Genetic Counselor

University of Kentucky Medical Center
Job Location
Lexington, KY
Job Description

The Immuno-Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a division of UK Healthcare, is seeking applicants for Genetic Counselor position. This position will be located within the newly developed Clinical Genomics division

This position will serve as a liaison between the physician and laboratory to provide the test-related information to the clients, besides drafting the lab reports; communicating the results to clients; assisting in new test development; managing lab-related projects and some marketing.

Additional duties will include: Assist physicians in identifying family history; apply state of the art testing instruments and modalities to identify relative risks and specific genetic counseling needs; provide genetic counseling for patients and relevant family members.


Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling + 1 year of experience as a Genetic Counselor in a molecular genetics laboratory

Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing and Chromosomal MicroArray testing.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Attention to detail

Deductive reasoning


Possess ability to prioritize work assignments and work independently

Experience preferred in providing genetic counseling for patients and their family members as well as assisting the physicians

How to Apply

To apply for job #RE02879, submit a UK Online Application at


If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline for all positions is 5/5/2015.The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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