Assistant, Associate or Full Professorin Cancer Genetics

University of Washington / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington State
based on experience
April 11 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type




The Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, is recruiting for an outstanding clinical geneticist at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor level on the Clinician/Teacher pathway, without tenure due to funding.  This position is responsible for providing clinical genetics services to cancer patients, medical direction and leadership for cancer genetics, coordination for the providers within the Cancer Genetics Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), and developing an independent or interactive research program.

This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) with an annual service period of 12 months. The minimum requirements include an MD (or foreign equivalent), eligibility for licensure in the State of Washington, and certification by or eligibility for the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Genetics.

The duties of the position of Clinical Director include clinical genetic evaluation and management of adults with cancer and their at-risk family members. Clinical care will be provided in the outpatient and inpatient settings, and being on-call will be part of the clinical service requirements.  The Clinical Director is responsible for disseminating organizational and program information to the team, maintaining professionalism standards within the team, ensuring program quality, ensuring efficient clinical operations, supporting continuous performance improvement efforts, promoting medical staff development, and representing members of the program. Clinical administrative duties will include supervision of the cancer genetics service at SCCA.  The candidate will join a rapidly growing academic clinical genetics program within the Division of Medical Genetics. The Genetic Medicine Clinic is a key component of the clinical, research and teaching programs within the Division, and serves over 2,200 patients per year, many of which come from a large five-state region. The clinic cares for the entire range of genetic conditions in adults, of which approximately half of patients are seen for cancer genetic indications.  The Cancer Genetics clinical services are located at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the University of Washington Medical Center, as well as at regional hospitals.    

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows, and to participate in clinical/translational research and/or clinical trials related to genetic conditions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact across the wide range of clinical and translational programs offered at UWMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound Health Care Center, and the new Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine.  A faculty appointment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center may be requested. 

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S,) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to:

Susanne Braun                                                                        

Human Resources and Recruitment                                          

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center                                 

Tel: (206) 667-2417                                                                 

Fax: (206) 667-4051