The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Microbiology Laboratories.
The successful candidate for the position will have a background in medical and clinical microbiology in a university or large health system setting. The associate director will work closely with the Director of Microbiology Laboratories to provide technical innovation and oversight, maintain competency of staff, and consult with clinical services. In addition, the associate director will collaborate with the Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research to develop and validate molecular technologies that advance laboratory diagnosis, and promote understanding of the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases. Other responsibilities include directing the Infectious Diseases Serology section, teaching residents, medical students, and medical technology students. Board certification by the American Board of Pathology or the American Board of Medical Microbiology is required.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes 27 full-time physicians and doctoral scientists, 10 of whom are in the Clinical Pathology and Molecular Pathology Divisions. The Microbiology Laboratories are centralized at Evanston Hospital and serve the entire NorthShore system which includes 4 hospitals (900 beds) and nearly 2000 physicians. The Microbiology Laboratories have 35 FTE’s, state of the art technology, and will be one of the first laboratories in North America to install, validate and use total laboratory automation including bench top and work cell automation.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide quality patient care within a highly successful, expanding organization. NorthShore is a four-hospital tertiary care system with a Level 1 trauma center, cancer center, medical, surgical, and neonatal ICUs and a high-risk OB service. NorthShore is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network; Mayo’s only collaboration of its kind in the Chicago region. NorthShore has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics more than any hospital in the United States. NorthShore offers a state-of-the art EMR and ranks as one of the “Most Wired” hospital systems by Hospital and Health Networks. NorthShore is committed to excellence in its academic mission and supports teaching and research.