Genetic Counselor

Claritas Genomics is seeking full time laboratory genetic counselors. The laboratory currently offers a wide range of molecular clinical tests, including the use of next-generation sequencing technology, with samples received from around the world. The primary responsibility of the genetic counselor is the interpretation and preparation of result reports for molecular assays and communication with referring providers. With the increasing use of next-generation sequencing technologies, the genetic counselor works closely with our bioinformatics team in the analysis of the functions of genes in which variants are found, correlating gene function with the clinical phenotype.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the Clinical Client Services team, the candidate will:

  • Interpret and report molecular test results in a consistent and rigorous fashion
  • Work with bioinformatics scientists and software engineers to develop systems to support interpretation using high-quality and reproducible processes
  • Assist providers in selecting tests that are clinically appropriate in a cost-conscious manner
  • Participate in new test development by applying clinical expertise to the design of new assays and corresponding educational/marketing materials
  • Provide education to the genetics community through lectures and website content. Publication and presentation at scientific meetings are highly encouraged.

Educational/License Requirements:

  • MS from an accredited genetic counseling program
  • ABGC/ABMG board certified or have ABGC active candidate status
  • Have or be eligible for a Massachusetts genetic counselor license

Experience/Abilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of genetic testing laboratory procedures
  • In depth knowledge of molecular genetics and relationship to human disease
  • Ability to thoroughly and accurately evaluate scientific literature
  • Familiarity with variant databases, genome browsers, and HGVS nomenclature
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in a clinical genetics laboratory and/or pediatric clinical setting is preferred

Please send resume to jobs@claritasgenomics.com 

About Claritas

Claritas Genomics serves children affected with complex genetic disorders by providing timely and accurate results, resolving families’ long search for answers. By combining clinical expertise of the world’s best pediatric specialists with innovative platform solutions, Claritas is working to improve patient care and enable new discoveries. We are committed to the highest quality and accessibility of information and our interpretive services and unique approach to reporting set the standard for reliably and clearly communicating genetic information.

Now is the time to integrate genomics into clinical practice to inform, guide and improve medical treatment for kids around the world.