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Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

January 8, 2019

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is seeking a full-time clinical chemist to join the department in the role of Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry. Candidates must be PhD clinical chemists with board certification/eligibility from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or the equivalent. Candidates must have strong analytical, consultative and communicative skills in all aspects of clinical chemistry. Experience in the development and oversight of mass spectrometry assays and the interpretation of clinical toxicology results are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative team of two additional clinical chemists in the oversight of the main hospital laboratory which serves a 400-bed tertiary care teaching hospital as well as an physician office laboratories located across the southern tier of New Hampshire. The main clinical laboratory performs approximately 4.5 million tests annually and includes specialized testing in the areas of endocrinology, infectious disease serology, immunology and toxicology.

A demonstrable ability to teach students, residents and fellows is also required to support the academic mission of the department. The successful candidate will participate in the instruction of pathology residents, undergraduate medical technology students and clinical chemistry fellows as part of the ComACC accredited fellowship program faculty.

Academic rank at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will be commensurate with experience and academic record of accomplishment.


Minimum Requirements:

Board certified or board eligible

PhD in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution. Board certification must be a department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved certification.

Particular emphasis on clinical toxicology is strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum five (5) years of related work experience.

Particular consideration will also be given to candidates who also have board certification or eligibility in another area of laboratory medicine.

Has the education, training and experience required by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) to direct a high complexity laboratory in their specialty.

Experience with Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR), current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Memorandums and Guidances, The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation requirements, College of American Pathology (CAP) accreditation requirements and good medical practice.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI- designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 5 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.

Candidates are requested to apply on our recruitment site:


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Joseph Rudolf