Genetic Counselor: Laboratory

Parabase Genomics
Job Location
Onsite (Boston, MA) or remote.

A competitive benefits package will be provided.

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of the genetic counselor are the interpretation of results from and preparation of reports for molecular assays, communication with referring providers, and new test development. Marketing opportunities are also available for interested candidates. Full time, part time, and consultant positions available.  Remote candidates are encouraged to apply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review relevant literature, including journals and databases, in order to interpret and report molecular findings, establishing phenotype-genotype links, in a consistent and rigorous fashion.
  • Assist providers in selecting tests that are clinically appropriate based on interpretation of the patient's phenotype, previous genetic test results, and family history.
  • Identify, evaluate, and collaborate in the development of new tests through consultation with experts, review of the literature, and assessment of clinical utility and cost effectiveness.
  • Direct and contribute to manuscript preparation and professional meeting presentations.
  • Perform other duties as required to meet existing and prospective client needs

  • MS from an accredited genetic counseling program 
  • Board certification as a genetic counselor or active candidate status by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Licensed or eligible for a license as a genetic counselor by the MA Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors, MGL Chapter 112, Sections 222, 229, 231 and state of residence if not Massachusetts. 
  • Knowledge of molecular genetics and relationship to human disease, as well as genetic testing laboratory procedures
  • 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 preferred

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About Our Organization

Parabase Genomics is committed to improving neonatal care through the development of comprehensive early diagnostics of inherited disorders that will help providers inform treatment decisions based on an individual patient’s molecular profile. Parabase Genomics’ tests, based on targeted next-generation sequencing, are designed to be rapid and less invasive, using dried blood spots, and incorporate a broad range of inherited disorders that predominantly impact children in the neonatal period. We are looking for talented contributors who share our passion and want to be at the forefront of transforming inherited disease testing.

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