Faculty Position in Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory (Academic Track)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 47891.00 - 400000.00
Internal Number: 352436
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School seeks a fulltime clinical microbiologist to join a team of faculty in the clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratory. Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. Candidates must have demonstrated ability in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Minimum requirements are an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Clinical pathology residency training or clinical microbiology post-doctoral training is required. Applicants should be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology (preferably with sub-specialty qualification in Medical Microbiology) or by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Physician applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in Minnesota.
The clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratory provides all diagnostic testing for the M Health Fairview system (several hospitals and clinics). The laboratory menu embraces all areas of conventional microbiology, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, many qualitative bacterial and viral PCR and array assays, as well as quantitative viral load assays. Serologic infectious diseases assays are also supervised by the laboratory directors. The laboratory technical work is staffed by three supervisors, four technical specialists, nine senior technologists (tech leads), and 72 Clinical Laboratory Scientists (medical technologists), including two Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Candidates will also participate in medical student, resident and fellow education, and are encouraged to pursue a research program that leads to a national/international reputation of excellence. Clinical responsibilities, on-call duties and conferences are shared with other members of the microbiology faculty.
Academic time will be used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate’s area of specialty/research expertise. Preferred candidates will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.
The University of Minnesota is a large and diverse university and medical school with a large subspecialty practice plan of over 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, University of Minnesota Physicians. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is home to a large number of anatomic and clinical pathology faculty as well as many basic science faculty involved in research, undergraduate and graduate education. The department also has an ACGME approved residency program and eight ACGME approved fellowships. More information about the department can be found at http://www.med.umn.edu/pathology/.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.