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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 is seeking a full-time genetic counselor in the Cancer Genetics Clinic. 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 genetic counselor will provide genetic counseling services commensurate with working at an academic medical center. 

The Cancer Genetics Clinic has missions of clinical care, medical education, and research, and is engaged in collaborations with other translational research programs at the University of Michigan.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


The genetic counselor will be a part of the Cancer Genetics Clinic. Genetic counselors are involved in education and supervision for trainees, including genetic counseling students, medical students, residents and fellows and will have ample opportunities for academic growth, including research and teaching.

Coordinates specialized genetic counseling services for identified patient populations.

Designs, develops and implements patient/family genetic counseling programs.

Interviews patients, relatives and others to obtain data on personal medical and family history. Analyzes and interprets information about he genetic disorder and inheritance patterns to aid and diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Counsels patients and families by explaining aspects of the disease, current state of knowledge and potential diagnostic techniques.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Masters degree in genetic counseling. This Classification requires registration, certification or licensure with the appropriate agency as identified on the Primary Source verification Matrix.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term limited position with the possibility of extension.  Extension will be based on the availability of funding and performance.


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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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