Genetic Counselor I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7146665 (Ref:15989-en_US)

Posted: May 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The Wangler lab is seeking a Genetic Counselor team member for a rare and undiagnosed research study team.  The studies include the Community Texome project, a genomic implementation project funded by National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) leveraging exome sequencing for an underserved population in Texas.  The Brain Gene Registry is a multi-center study aimed at identifying individuals with specific genetic changes in a set of brain development genes.  The Peroxisomal consortium is a study focused on peroxisomal disorder research studies.  The Genetic counselor will provide genetic and genomic test results for patients in these studies using the standard clinical practices of genetic counseling. 

 

 

Job Duties

  • Works with a study coordinator to plan intake and consent visits. 
  • Discusses results by phone or at in person clinic visits.
  • Reviews genomic test results and performs re-analysis on genomic test results.
  • Plans the next steps, provide medically actionable information to patients. 
  • Attends all the project specific meetings, departmental seminars.  
  • At the discretion of the Principal Investigator, the counselor will participate in the Genetic Counseling training program. 
  • Collaborates with a team of study coordinators working under the Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling.
  • No experience required.
  • Board-eligible or Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of work experience.

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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