Asst Professor

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Pathology

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor/Molecular Pathologist


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Nature of Work:

The Department of Pathology is recruiting a full-time faculty member open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) to support our academic research mission and to provide clinical molecular pathology services at Children’s’ Hospital of Colorado. The Precision Diagnostics Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) performs testing on over 7000 specimens per year and serves the Children’s Hospital, UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, and additional regional hospitals.  The lab performs testing for over 2000 next-generation sequencing (NGS) cancer cases per year and is in the process of expanding NGS offerings for both oncology and constitutional genetics.  On-campus collaborations exist with the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory, which performs clinical molecular testing at the University of Colorado Hospital, and the Colorado Genetics Laboratory, which performs all campus cytogenetics testing. 

Clinical service will be provided for the CHCO Precision Diagnostics Laboratory. Additional expertise/board certification in another area such as Pediatric Pathology, Neuropathology, or Hematopathology is also welcome, but not required, and may account for up to 50% of the FTE. In addition, depending on experience and interest, opportunities exist for leadership development, through laboratory direction and for more hands-on participation in expansion of NGS testing, including integration with laboratory information systems and expansion of partnerships with clinical teams (tumor boards, etc).  Responsibilities also include participation in teaching of rotating residents, Molecular Genetic Pathology fellows, and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellows.

Children’s Hospital Colorado, affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is an independently owned and administered not-for-profit hospital system with 479 inpatient beds that are consistently ranked in the top 10 amongst pediatric hospitals nationwide. Pathology and laboratory medicine at CHCO is provided by 15 subspecialized pathologists (many of whom hold multiple board certifications), 6 clinical scientists, and numerous highly skilled medical technologists and staff. Faculty include 9 board certified pediatric pathologists, 3 molecular pathologists, 2 hematopathologists, 1 neuropathologist, 4 transfusion medicine physicians, and 1 chemical pathologist. The anatomic pathology service processes over 7000 surgical pathology specimens, with network of care expansion occurring within the next months to include an additional 2-3000 specimens. Each year over 600 bone marrow biopsies, over 300 neuropathology specimens, and 50-70 autopsies are received. The clinical laboratory performs high complexity testing with a comprehensive testing menu, processing over 1.2 million specimens each year.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at:

Assistant Professor $130,000 to $225,000

Associate Professor $212,000 to $290,000

Professor $250,000 to $310,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

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Diversity and Equity:

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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:

Assistant Professor-

MD, DO or MD/PhD eligible or certified by the American Board of Pathology (or equivalent) in Anatomic Pathology (dual Clinical Pathology certification preferred but not required), with additional board certification/eligibility in Molecular Pathology. Experience with NGS platforms, cancer genomics, and interpretation and reporting of molecular oncology results will be important skills


Associate Professor-

Same as above with 5 years of faculty experience at academic medical center and independent research or peer reviewed publications commensurate with rank. Candidates who have independent research effort will be considered as long as they have transferable research funding from external sources and the department has available resources including space and start up at the time of recruitment.


Professor –

Same as above but with six years of appointment as Associate Professor at an Academic Medical Center/Department of Pathology commensurate with appointment as Professor in the Department of Pathology.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 13, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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