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Job Title: Clinical Genetic Counselor
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Genetic Interpretation and Physician/Patient Interaction
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education: Masters (Minimum) or PhD in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetics Counseling (ABGC) accredited training program.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Company Profile: The Clinical Genetic Counselor position is at a growing and successful laboratory located in Atlanta, GA. Medical Neurogenetics Clinical Laboratory and Neuromuscular & Neurogenetic Disease is an innovative clinical and research company that specializes in metabolic and mitochondrial disorders. MNG and NND strive to maintain itself on the cutting edge of scientific technologies and relies heavily on data intensive testing.
A full-time position is available for an experienced genetic counselor (minimum 2-4 years experience). We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience working in or with patients as well as complex genetic testing results. The position requires knowledge and skills related to discussinggenetic testing data.
The primary role will be to serve as the liaison between the diagnostic laboratory and the health care providers during all aspects of testingas well as patients from our clinic who have received testing. Positive attributes include excellent organizational skills, a strong interest in learning, the ability to multi-task, and an ability to work independently.You will be part of a clinical and laboratory team in a positive and supportive work environment whose goal is to provide excellence in genetic testing and clinical care.
This individual should possess:
· Board certified through the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of
· Master's degree or Ph.D. degree in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetics Counseling (ABGC) accredited training program • Familiarity with SNP arrays and next generation sequencing. (Direct experience with these technologies in a diagnostic setting a plus)
· Must be comfortable using a variety of computational databases such as dbSNP, the UCSC genome browser, Etc, to aid in the interpretation of genomic variants
· A broad knowledge of (1) basic molecular biology and genetics, (2) the application of recombinant DNA techniques and linkage analysis to the diagnosis of genetic diseases, and (3) the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and management of human genetic disorders;
· Diagnostic and interpretive skills in a wide range of clinical molecular genetics problems; and the ability to communicate. Previous experience working in a diagnostic laboratory desired.
· Comfortable in a fast–pace environment
· Adaptability; self–starter; team player; quality minded; focused; committed; work independently
· Excellent analytic problem–solving, critical–thinking skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills appropriate for the position