Overseeing daily operations of research studies related to The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research and eMERGE projects.
Acting as a liaison between principal investigators, study staff and project collaborators. Contributes to the development of research protocols and/or consent forms as required for review by the Institutional Review Board. Assists in preparing applications for research funding.
Responding to inquiries related to research eligibility and procedures, diagnostic evaluations, hereditary risks and genetic testing within scope of research project.
Helping to supervise a team of research assistants who execute participant recruitment enrollment and aid in enrollment and informed consent of eligible individuals/families when appropriate.
Providing genetic counseling to individuals and families.
To qualify, you must have:
A Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions.
Good analytical and problem-solving skills in order to collect information/samples from a wide variety of sources.
Current Massachusetts licensure as a Genetic Counselor by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 112, Sections 227-233.
Board certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a full-time research Genetic Counselor to manage two innovative projects focused on cutting edge clinical genomics research: rare and undiagnosed diseases and the impact of return of actionable genetic findings. The first project is with the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, which is devoted to the study of rare disease through genomic sequencing, translational research, and gene discovery. As a project manager of The Manton Center Gene Discovery Core, the Genetic Counselor will oversee all aspects of the study, including patient enrollment, case review, genomic analysis, return of results and coordination with BCH clinical staff on individual cases as well as broader collaborations. The second project is an NHGRI-funded study of the impact on health care providers of the return of unsolicited genomic results obtained through sequencing highly actionable genes in participants in the eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics) Network. The Genetic Counselor will serve as the project manager for this study, coordinating the project across the 9 eMERGE Network sites.
Internal Number: 46419
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