Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-8110, USA
The postdoctoral program in clinical chemistry at Emory University was founded in 2005, with the support of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The goal of the program is to educate and train Ph.D. and/or M.D. scientists for careers in clinical chemistry. Through unique partnerships in the Atlanta area, this program is designed to prepare trainees for academic, clinical service, and industry positions. Opportunities in this field are increasing as more than half of current Board-certified clinical chemists are over the age of 50.
The duration of the program is a minimum of two years. The program is structured such that, during the first few months, the fellow is prepared for clinical service through didactic teachings and rotations through areas of the clinical laboratory. Following the first few months, the fellow will become active in clinical service by assisting with clinical projects and on-call responsibilities for the laboratory. Trainees will become involved in research projects during this time and may elect to continue projects beyond the required two years (provided funding is available). Fellows will also participate and attend weekly seminars in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Additionally, fellows will be required to attend the resident training course in clinical pathology that runs on a two-year cycle. The following section details the major components of the training program.
Support for the program is derived from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Emory University. The program is accredited by the ComACC.
Qualified candidates who have completed a Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.(1 position)
Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts of graduate and undergraduate record. Interview required.
Apply by September 30th of the year preceding the July starting date.
James C. Ritchie, PhD, Co-Director
Corinne R. Fantz, PhD, Co-Director
Robert Bray, PhD, HLA
Alexander Duncan, MD, Coagulation
Charles Hill, MD, PhD, Molecular Pathology
David Koch, PhD, General Chemistry