Human Genetic Division Chief/Director-Medical Genetics
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3776697
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 (https://www.uclahealth.org/precision-health/default.cfm) 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 (http://medschool.ucla.edu/human-genetics). 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 (https://www.uclahealth.org/precision-health/default.cfm) 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 https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.
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: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07033.
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.
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-454c4be020905141bfb27552a4ea1d08
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.