How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan will be seeking a full-time genetic counselor to provide clinical care in our leading adult genetics program in the Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, which includes breast cancer, cancer genetics and medical genetics (general adult genetics) clinics. The individual in this position will work as part of an established team of genetic counselors, clinical geneticists, oncologists, and medical subspecialists. The University of Michigan is a leading center for clinical genetics and genomics and evaluates patients for a broad spectrum of genetic syndromes.
The Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics has missions of clinical care, medical education, and research, and is engaged in collaborations with other translational research programs at the University of Michigan.
The genetic counselor will provide genetic counseling services. Genetic counselors are involved in education and supervision for trainees, including genetic counseling students, medical students, residents and fellows. While this is a clinical position, there will be ample opportunities for academic growth, including research and teaching.
Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree from a genetic counseling program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling and will be Board Certified or have Active Candidate status through the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics. For those not already certified, certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling is required within 2 years of employment. The preferred candidate will have a strong knowledge base in adult medical genetics (prior clinical experience is preferred, but not required). We are seeking highly motivated candidates with strong critical-thinking, organizational and communication skills who can work well independently and collaboratively.
Prior clinical experience is preferred but not required.
40 hours per week, full-time. Hours negotiable and based upon clinical needs.
University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.