Genetic Counselor - Department of Pediatrics Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis
June 11, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
Full Time - Entry Level
The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full-time genetic counselor to join the Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri.
The Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics is rapidly expanding. Our team will soon include five medical geneticists, six genetic counselors, two metabolic dieticians, and two pediatric nurse practitioners serving patients at one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals. Washington University is a leader in genomic sequencing, diagnosis and management of rare inherited conditions, and gene discovery. Washington University has ABMGG approved fellowship programs in clinical and medical biochemical genetics as well as laboratory genetics and genomics, and a training program in genetic counseling is in development. You will enjoy significant autonomy in your role establishing strong relationships with patients and their families by serving as a primary point of contact for the genetics team.
We are looking for someone with an interest in undiagnosed diseases and genomic sequencing. You would be expected to be involved in patient recruitment, selection, evaluation, and follow-up for a program in undiagnosed disease research. The position offers the unique chance to provide care for patients for a wide variety of indications as well as participation in our dedicated whole exome sequencing clinic. Our division also serves as a newborn screening center for both Missouri and Illinois, which includes lysosomal storage conditions in both states. There are tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth offered by a wide array of educational conferences and collaborative clinical work.
Saint Louis offers an attractive combination of Midwestern friendliness and big city benefits. World-class museums, national hockey and baseball teams, a wide range of arts and entertainment, frequent outdoor festivals, a vibrant restaurant scene, and an abundance of parks, trails, and outdoor recreation mean you will have plenty of options to keep you entertained. With a remarkably low cost of living for all of the comforts and attractions it affords, Saint Louis has a small-town feel, but offers all the amenities you’d expect in a major metropolitan area.
Excellent benefits including a generous 403(b) employer match, 22 vacation days per year plus sick leave package, health/vision/dental benefits, and annual funding for professional memberships and travel to a national educational conference. For more details on benefits, visit http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu/.
Requirements: Candidate must have a Master’s degree in genetic counseling or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited program in spring 2018. Board certification or eligibility in genetic counseling. Both entry level and experienced genetic counselors are welcome to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including a generous 403(b) employer match, 22 vacation days per year plus sick leave package, health/vision/dental benefits, and annual funding for professional memberships and travel to a national educational conference. For more details on benefits, visit http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu/.
Internal Number: 38635
About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Genetics and Genomics