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Clinical Positions in Medical Genetics

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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Clinical Positions in Medical Genetics
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07132

The Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking clinical positions in medical genetics with experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with pediatric and adult genetic and metabolic disorders. Candidates for this position will join an existing experienced faculty with established expertise in clinical and biochemical genetics and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across multiple practice areas of medical genetics in a forthcoming Division of Clinical Genetics. Candidates should be enthusiastic about engaging in academically productive scientific inquiry, educating medical students, residents, and fellows, and serving the university community. Academic appointment level and series will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The responsibilities of the position will include in-patient consultations and out-patient medical genetics clinics, which together with area of focus will be tailored to the candidate's clinical interests and experience. Opportunities are available for clinical research, clinical trials, and collaboration with basic science researchers. Our clinical genetics, cancer genetics and biochemical genetics programs are supported by dedicated genetic counselors, specialized nurses and dieticians, and social workers. There are also strong institution-wide genomics initiatives through the Institute for Precision Health. The forthcoming Division of Clinical Genetics hosts an ABMGG-accredited Medical Genetics residency, a T32 training grant, a Masters in Genetic Counseling program, and multiple ABMGG-accredited Laboratory Genetics training programs. Faculty members have numerous opportunities for teaching across a variety of academic programs. Teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and genetic counseling trainees is expected. Opportunities for clinical research may be available.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Health are highly ranked in Southern California (#1) and in the U.S. (#3), with a growing need for the integration of genetic and genomic approaches to clinical care. The position is based at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center on the UCLA Westwood campus in Los Angeles.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what's right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program (

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of California is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in every facet of its mission. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent and must be board-certified or -eligible with the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Candidates must also be eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of California.

Document requirements



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

    Reference requirements
    3 Reference names

    Interested candidates can apply through the UC Recruit System located at:

    For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Sulagna Saitta, Search Committee Chair, at

    To apply, please visit:

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,



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