University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories
May 8, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Job Summary: Participate in the operations of the clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory. Review of test requests for appropriate information. Answer phone calls regarding lab testing. Write patient reports. Participate in new test development activities. Work with other members of the lab on various testing-related projects.
Qualifications: Master's degree in genetic counseling from an accredited program required. Computer experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs required. American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) board certified or eligible required.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Please contact genetic counselor Maria Helgeson with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Internal Number: JR01279
About University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories
The University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories is a CLIA- and CAP-certified laboratory, which offers cutting-edge DNA diagnostic services. Our molecular diagnostic laboratory has a particular focus on testing of rare genetic diseases for which testing may not be readily available elsewhere. To this end the DNA diagnostic laboratory works closely with research groups to develop new clinical tests for genetic disorders as their genetic bases become identified and facilitate the transition of research findings to the diagnostic arena. Since our clinical laboratory was established in 1998 our test menu and areas of expertise has expanded to include a wide array of neurodevelopmental and congenital malformation disorders, endocrine disorders such as monogenic forms of diabetes, hereditary forms of cancer, and ataxia. We develop, validate and implement a range of molecular diagnostic technologies for improved and comprehensive testing that include Sanger sequencing, MLPA, array-CGH and next generation sequencing techniques including exome sequencing.