Director, Cancer Genetics

$90,000 - $250,000 yearly
  • LSU Health New Orleans
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • May 24, 2024
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Job Description


LSU Health New Orleans is actively recruiting a Director of Genetic Medicine to become part of an emerging NCI-Designated Cancer Center for the state of Louisiana, which has some of the highest incidence, mortality, disparities, and social vulnerabilities in the country. The LSU LCMC Health Cancer Center, which has been identified as the top priority of the President of LSU, is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and capitalizes on the vast resources of LSU, community engagement across the state, partnerships with LCMC Health hospitals, and LCRC research institutions. 


Primary duties for the Director of Genetic Medicine will include providing high-throughput screening, playing a pivotal role in developing new tests, assessing and improving disease and gene panels, and utilizing your creativity to make new advancements in the field. Top candidates are deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and have outstanding organizational skills. The Director will be actively involved in teaching, research, and evaluating and caring for patients with underlying genetic conditions. The Director will also serve across the organization in several specialty clinics, including a general genetics clinic, metabolic clinic, bone marrow transplant clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic, hearing loss clinic, maternal-fetal medicine, neurofibromatosis clinic, disorders of sexual development clinic, and more. Candidates must have a medical degree, an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) certification, and a valid Louisiana state license or the ability to obtain one. Three or more years of related experience in general or pediatric genetics in an accredited healthcare facility is preferred, including proficient knowledge of next-generation sequencing technologies. A molecular geneticist is a plus.


Opportunity Highlights

  • Partner with the Director of Clinical Genetics in a mission-oriented practice focused on changing the landscape of cancer care in Louisiana and the surrounding state
  • Ground-floor opportunity to place your mark on a new NCI Designated Cancer Care Center
  • Provide compassionate clinical care and also participate in research and academic pursuits as desired
  • Live and work in the Warehouse district of New Orleans, where you'll find arts and culture, historic architecture, and excellent dining and entertainment
  • Robust molecular pathology team and strong medical informatics system are already in place, which creates an environment ripe for clinical and research success
  • Join a mission-oriented team focused on making a difference to the underserved


Community Information

New Orleans, LA, is an iconic Southern city with vibrant music, diverse cuisine, beautiful architecture, Cajun and Creole cultural influences, and the legendary Mardi Gras celebration. Residents of the Big Easy are infused with a resilient and welcoming spirit that celebrates eccentricity. US News ranks New Orleans as a Best US City to Live in and a Best US City to Retire. 

  • Renowned for its rich cultural heritage and known as the birthplace of jazz
  • Countless festivals and celebrations, including world-renowned Mardi Gras
  • Enjoy a food lover's paradise with dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and po'boys
  • From jazz and blues to brass bands and funk, you can find incredible performances in various venues across the city, particularly in the famous French Quarter
  • Colorful, ornate buildings, ironwork balconies, and charming streets create a unique and picturesque setting
  • Surrounded by natural beauty, with the Mississippi River running through the city and the nearby swamps and bayous
  • TripAdvisor names New Orleans a top US food destination in 2023
  • Best Big City in the US (Conde Nast Traveler, 2022)
  • Named the No. 2 city in the US by Travel + Leisure, 2020


About LSU Health New Orleans and LCMC Health

LSU Health New Orleans is Louisiana’s flagship and most comprehensive academic health sciences center. Known for the quality of its academic and training programs, LSUNO educates the vast majority of Louisiana’s healthcare professionals.

LCMC Health is a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond and to put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. Founded by Louisiana’s first freestanding children’s hospital, LCMC Health has grown into a healthcare system built to serve communities and families’ unique needs across New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and beyond.



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LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.