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Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Clinical Pathology

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/18/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Clinical Pathology

Requisition Number

Working Title
Clinical Pathologist/Clinical Chemist

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

PhD, MD, DO or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching students at all levels in an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of pathology and laboratory medicine practices in a variety of clinical, teaching and research environments.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in scholarly activity evidenced by peer review publications and investigative experience.

Required License/Registration/Certification
  • Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree.
  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) certification/eligibility in Clinical Chemistry or American Board of Pathology (ABP) Certification in Clinical Pathology preferably with subspecialization in Clinical Chemistry.
  • Licensed in Kentucky as required for provider.

Job Summary

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is currently seeking an experienced clinical chemist to assume directorship of a ComACC-accredited Clinical Chemistry post-doctoral Fellowship in addition to other leadership roles. Significant experience in high complexity clinical lab/director functions in support of an academic medical center clinical services and translational programs is preferred. Interested candidates must have a PhD or MD/DO and be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or the American Board of Pathology. Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate would join an academic hospital-based practice and engage in active laboratory management, teaching, and collaborative research programs. This open rank position is available immediately and will remain open until the appropriate individual is recruited.

Responsibilities will include clinical service (oversight of one or more of the clinical chemistry laboratories), teaching (primarily pathology residents and clinical chemistry fellows), and collaborative and/or independent research activities.

The Clinical Chemistry team at the University of Kentucky Medical Center is part of an integrated department of pathology with successful programs in anatomic and clinical pathology, a vibrant educational program for medical students, residents and fellows, including a COMACC accredited clinical chemistry fellowship and research affiliations with the Markey Cancer Center. 

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

Applicants should apply via the UK Jobs site here: and include an up to date curriculum vitae and letter of interest. Please have three letters of reference emailed to:

C. Darrell Jennings, MD

Professor and Chairman

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


University of Kentucky Medical Center is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience
  • Ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of this department.
  • Knowledge of laboratory test interpretation, laboratory stewardship, and point of care testing

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.