passion for making a positive impact on the world in a collaborative environment are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Clinical Microbiology team at the University of Virginia Health System is part of an integrated Department of Pathology https://med.virginia.edu/pathology/ with successful programs in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and vibrant educational programs for medical students, residents and fellows.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
Priority application review will begin December 16, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for requisition # R0019717. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0019717. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume” box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check.
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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.