Faculty Position in Prenatal and Preconceptional Genetic Counseling

University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Faculty Genetic Counselor Position: Prenatal and Preconceptional Genetic Counseling

Job #JPF07133
  • Pediatrics / School of Medicine / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: September 14th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UCI School of Medicine seeks to hire a full-time Board Certified Genetic Counselor to join our clinical and academic faculty of ten clinical geneticists and seven genetic counselors. The Division provides outpatient care and inpatient consultation services to a diverse patient population in the prenatal, cancer, pediatric, metabolic and adult genetics clinics at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and our affiliated hospitals. Division faculty members also participate in didactic and clinical training of genetic counseling students, genetics residents, medical students, and other trainees, provide community outreach, and are actively involved in both clinical and basic science research.

This position involves providing prenatal and preconceptional genetic counseling at the UCI Medical Center and our affiliated hospitals, where you will join a team of genetic counselors, medical geneticists, and maternal fetal medicine specialists who provide care for a diverse population of patients. Clinical activities include provision of services as part of the California Prenatal Screening Program and coordination of genetic counseling services through the perinatal period for complex and high-risk pregnancies. Academic activities include supervision of genetic counseling students and other trainees, thesis mentorship and didactic teaching.

Academic rank and salary are based on qualifications and experience. A generous benefits package includes life, health, dental, vision and disability insurance as well as the University of California retirement plan.


• Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or its equivalent
• ABGC board certification or active candidate status
• California genetic counselor license or eligibility to become licensed
• Demonstrated capability for teaching

At least 1 year of employment as a Genetic Counselor preferred; however, new graduates are also encouraged to apply. Diversity of background and lived experience is valued. Spanish language competency is helpful but not required.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply on UC Irvine's recruitment website: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07133

Questions can be directed to: Pamela Flodman, MSc, MS, LCGC — pflodman@hs.uci.edu
Phone: 714-456-7570— Fax: 714-456-5330

About the UC Irvine Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine: The faculty of the Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine currently comprises 7 licensed certified genetic counselors and 10 MD or MD/PhD certified clinical geneticists, some of whom are also certified in clinical cytogenetics, clinical biochemical genetics, and/or clinical molecular genetics. We are home to one of the first genetic counseling graduate programs and to ACGME-accredited clinical genetics and genomics categorical and combined residency training programs. The Division provides inpatient consultation services and outpatient care in pediatric, cancer, metabolic, prenatal, adult, and specialty genetics clinics at the UCI Medical Center and our affiliated hospitals. Division faculty members are actively involved in clinical, translational, and basic science research. UCI is ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research and in primary care by U.S. News & World Report. UC Irvine Medical Center has consistently been ranked among the top three percent of hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.

About Orange and Los Angeles Counties: You will be surrounded by the benefits of the Southern California lifestyle: casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks, and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. Just minutes from over 60 miles of coastline, you will find innumerable fun destinations, events, sights, and much more. Visit renowned art festivals and celebrated performing arts centers. Enjoy inspired multinational cuisine, national and local sporting events, and a variety of shopping choices. The area combines vibrant city life with sprawling wilderness and nature parks, with miles of trails and coastal preserves to explore. Winter sports, mountains, and desert are close enough for daytime excursions. Choose from a multitude of award-winning school districts.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or its equivalent
• ABGC board certification or active candidate status
• California genetic counselor license or eligibility to become licensed
• Demonstrated capability for teaching

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07133

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.