University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories
October 2, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
The University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories is pleased to announce the availability of a full time position for a laboratory genetic counselor.
Laboratory Genetic Counselor Position
The new laboratory genetic counselor will participate in the daily operations of our clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory. Responsibilities will include review of test requests for appropriate information, answering phone calls regarding lab testing, and writing test reports. Additionally, the laboratory genetic counselor will have the opportunity to participate in new test development and will work with other members of the lab on a variety of testing-related projects. Knowledge of genetic testing technology, excellent writing skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Experienced counselors as well as new graduates are encouraged to apply.
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.
References (list of at least 3)
Internal Number: JR02693
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 have 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 have developed, validated and implemented a range of molecular diagnostic technologies for improved and comprehensive testing that include next generation sequencing including exome sequencing, array-CGH, Sanger sequencing, and MLPA.