Human Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics

University of California Los Angeles

Human Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics

  • Institution: University of California Los Angeles
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA US

Human Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics

  • University of California Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: May 19, 2022
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Job TitleHuman Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Los Angeles, CA US

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Human Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics


University of California Los Angeles


Requisition Number: JPF07033


The Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) in collaboration with the Institute for Precision Health at UCLA ( is searching for a nationally recognized geneticist with the expertise and skills needed to be the founding Division Director of a newly formed Division of Medical Genetics within the Department of Human Genetics at UCLA (

We are seeking a highly experienced clinician or clinician scientist who will develop and lead this Division, which is a core component of the Health System and School of Medicine strategy in Precision Health. This position offers a unique opportunity to build clinical genetics in a manner that articulates strongly with the Institute for Precision Health ( and the other clinical entities within the DGSOM and UCLA Health.


Individuals interested in this position should have a national/international reputation in the field of clinical genetics. Candidates must have an M.D. (or equivalent) or M.D./Ph.D. (or equivalent) and should preferably be board certified in Medical Genetics. The candidates must have a strong background in clinical, basic or translational research in human genetics-related research themes, a demonstrated commitment to teaching, a track record of extramural research funding, and publications consistent with this position. The selected candidate will lead all clinical, research and educational activities of the Division, which articulate with diverse programs ranging from a T32 in Medical Genetics, a Genetic Counseling Masters Program, to the California Center for Rare Diseases and Institute for Precision Health. The candidate should have a willingness to foster collaborative interactions between clinical and laboratory scientists, further build and participate in the clinical programs, and demonstrate a strong interest in the mentoring of junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students.


This will be a tenured faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience. The DGSOM, health system and the Institute for Precision Health have set aside resources including a distinguished endowed chair and philanthropic funds for building new clinical space and research infrastructure. The position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package.


We are seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for leadership, excellence in research and teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty and graduate student population. Candidates with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Cultural North Star. 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 at


To apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of clinical experience and leadership, research interests and goals, a teaching statement, an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement, and one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work to the Chair, Faculty Search Committee using the link:


The Search Committee will review applications beginning December 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The earliest possible start date for this position is July 2022. Informal inquiries and nominations may be submitted to Dr. Deborah Krakow, Chair of the UCLA DGSOM Human Genetics Division Director Search Committee, or Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Director of the Institute for Precision Health.


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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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