Genetic Counselor

Organization: 
Illumina, Inc
Job Location: 
Redwood City, California or Remote Office (US/Canada)
Salary: 
market salary DOE
Benefits: 

medical/dental/vision, PTO, 401k, ESPP, etc.

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Genetic Counselor who is highly motivated to join our efforts to offer non-invasive prenatal tests to all pregnant women.

Summary

The Genetic Counselor, (a senior scientific liaison under Illumina, Inc.), will be part of Genetic Counseling Team reporting to the Director of Genetics and will work closely with the Market Development, laboratory directors, clinical laboratory operations, sales and marketing to deliver superior customer support.

Responsibilities

•Support physician and patient inquiries regarding testing.

•Expected participation/contribution to development of education and training materials directed at genetic counselors and patients with the clinical and marketing teams.

•Opportunities to speak and participate in local and national society activities and committees as indicated.

•Ability to effectively communicate technical and clinical aspects of the science behind NIPT, and other RGH products.

•Flexibility to provide training to international clients, and also provide ongoing clinical support, involved with meetings, publications, research, education, training, marketing write-ups and other support required for the overall operations

Requirements: 

Education and Experience

•Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling
•5 yrs. minimum with at least 3 years in prenatal or related practice

Knowledge/Skills:

•Knowledge, familiarity with molecular methods for prenatal diagnosis (cytogenetics, FISH, CGH microarray, PCR, NIPT)

•Teaching and speaking experience in the field of genetics counseling and/or development of educational materials for patients and clinicians a plus

•Excellent communication skills and presentation skills

•Ability to function on interdisciplinary team(s)

•Experience, skill with electronic data handling – Microsoft word, excel, Adobe PDF files, other electronic tools for secure data sharing

•Flexibility of travel including international travel (2weeks or more/month)

•Full time employment

Contact Information: 

Apply on-line for position ID # 495BR:

http://www.illumina.com/company/careers.ilmn

About Our Organization: 

At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative sequencing and array technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These studies will help make the realization of personalized medicine possible. With such rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission critical to have solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, scalable, and complete with industry-leading support and service.

As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and prioritizing the needs of its customers, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina’s innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genomic analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug discovery, and the development of molecular tests in clinical labs.