Associate Director of Biochemical Genetics

Cleveland, Ohio, US
Nov 27, 2021
Position Type
The Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic is seeking a clinical chemist or clinical biochemical geneticist to serve as Associate Director of Biochemical Genetics and join a diverse group of five medical directors and two clinical development scientists. The successful candidate will work with the medical director to provide accurate and timely test results, offer clinical consultations, and provide strategic direction to sustain and grow the laboratory test menu. The biochemical genetics laboratory offers testing in the areas of prenatal serum screening and inborn errors of metabolism, including organic acids, amino acids and acylcarnitines. An interest in developing additional diagnostic testing is highly desired.

The Clinical Biochemistry section is a state-of-the-art facility providing diagnostic and consultative services for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) and is the central laboratory in northeast Ohio. The laboratories in the section include automated chemistry, special chemistry & biochemical genetics, and immunopathology. The section offers ample opportunities for clinical and translational research, innovation, and teaching students, residents, fellows, and allied health staff. The position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package and a collegial work environment. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

For more information, contact Jessica M. Coln-Franco, PhD, Section Head of Clinical Biochemistry ( , 216-314-2518).

  • Review, interpret, and sign-out prenatal serum screening and biochemical genetics tests
  • Provide clinical consultations to health care professionals
  • Collaborate with health care professionals across the organization
  • Involvement in new test development and validation and assist in troubleshooting of laboratory assays
  • Oversee quality and regulatory compliance according to institutional policies and federal, state, and local regulations
  • Scholarly activity in the form of education and scientific publication

  • PhD, DO or MD
  • Board certification or eligibility in Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Biochemical Genetics or High Complexity Laboratory Directorship by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or the American Board of Bioanalysis
  • Experience in the development and validation of clinical biochemistry assays
  • Experience in interpretation and troubleshooting of analytical methodologies

Located in Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Clinic is a world-renowned multispecialty national referral center founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, with a mission of putting patients first, combined with excellence in teaching and research. Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 140 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Cleveland called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals. This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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