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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Clinical Genomics Program

Stanford University
Job Location
320 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
Job Description




ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR (Medical Center Line Professoriate, or Clinician Educator Line)


The Stanford Department of Pathology seeks an outstanding new faculty member to join our expanding Clinical Genomics Program. Duties will include sign-out responsibilities for germline panels in cardiology, neurology, cancer and whole genome testing, oversight of test development, participation in quality management activities, oversight of residents and fellows, and participation in genomic review boards for both Stanford Health Care and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. The successful applicant will need to be capable of leading a team of biocurators, bioinformaticians, genetic counselors, clinical laboratory scientists, and trainees; as well as capable of interfacing with the health care team and clinical genetics experts.


Stanford Medicine is committed to lead the biomedical revolution in precision health, and recognizes that success in achieving this vision will require world-class innovation and method development for patient care across all aspects of clinical genomics. The Department of Pathology fully embraces this inspired vision as we collaborate closely with our colleagues in Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, and Stanford University School of Medicine. We are seeking an experienced and ambitious colleague who is enthusiastic about our vision and committed to our collaborative approach. If you are interested in advancing precision health at one of the greatest universities in the world, situated in the most dynamic and entrepreneurial region of the U.S., and currently undergoing major inpatient and outpatient expansions, then join us.


The major criteria for appointment in the Medical Center Line are excellence in clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and the major criteria for appointment in the Clinician Educator Line are excellence in clinical care and clinical teaching. There are many opportunities for MCL faculty to develop independent or collaborative programs in clinical, translational or basic research. CE faculty are encouraged to participate in research programs, as their clinical and educational responsibilities permit. Faculty line and rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


Successful candidates will join the faculty in the Department of Pathology, which currently includes a Nobel laureate, multiple members of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, and many other investigators with national and international distinctions. In addition to its outstanding research program, the Department of Pathology is responsible annually for over 3.8 million laboratory tests and 60,000 anatomic pathology specimens, and educates outstanding graduate students, residents, and fellows.


Candidates must hold an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD applicants must have board certification in Anatomic Pathology and/or Clinical Pathology, MGP certification or equivalent, and must hold or acquire a license to practice medicine in the State of California. PhD applicants must be ABMGG board-certified or board-eligible in Clinical Molecular Genetics or equivalent certification and hold or acquire a California Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist or Scientist license.


Applicants should submit his or her curriculum vitae, cover letter, and brief description of plans for future research and names of five references at


The cover letter should be addressed to James Zehnder, MD, Professor and Search Committee Chair, by October 1, 2019.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit his or her curriculum vitae, cover letter, and brief description of plans for future research and names of five references at

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