Staff Physician - Clinical Pathology

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Day

Hours:  Day

Recruiter:  Please contact Erica Geist at for additional information


The Department of Pathology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is recruiting for an MD and/or PhD academic clinical microbiologist to serve as Medical Director of the Microbiology/Virology Laboratory. Laboratories within the Section include specimen processing, bacteriology, virology, molecular microbiology, mycobacteriology, mycology, special pathogens (Ebola Treatment Facility) and limited parasitology. Our laboratory supports the microbiology testing needs for the Penn State Health System hospitals and outpatient facilities that include the Hershey Medical Center, Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, and new hospital construction in Harrisburg and Lancaster. The Director will enjoy a close relationship with Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Experimental Pathology and other clinical departments to include Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease and Orthopedics.


Applicants should have an established record of accomplishment within the field of clinical microbiology and demonstrated ability to lead an experienced group of microbiologists and technical staff. The Director will also direct the post-doctoral microbiology fellowship (non-CPEP) and teach in the College of Medicine (medical students), pathology residents, MLS students, and infectious disease fellows. Applicants must be involved in ongoing research in clinical microbiology; those with R01 or significant industry-sponsored research experience and interest are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to maintain the already established highly effective clinical interaction with our Infectious Disease colleagues, support our Microbiology Fellowship and continue to expand translational research in Microbiology.


Applicants must be board eligible or board certified in Medical and Public Health Microbiology by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) or other high complexity laboratory equivalent. We strongly encourage membership and active service in professional organizations to include the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The position commands a competitive salary, an attractive benefits package and a collegial work environment. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at the Penn State College of Medicine co-located on the Hershey Medical Center campus.



About Penn State Health:


Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,500 people system-wide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and more than 2,300 physicians and direct care providers at more than 125 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.


Union: Non bargained