Genetic Counselor - Regional Medical Specialist

Myriad Genetics
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Miami, FL 33101
Job Description


The Regional Medical Specialist functions as a field-based member within the Medical Services department. This regional position requires up to 3 days of field travel per week with 2 days spent in a home office. The travel is within a defined geographic
region, but occasionally additional travel may be necessary.


The primary responsibility of the Regional Medical Specialist (RMS) is to provide education and support to two critical Myriad
strategic initiatives:


1. Assist in the identification/risk assessment of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes and discuss relevant medical management options with HCPs;


2. Provide ongoing education for health care providers in order to increase access to genetic and personalized medicine tests for appropriate patients.


To accomplish these initiatives, the RMS is expected to:

  • Become proficient in and demonstrate ability to understand the major data sources (clinical trials, published reports, etc.)
    relative to the use of Myriad’s products.
  • Support the health care provider by offering clinical and scientific information that helps guide therapeutic decisions in
    the medical management of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes.
  • Deliver clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare practitioners and community groups.
  • Work collaboratively with sales and marketing department to create and implement educational strategies for key clients.
  • Assist in the development of key opinion leaders as potential speakers/collaborators for Myriad.
  • Collaborate with clients and thought leaders on a national, regional and local level to develop clinical therapeutic concepts
    that support medical research associated with new and existing products.
  • Collect and report market information within company guidelines.
  • Manage time and travel expense budget for clinical education activities within dedicated regions.
  • Provide Medical Services Clinical Research team with recommendations on investigator and site selection for future trials.
  • Interact with the other departments within Myriad (ie marketing, managed care) to supply clinical content and support for
    future growth.


  • Board Certified/Board Eligible genetic counselor or licensed RN (minimum BSN), OCN or ARNP with hereditary cancer risk assessment experience.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication (written and oral) skills, be willing to travel within a defined geographic
    region, and work well independently.
  • Additionally, the candidate must have at least one year of post-graduate clinical experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with hereditary cancer risk assessment in the clinical setting is strongly desired.

About Myriad:

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYGN) is a leading molecular diagnostic company making a difference in patient’s lives through to discovery and commercialization of transformative molecular diagnostic products that assess a person’s risk of developing disease, improve diagnosis, predict disease progression and guide therapy. We believe in improving the healthcare management of patients by providing physicians and patients with critical information across multiple medical specialties that addresses unmet medical needs. With fiscal year 2013 annual revenue of approximately $600 million and more than 1,500 employees, Myriad is focusing on strategic initiatives, including growing our existing markets, launching new products, and expanding our global presence to take advantage of significant long-term growth opportunities. For more information on Myriad, please visit the Company’s website at: Myriad Genetics is an EEO/AAP employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or Veteran status. At Myriad, we affirm the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected classification. Myriad is an equal employment opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. We believe that diversity lends a regional, national, and global advantage to the clients we serve. Our workforce consists of dynamic individuals, with a range of backgrounds, talents, and skills.

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