Lecturer in Genetic Counseling (in Pediatrics) at CUMC | Columbia University Job at Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Job Description

This opportunity to join the Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at the rank of Lecturer in Genetic Counseling is an exciting one. Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of the nation's foremost academic health science centers working together with one of the nation's premier health systems, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


The Lecturer in Genetic Counseling will

  • Prepare for patient appointments, including medical record review
  • Assist with clinical consultations, draft consultation notes and write patient result letters
  • Complete lab requisition forms. Coordinate patient and/or family genetic testing. Coordinate specimen send outs and results notifications
  • Attend weekly case conference meetings
  • Participate in specialty clinics, as required
  • Enter patient information into division database
  • Supervise medical students, rotating residents and genetic counseling students
  • Assist with orientation of Genetics fellows


Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with both experience and achievement.


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

Columbia University welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).  The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.  We are interested in candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education and is particularly interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity.


  • Must have a Master's degree in Genetic Counseling
  • Must be Board certification in Genetic Counseling or be Board-eligible
  • Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines;
  • The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other's contributions
  • The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

About Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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