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Genetic Counselor - Genomics

San Diego, California
Job ID 7114 Date posted 10/04/2021 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Research & Clinical Management


Schedule: Days, 8-hour shifts

FTE: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Main Campus


The Rady Children's Genomic Research Institute employs Genetic Counselors in both Research/Clinical Management and Laboratory environments. Those working in Research/Clinical Management provide genetic counseling for patients enrolled in genomics research and educate Rady Children's Hospital clinicians and external colleagues about rapid whole genome sequencing. The Laboratory genetic counselor assists with the development of RCIGM laboratory processes and reporting to assure accurate genomic reporting and appropriate communication of genomic test results to nominating providers and patients. The Laboratory genetic counselor will also assist with laboratory workflow improvements, development of reporting and curation policies. Genetic counselors serve as primary analysts for the interpretation of genomic sequencing data and clinical genome report review. Genetic counselors will work closely with the clinical research team to support RCIGM research protocols, as needed. In addition, the genetic counselor is expected to participate in recruitment and engagement efforts with the local and extended genomics community.


Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics

Area of Study in a Field Related to the Position

2 Years of Experience

California Licensure as a Genetic Counselor (or eligible for provisional licensure if new to state)

Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling

Strong understanding of genetic disorders in the pediatric population, genetic testing and counseling

Laboratory Genetic Counselors should be familiar with next generation sequencing (NGS) - targeted panels, whole exome sequencing, or whole genome sequencing

Ability to thoroughly and accurately evaluate scientific literature

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team


3 Years of Experience

Computational database experience as appropriate for the role.  This may include: dbSNP, HGMD, UCSC genome browser, ClinVar, gnomAD, Alamut, IGV, among other software tools and databases

Experience in communicating genomic results to the ordering provider

Experience with drafting/writing reports

Experience in clinical genetics laboratory

Experience in Pediatrics

Direct experience with NGS technology


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