Associate / Medical Director Molecular Oncology & Genetics

BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Job Location
638 North 18th Street
P.O. Box 2178
Milwaukee, WI 53201

BloodCenter offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Medical Director, Diagnostic Laboratories (DL) and in partnership with the Directors of Molecular Oncology and Molecular Diagnostics, this position provides clinical and scientific direction to the Molecular Oncology (MOL) and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories (MDL), including case review, clinical consultation, and associated assay development.  This key role must work effectively with the Medical Director and VP of Diagnostic Laboratories Operations to define research and development priorities, validate and implement new assays, and to provide leadership and management to the laboratory.


We will rely on you to shares in strategic planning for the organization; develops goals and plans for Molecular Oncology and Genetics to support BCW growth initiatives.  Duties include identifying, evaluating, and actualizing opportunities for new or improved diagnostic assays, in partnership with physicians, scientists, laboratory directors and management.  Also responsible for establishing local and national thought leadership in areas of expertise.


We are looking for team members who will embrace our values of EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, LEARNING, RESPECT, INNOVATION and SERVICE.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Candidates must be a M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical training and board certification in anatomic and/or clinical pathology.  Position also requires an additional certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology or Clinical Molecular Genetics.  Familiarity with the scientific fields relevant to molecular oncology and genetics required including molecular biology, genetics and pathology with strong knowledge/competence in at least one is also required.


Laboratory experience in molecular oncology or genetics in a research or clinical setting required.  Experience in test development, validation, and implementation a must.  Successful candidates must meet requirements to serve as a medical director of a high-complexity laboratory per CLIA and New York State regulations.  Experience in translational research and technology transfer as evidenced by grant support or publications, and knowledge of regulatory compliance and quality systems in patient care settings required.


Successful candidates will have an in depth understanding of clinical medicine, especially in the areas of oncology and genetics.  Strong technical background with demonstrated ability to innovate, develop new tests, and apply new technologies is a must.  Demonstrated skill in project management required, as is a strong analytical ability to evaluate and ensure accuracy of data related to quality control and continuous process improvement.

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About Our Organization

As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW) contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization, by virtue of the expertise, diversity and innovation that reside within each of its service areas. BCW provides life-saving blood, organ, tissue and marrow for Wisconsin families. As a not-for-profit organization, BCW specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge basic and clinical research. In collaboration with its many partners, including hospitals, health care providers, blood drive sponsors, researchers, philanthropic supporters and volunteers, BCW is privileged to serve patients locally and throughout the world.

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