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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.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Division of Genetic Medicine, is seeking a full time genetic counselor to provide clinical care in the Cancer Genetics and Medical 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 Division of Genetic Medicine has missions of clincial care, medical education, and research, and is engaged in collaborations with other translational research programs at the University of Michigan.  We are a leading center for clinical genetics and genomics and evaluate patients for a broad spectrum of genetic syndromes.

What You'll Do

  • Collect and evaluate patient medical history, construct a pedigree using appropriate nomenclature.
  • Interpret genetic test results and communciate to patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Provide psychosocial assessment and counseling.
  • Appropriately document all clinical encounters.
  • Perform comprehensive genetic risk assessment, explain natural history of diagnosis, explain relevant genetic factors, explain available testing and facilitate testing.
  • Perform case preparation and follow-up.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.


The genetic counselor will provide genetic counseling services and clinical care in the Cancer Genetics and Medical Genetics Clinics, including outreach/destination clinics in other locations and specialties.  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 oppertunities for academic growth, including research and teaching:

  • The preferred candidate will have a strong knowledge base in clinical genetics, risk assessment and genetic counseling.
  • Prior clinical experience is preferred, but not required.

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.  For those not already certified, certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling is required within 1 year of employment.  We are seeking highly motivated candidates with strong critical-thinking, organizational and communication skills who can work well independently and collaboratively.

The position can be filled as an Intermediate, Associate or Non-Certified based on qualifications.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's degree from program accredited by the ACGC
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling within 18 months of hire date.*
  • Communicates effectively within clinical unit to contribute to continuity of care.
  • Has basic knowledge in area of clinical practice

Desired Qualifications*

  • Baseline clinical experience.
  • Experience working within a large, complex health care setting.
  • Familarity with UMHS electronic medical record systems.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Work Schedule

The position is 40 hours per week, full-time.  Hours negotiable and based upon clinical needs.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.