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Clinical Assistant Professor - Molecular Lab (79140)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Clinical Assistant Professor - Molecular Lab (79140)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Aug 10, 2021

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position (non-tenure, clinical track). 

Primary responsibilities will involve clinical service in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine’s Molecular Pathology Laboratory, teaching, and scholarly activities. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the medical director and in conjunction with the laboratory to promote the mission and vision, which includes maintaining and developing new next generation sequencing (NGS) assays for oncology, whole genome and exome sequencing. Responsibilities will also include all NGS data management in the laboratory, starting with data production from sequencers, analysis, annotation, report generation, and results transfer into the EMR (Epic).

The University of Florida/Shands Health Care affiliated institutions present a rich diversity of inpatient and outpatient clinical material. The successful applicant will contribute to medical student, resident and fellowship training in accredited programs within Pathology. Scholarly study and investigation in the applicant’s area of interest is expected. Rank and salary are negotiable, commensurate with experience.


Minimum Requirements:   Applicants must have an M.D., D.O., or Ph.D. degree with 3 years of work or training in a clinical laboratory running oncology NGS and pharmacogenomic assays. In-depth knowledge of molecular biology and demonstrated ability to develop NGS assays for clinical diagnostic purposes is required. M.D. or D.O. applicants should be board certified or eligible in Molecular Genetic Pathology and possess or be eligible for a Florida medical license. Ph.D. applicants should have American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - Molecular Biology (MB) certification and be eligible or possess a valid Clinical Laboratory Supervisor (Molecular Pathology) license for the state of Florida.

Preferred Qualifications:  Published research in molecular biology is desirable from Ph.D. candidates. Experience in laboratory leadership and with Epic Beaker is a plus.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply online and upload a curriculum vitae, a letter outlining interests, and list of references.  Applicants chosen for interviews will need to provide three (3) letters of reference which may be uploaded with the application or sent directly to Dr. Ericka Olgaard Search Committee Chair, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine,  [email protected]  

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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