Assistant/Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)

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January 5, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology is seeking a doctoral level (Ph.D)  applicant to serve as Assistant/Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH).  The TJUH clinical microbiology laboratory offers full service aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, infectious diseases serology, virology, and rapid molecular microbiology testing.  TJUH is a 900+bed academic medical center and an integral part of Jefferson Health, the second largest employer in the Philadelphia area.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to participate in training pathology residents, infectious diseases fellows, and medical students. The Assistant/Associate Director will have responsibility providing clinical microbiology direction to both the TJUH clinical microbiology laboratory and consultation with microbiology laboratories at other Jefferson  Enterprise hospital locations (total of 14 hospitals in PA and NJ).


Qualified applicants will have certification from, or be board eligible by, the American Board of Medical Microbiology, preferably having completed an ASM CPEP-approved program in Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology.  A strong academic orientation is favorable, including evidence of scholarly achievement and proposals or current funding for translational research projects.

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Dr. Matthew Pettengill, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Director, Clinical Microbiology

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University

Foerderer Pavilion

Room 207

117 S. 11th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107


Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.


Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.


Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.


As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.




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