Assistant/Associate Laboratory Director

Organization
Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine
Job Location
Cambridge, MA 02139
Job Description

The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) at Partners Personalized Medicine, an academic clinical laboratory affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and the Departments of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), is seeking to fill a position as Assistant (or Associate depending on experience) Laboratory Director. An academic appointment in Pathology at MGH or BWH and an appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level at Harvard Medical School would accompany the laboratory appointment. The LMM is a CLIA-approved molecular diagnostic lab, located in Cambridge, MA, that performs genetic and genomic tests for a variety of disorders. This position has the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for oversight and sign out of molecular genetic tests in the areas of inherited and somatic disorders, including whole genome and exome sequencing
  • May directly contribute to development and validation of new molecular diagnostic tests
  • Works with genetic counselors on clinical interpretation and communication, as well as test education and marketing
  • Involved in teaching fellows, residents and other affiliated Harvard Medical School trainees
  • Opportunities to develop or become involved in research studies in genomic medicine and gene discovery
  • Will have a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School with opportunity for academic promotion
Requirements

The Assistant/Associate Laboratory Director should possess excellent organizational and managerial skills, as well as initiative, independence and problem-solving abilities, and the ability to interact effectively with a large user base of clinicians and academic investigators. The applicant must have a PhD or MD and ABMG certification or active candidacy in Clinical Molecular Genetics or ABMG/ABP certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology.

About Our Organization

Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine (formerly known as the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine or PCPGM) is a division of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care system founded by Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital, both Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the largest independent hospital recipients of National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding in the United States.

Partners Personalized Medicine was founded in 2001 by Partners HealthCare and Harvard Medical School (HMS) as the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics. The center was launched before completion of the Human Genome Project as an early commitment to, and in recognition of, the potential for genomic knowledge to dramatically improve health care.  This mission, to better understand and harness the unique genetic and genomic makeup of individuals to improve their health, continues today.

As a part of the Partners HealthCare system, and through its affiliation with Harvard Medical School, Partners Personalized Medicine is uniquely positioned to leverage the talent and resources of Partners HealthCare system and impact the research and clinical activities of one of the largest and most transformative health care systems in the country.

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