Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine #21533

Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 00775410                                                                                     

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine, has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor to work at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) Biobank Laboratory on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty, and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus, and its well-established partnerships in business, industry, and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colorado, it is one of the newest education, research, and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, the University of Colorado trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research, and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. 

Nature of Work:  

The Assistant Professor / CCPM Biobank Clinical Laboratory Associate Director will be responsible for delivering the next generation of personalized medicine. The position reports to the certified Clinical Laboratory Director and responsibilities include high complexity technical and clinical case review, variant classification and sign out of routine and complex clinical test reports. The ideal candidate autonomously provides technical interpretation of genetic testing results, validation and implementation of new assays, assay troubleshooting, technical consultation to laboratory staff, participation in QA responsibilities, and review of SOPs. The Assistant Professor represents the University of Colorado in a professional manner and adheres to HIPAA requirements specific to the position. This position requires ABMGG-board eligibility/certification, or equivalent.

Examples of Work Performed:

Clinical Genetic Testing:

·       With ABMGG-board certification or board eligible status under the direction of the ABMGG-certified CCPM Biobank Clinical Laboratory Director, review and sign out clinical genetic test results.

·       Clinical Exome analysis lead – responsible, in collaboration with CCPM Biobank Clinical Laboratory Director, for the clinical variant interpretation team.

·       Direct and manage day-to-day clinical laboratory operations, including laboratory staff, equipment, and methods.

      Participate in working groups of related or associated professionals.

Regulatory and Compliance Initiatives:

·       Oversee CLIA certification and CAP accreditation maintenance activities required to clinical return of results to CCPM Biobank participants and other test subjects.

·       Ensure the CCPM Biobank Laboratory maintains compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

·       Provide oversight for quality control and quality assurance as appropriate, including establishing quality standards for new tests and procedures.

·       Interact with external regulatory agencies, committees, and auditors.

·       Ensure that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory.

·       Annually review Standard Operating Procedures.

Test Development:

·       Lead and direct personnel in the documentation of test validation, Standard Operating Procedures, and Laboratory Policies.


·       Interact collaboratively with other departments, laboratory staff, and external partners.

·       Participate in new test development and validation.

·       Design experiments and analyze and interpret results in both clinical and research environments.

·       Review scientific literature and attend scientific meetings

       Supervision Exercised:

         2 Variant Scientists (1 initially) – responsible for clinical variant interpretation and curation from CCPM Biobank participant exome data.    Clinical Bioinformatician (1/2 FTE initially) – facilitates the delivery of new informatics, pipelines, analysis, and visualization tools for laboratory molecular tests.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $150,000.  

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

    PhD or MD with FACMG or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics certification (board-eligible candidates are acceptable)Must qualify as a Laboratory Director as promulgated by CLIA 42 CFR 493.1443: Standard; Laboratory director qualifications
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 6, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time