The Division of Medical Genetics within the UConn Health Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences seeks a full-time board certified/board eligible genetic counselor for its hereditary cancer section.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant group of genetic counselors and a board-certified medical geneticist who provide an array of genetic counseling and patient management services.
Responsibilities will include clinical, educational and administrative duties related to the Hereditary Cancer Program with the Carol and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. Clinical duties include counseling and risk assessment for individuals with a personal or family history of cancer. Genetic counselors collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team, regularly attending and participating in tumor boards.
Genetic counselors at UConn participate in teaching at all levels including undergraduate medical education with the UConn School of Medicine, post-graduate programs (e.g. residents and fellows), and genetic counseling students. Genetic counselors participate in the education of medical genetics residents matriculating in UConn's ACGME accredited Clinical Medical Genetics training program and will teach and supervise genetic counseling students matriculating in UConn's genetic counselor training program, expected to open in the fall of 2019.
UConn Health strives for excellence in clinical medicine, education, and research. Members of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences perform translational research on a number of genetic disorders, including Williams syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome. The establishment of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the UConn Health campus will continue to enhance our research and clinical genetics programs over the coming years.
Interested candidates are invited to visit the departmental web page at (https://health.uconn.edu/medical-genetics) and should apply via the UConn Health Employment Services website, https://jobs.uchc.edu. Search number 2018-688. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue board certification and Connecticut state licensure during the first year of employment.
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