Opportunity Details

Department of Pediatrics

Peds Genetics & Genomic Medicine


Commensurate w/Experience

# 1010489 Academic Pediatric Clinical Geneticist in Genetics and Genomics


The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking three full-time clinical genetics faculty members in the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine.


The Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics is rapidly expanding. Our team includes five medical geneticists, seven genetic counselors, three metabolic dieticians, and three pediatric nurse practitioners serving patients at one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals. Washington University is a leader in genomic sequencing, diagnosis and management of rare inherited conditions, and gene discovery. Washington University has ABMGG approved fellowship programs in clinical and medical biochemical genetics as well as laboratory genetics and genomics, and a training program in genetic counseling is in development. Our division also serves as a newborn screening center for both Missouri and Illinois, which includes lysosomal storage conditions in both states. We are a clinical site and model organism screening center (MOSC) in the NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network. There are tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth offered by a wide array of educational conferences, research opportunities, and collaborative clinical work.


Faculty appointment level will depend upon the applicant’s credentials and experience. An expertise or training in biochemical genetic disorders is desirable. The successful candidate should have an MD or DO degree, and be board certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics.  Responsibilities include patient care (inpatient consultations, outpatient genetics clinics, multidisciplinary clinics) and teaching of medical students and residents. This position offers an opportunity to provide clinical service for general genetics clinics as well as a variety of dedicated specialty clinics for Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, connective tissue disorders, exome sequencing, 22q deletion syndrome, cancer predisposition syndromes and inherited arrhythmias..


St. Louis consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in the US with world-class museums, a wide range of arts and entertainment, and an abundance of parks, trails, and outdoor recreation. With a remarkably low cost of living for the comforts and attractions it affords, St. Louis has a small-town feel, but offers all the amenities you’d expect in a major metropolitan area.

 The successful candidate should have an M.D. or D.O. degree, and be bored certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics.


 For consideration, please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Patricia Dickson

Patricia Dickson




An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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