Clinical Chemistry

Published by daniel, on October 06, 2017

Clinical Chemistry

Fellowship

A clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellowship position is available at University of Pennsylvania. This is a two-year fellowship position, available starting July 1, 2018.
 
The Clinical Chemistry fellow will rotate through various laboratories at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. These laboratories include the core laboratory, endocrinology, toxicology, point-of-care testing, and satellite laboratories. Elective rotations in selected laboratory areas of interest will also be provided. The fellow will study proper testing procedures (specimen collection and processing), methodology, and clinical correlation of testing. Small research projects including, but not limited to, method development and clinical case study will also be assigned.

The fellow will also develop skills in management, take on-call duty, and conduct self-initiated research approved by the program director. The fellow will gradually assume greater responsibilities in the clinical service laboratories. The fellow will review and address laboratory management and patient care problems. The fellow is expected to obtain board certification in Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) by the end of the fellowship.

Prerequisites

Doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, or PharmD and equivalent) at accredited institutions are required for admission into the program. Individuals with doctoral degrees in the following and other relevant life science areas are encouraged to apply: Clinical Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Genetics.

Candidates should have met 30-hour minimum requirement of undergraduate and/or graduate level biochemistry or chemistry courses, which is required for ABCC certification. Previous experience in clinical chemistry is not required but strong interests in laboratory medicine and research is required.

Procedures

Interested applicants should first submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the program director: ClinChemFellowship@uphs.upenn.edu
Candidates selected to proceed to the next step of application will be asked to submit 1) copies of credentials, 2) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 3) three letters of reference to the program director.

In addition, the applicants will need to complete an application form for the specific position. Applicants with education obtained at institutions outside of the U.S. or Canada must, at their expense, have their credentials evaluated by acceptable agencies.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Faculty

Program Directors

Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Chief of Clinical Chemistry, Director of Core Automation Laboratory at HUP
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chemistry, POCT, Toxicology, TDM, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular Diagnostics

Michael J. Bennett, PhD, FRCPath, PACB
Chief of Laboratory Medicine, Director of Michael J. Palmiere Metabolic Laboratory at CHOP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pediatric Laboratory medicine, Pediatric Metabolic disease diagnosis

Other Faculty

Leslie Shaw, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Director of Toxicology Laboratory at HUP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Toxicology, mass spectrometry

Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD
Associate Director of Toxicology Laboratory at HUP
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology
Laboratory Medicine, Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology

Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
Director of Endocrinology Laboratory at HUP
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology
Laboratory Medicine, Cardiac Biomarkers, Clinical Chemistry, and Pathology Informatics,

Adam Bagg, MD
Director of Hematology at HUP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology and Hematology/Hematopathology
Laboratory Hematology; Laboratory Evaluation of Hematologic Diseases, Leukemias, Lymphomas, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Molecular Pathology, Myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma

Douglas Cines, MD
Director of Coagulation Laboratory at HUP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology
Coagulation, Immune hematological disorders

Malek Kamoun, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Immunology and Histocompatibility Laboratories at HUP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology and Immunopathology
Clinical laboratory Immunology Clinical Histocompatibility testing

Jason Rosenbaum, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in AP/CP and Molecular Genetic Pathology
Molecular Diagnostics

Tracey Polsky, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at CHOP
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology
Clinical Pathology, Clinical Chemistry

Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD
Assistant Director of Hematology and Coagulation Laboratories at CHOP
Associate Director, Resident Training, Clinical Pathology
ABP Board-certified in Clinical Pathology
Hematology, Coagulation