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Faculty Genetic Counselor Position Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine Health Sciences Assistant/Associate/Clinical Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 12th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UCI School of Medicine seeks to hire two full-time Board Certified Genetic Counselors to join our clinical and academic faculty of ten clinical geneticists and seven genetic counselors. The Division provides outpatient care and inpatient consultation services in the pediatric, cancer, metabolic, prenatal and adult genetics clinics at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and our affiliated hospitals. Division faculty members also participate in didactic and clinical training of genetic counseling students, genetics residents, medical students, and other trainees, provide community outreach, and are actively involved in both clinical and basic science research.

Prenatal Genetic Counselor: This position involves providing prenatal and preconceptional genetic counseling at the UCI Medical Center Campus and our affiliated hospitals, where you will join a team of two genetic counselors, medical geneticists, and maternal fetal medicine specialists. Clinical activities include provision of services as part of the California Prenatal Screening Program, and coordination of genetic counseling services through the perinatal period for complex and high-risk pregnancies.

Pediatric Genetic Counselor: This position involves providing genetic counseling in the pediatric and adult genetics clinics. Clinical activities are mainly based at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital (MCH), Long Beach, CA, where you will join our thriving and expanding Genetics and Metabolic programs, consisting of clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, metabolic dietitians, genetics and metabolic nurses, and a social worker. A small percentage of clinical activities will take place at the UCI Medical Center Campus.

Rank and salary are based on qualifications and experience. A generous benefits package includes life, health, dental, vision and disability insurance as well as the University of California retirement plan.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling or its equivalent. ABGC board certified active candidate status, and with eligibility for California genetic counselor license. Spanish language competency is helpful but not required. At least 1 year of employment as a Genetic Counselor preferred; however, new graduates also encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The applicant must have demonstrated capabilities for teaching.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should post their curriculum vitae and four references on UC Irvine's recruitment website:

Questions about these positions can be directed to:
Pamela Flodman, MSc, MS, LCGC —
Phone: 714-456-7570 or 714-456-5789 — Fax: 714-456-5330

About the UC Irvine Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine: The faculty of the Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine currently comprises 7 licensed certified genetic counselors and 10 MD or MD/PhD certified clinical geneticists—some of whom are also certified in clinical cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and molecular genetics. We are home to one of the first genetic counseling graduate programs in the United States and to ACGME-accredited clinical genetics and Genomics categorical and combined training programs. The Division provides inpatient consultation services and outpatient care in pediatric, cancer, metabolic, prenatal, adult, and specialty genetics clinics at the UCI Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital, and our affiliated hospitals. Division faculty members are actively involved in clinical, translational, and basic science research. UCI is ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report.

About Orange and Los Angeles Counties: You will be surrounded by the benefits of the Southern California lifestyle: casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks, and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. Just minutes from over 60 miles of coastline, you will find innumerable fun destinations, events, sights, and much more. Visit renowned art festivals and celebrated performing arts centers. Enjoy inspired multinational cuisine, national and local sporting events, and a variety of shopping choices. The area combines vibrant city life with sprawling wilderness and nature parks, with miles of trails and coastal preserves to explore. Winter sports, mountains, and desert are close enough for daytime excursions. Choose from a multitude of award-winning school districts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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