Director of Genetics

Bloodcenter of Wisconsin
Job Location
638 N. 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Job Description

Under the direction of the Medical Director of Diagnostic Laboratories (DL) and in partnership with the DL laboratory directors and genetic counselors, this position provides genetics and genomics-related clinical and scientific leadership in areas including diagnostic testing for hematologic disorders, evolving practices in clinical laboratory genetics and genomics, gene and variant curation, team-based case review, clinical consultation, and associated assay development.  This role must work effectively with the Medical Director and VP of Diagnostic Laboratories Operations to define research and development priorities, and validate and implement new assays.


This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to strategic planning for the organization, developing goals and plans to support BCW growth initiatives in hematology genetics, as well as to expand an external role as a local and national thought leader, enhancing BCW visibility within the broader genetics community as appropriate to BCW’s domain expertise in hematology.  Additionally, responsibilities include establishing plans that ensure current standards and state-of-the-art processes are utilized, as well as to identify, evaluate, and actualize opportunities for new or improved diagnostic assays, contract research and clinical investigation, in partnership with physicians, scientists, laboratory directors, genetic counselors and management.  


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, clinical laboratory science or related field.  Candidates are also required to be board-certified diplomats of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or eligible to take the board examination within 6 months of hire.

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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. As a not-for-profit organization, BCW specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge basic and clinical research. BCW also provides life-saving blood, organ, tissue and marrow for Wisconsin families. 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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