Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab



Job Posting

Director of Toxicology, Clinical Chemist

Company:Lifespan / Brown University
Location:Providence, RI
Position:Director of Toxicology, Clinical Chemist


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Lifespan Academic Medical Center (The Miriam Hospital and the Rhode Island Hospital) is seeking a Director of Toxicology (Clinical Chemistry) with faculty appointment at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The successful candidate must qualify for a full time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Applicants with an M.D. degree must obtain a medical license from the State of Rhode Island and be board certified in Clinical Pathology with subspecialty certification in Chemical Pathology or equivalent experience. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree must be certified by the American Association of Clinical Chemistry or the National Registry of Certified Chemists, and qualified to serve as a clinical laboratory scientist in Rhode Island; at least five years of experience is preferred.

The Director of Toxicology will provide coordinated scientific direction, and technical and administrative oversight of Toxicology. In addition, s/he will develop and provide interpretation-based consultative services to client physicians, support test utilization management efforts, enhance the computational pathology of test results and interfaces with the electronic medical record, maintain the laboratories in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies, and provide up-to-date implementation of advanced technologies and their application in improving the quality and productivity of toxicology services. The director will develop and maintain an academic, collaborative and educational relationship with the state/regional poison control center. Further, the director will participate in all quality control and quality assurance programs. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in computational pathology and the development of big data analytics/diagnostic algorithms in laboratory medicine.

This position includes involvement in conferences with clinical departments in the hospitals and at Brown University. The director will be expected to develop and maintain an independent research program in the general area of clinical chemistry or subspecialty, or computational pathology. S/he will be expected to participate in teaching residents and fellows, supervising clerkships for medical students at Brown University, and/or providing instructional support to the medical technologist training program in the Department of Pathology. Candidates should have experience in a university hospital or comparable institution with an active clinical chemistry service. Applicants appointed as Associate Professor must have a national reputation and scholarly achievements appropriate to this rank.

Lifespan Laboratories serves multiple hospitals with over 1,000 tertiary care hospital beds, and outpatient clinics. It provides an extensive reference laboratory service throughout Rhode Island and surrounding states. Lifespan is a leader in implementing state-of-the-art robotics for high-volume automated chemistry testing, and is the primary teaching affiliate for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The Miriam Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities, women and protected persons.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is hired or the search is closed.
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