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Genetic Counselor II/ Senior Genetic Counselor

Company: National Society of Genetic Counselors
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Genetic Counselor II/ Senior Genetic Counselor The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) at Mass General Brigham (MGB) Personalized Medicine is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to work in a cutting-edge environment to serve as a genetic counselor on our team. The LMM is a leading molecular diagnostic laboratory that supports clinicians and researchers across the MGB system, including the flagship institutions of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the MGB Biobank. The LMM is also a well-recognized molecular genetics reference laboratory for national and international institutions, and functions as a clinical laboratory and genomic interpretation center for multiple translational research grants. At the LMM, our vision is to lead the implementation of advanced technologies, informatics, and practices into molecular diagnostic testing, focusing on transitioning the emerging aspects of personalized medicine into clinical practice. The Genetic Counseling Team in collaboration with the Genomic Curation Team is responsible for maintaining excellence and innovation for our clinical testing operations and translational research grants, including panel-based testing, exome sequencing, and genome sequencing. Team members provide thorough review of all data on variants identified during the testing process, using detailed evidenced-based rules for variant classification. The team also performs gene assessment to evaluate the evidence and validity of gene-disease associations. In addition, genetic counselors interpret test results, draft reports and communicate test results to ordering physicians. Genetic counselors assist with content research for new test development, collaborate on projects, generate marketing materials, update documents and text for the website, and also may play a lead role managing LMM components of clinical research projects. For these activities, our genetic counselors interact with geneticists, variant scientists, fellows within the ABMGG and MGP fellowship programs, bioinformaticians, and other laboratory and clinical staff. Opportunities to publish manuscripts with LMM staff and/or external investigators are also available. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform variant and gene assessments
  • Research the significance of variants
  • Evaluate the evidence for gene-disease associations
  • Perform literature and data review
  • Become an expert in variant sciences
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the molecular aspects of human diseases
  • Develop a knowledge of testing technologies used in the laboratory
  • Provide education and training to lab staff and fellows about variant sciences as needed
  • Draft test interpretations
  • Reconcile genetic test results with clinical information and detect any discrepancies between the clinical and molecular findings
  • Design/maintain reporting templates
  • Interact with ordering providers in discussing assays and results
  • Manage clinical research projects
  • Coordinating LMM activities and managing interactions with external grant team members in conjunction with a laboratory director
  • Variant assessment and report drafting of variants for both screening and diagnostic purposes
  • Collaborating with clinicians, specialists, and genetic counselors for delivery of results and referral of patients QUALIFICATIONS
    • Laboratory genetic counseling or variant scientist experience preferred
    • 3+ years of relevant experience preferred
    • S. from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
    • Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
    • Massachusetts State Genetic Counselor Licensure SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Ability to balance and manage multiple tasks and projects independently; detail-oriented, excellent organizational skills. Ability to interact effectively with an international network of laboratories and data sources. Independence, initiative, and problem-solving ability. Ability work collaboratively as part of team Knowledge of genetics and genomics WORKING CONDITIONS Clinical molecular genetic diagnostic laboratory Full-time Currently this position will be remote with the plan of transitioning to an in-office position after the COVID (no earlier than June) SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY May have supervision of students and interns. Internal Number: 3140761 About Massachusetts General Hospital The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) is a CLIA-certified molecular diagnostic laboratory, operated by Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine. The LMM is led by a group of Harvard Medical School-affiliated faculty, geneticists, clinicians, and researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners' founding members. Our mission is to bridge the gap between research and clinical medicine by remaining focused on the following:Leading the implementation of advanced technologies and practices into molecular diagnostic testing;Accelerating the adoption of new molecular tests into clinical care;Incorporating information technology (IT) support into the day-to-day operations of the clinical laboratory; andAdvancing clinical care with our participation in innovative programs, aiming to keep physicians current on and knowledgeable of genetic information relevant to their patients.Through this work, the LMM is taking the promise of personalized medicine from the lab and into the clinic. Each year, we provide services to more than 4,000 patients and their physicians through over 100 targeted genetic tests, whole gene sequencing, an ... Show more

Keywords: National Society of Genetic Counselors, Cambridge , Genetic Counselor II/ Senior Genetic Counselor, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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