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Assoc Director, Cytogenetics more...
Location:Duarte, CA
Company:City of Hope
First posted:May 05, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Requisition ID: 9723

Job Title: Associate Director, Cytogenetics

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Assistant or Associate Director of Cytogenetics will work in conjunction with the current Director who has the ultimate authority and responsibility for the Cytogenetics Department.  The role will help provide direction and leadership for the administrative, technical and scientific responsibilities of the Department of Cytogenetics.  It will focus primarily on clinical service, with experience-based input into translational research and the cytogenetics research core facility

Ideally, the candidate should have extensive knowledge of cytogenetic technical troubleshooting, with experience in system analysis, project management, computer software, time management, and institutional best practices as they relate to the field of cancer cytogenetics.  Major responsibilities include:

  • Reviews, writes, and interprets cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic laboratory results; communicates final report to medical staff.
  • Selects, implements, and/or develops departmental procedures following all regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains and fosters fiscal strength of the department by improving efficiency, developing new clinical assays and increasing revenue-producing tests. 
  • Maintains licensure and a constant state of readiness for all unannounced State, CAP, JCAHO, and other regulatory inspections.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. Clinical Cytogeneticist is required.
  • A minimum of at least 5 years of clinical cytogenetic experience; preferably at a Director level and in cancer cytogenetics.
  • Must be boarded by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Cytogenetics.
  • Ideally must have a State of California Clinical Cytogeneticist license.
  • Thorough knowledge of ISCN nomenclature and excellent detail-oriented work habits.
  • Excellent English language skills, both oral and written.
  • Thorough knowledge of State, CAP, JCAHO, and institutional policies and procedures for directing a clinical laboratory. 
  • Must have ability to provide objective input on operational issues and have an understanding of a broad set of problem-solving methods.

 Relocation assistance may apply for this opportunity.  

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.#LI-RA

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