Genetic Counselor

Sequeneom Laboratories
Job Location
Morrisville, NC
Competitive base, bonus and equity

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Job Description

We are looking for a Genetic Counselor to serve as a Clinical Laboratory Liaison who will be responsible for acting as a scientific and clinical liaison between Sequenom Laboratories and Health Care Professionals and clients by developing laboratory operational best practices and communicating key scientific and clinical information as it relates to laboratory testing. The Clinical Laboratory Liaison will work to define strategies that support daily laboratory operations and customer service responses to inquiries regarding lab specimen submission, receipt, processing, status and results. Responsibilities:

  • Provide laboratory clinical leadership within Sequenom Laboratories  through training of and daily communication with customer service staff, including customer service representatives, sample accessioning staff and contracted genetic counseling support.
  • Provide clinical support to clients/health care providers regarding test selection, test performance, and laboratory processes.
  • Oversee outbound communications to clients to relay clinical specimen issues and gather additional clinical information.
  • Communicate positive test results directly to clients/health care providers.
  • Provide resolution to customer service issues by responding to client/healthcare provider complaints and implementing operation improvements when appropriate.
  • In coordination with the laboratory director, respond to requests for additional laboratory data, custom reports and/or clinical interpretation of results.
  • Work with laboratory staff and directors on projects related to lab test performance, including reviews of detection rates, collection of clinical follow-up data and analysis of laboratory data.
  • Support the maintenance of a registry of clinical cases.
  • Participate in manuscript writing for journal publication.
  • Serve as a resource and collaborator for other functional groups within Sequenom such as Marketing, Customer Service, Medical Affairs and Sales.
  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling as well as Board Certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical genetics laboratory experience required.
  • Experience working with industry and prenatal testing/counseling is desired.
  • Familiarity with key aspects of laboratory operations; working knowledge of molecular diagnostic technologies.
  • Ability to review clinical literature, including disease state information and target product specifications



About Our Organization

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal and ophthalmic diseases and conditions. Sequenom Laboratories holds or has access to intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal testing using circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids. In the area of retinal care diagnostics, the company holds or has access to worldwide licenses to develop and commercialize diagnostic tests to predict genetic predisposition to late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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