The Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry. Clinical chemistry employs chemical, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications in the assessment of health and disease. These laboratory data are used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease, and guiding therapy in clinical medicine. This training program will prepare the successful candidate for a career in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Fellows are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination by the completion of the program.
Essential functions include:
- Participate and manage clinical research projects in Clinical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry & Pharmacogenomics that includes research, development, and validation of emerging biomarkers in clinical laboratory medicine, especially in the areas of pharmacogenomics, therapeutic drug management and cardiology. Perform method validations and assist in implementation of new clinical chemistry and mass spectrometry tests. Provide consultations of clinical chemistry testing under the supervision of the laboratory director. Collaborate with clinical researchers to develop and provide appropriate clinical testing required for translational research projects as directed by the laboratory director.
- Participate in the education of students, pathology residents in the area of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics. Be current with publications in the area of clinical chemistry. Prepare and present cases and findings at several departmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Present research findings at national meetings, and publish work in appropriate journals.