(WORK FROM HOME) Genetic Counselor or MSL-Whole Exome Sequencing

Biotech Recruiters
Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description


*For the right candidate my client will allow this to be a remote position as long as you are willing to be in the Northeast 3-4 days every 6 to 8 weeks

**Must be knowledgeable in Exome sequencing

In this position you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts in the area of next generation sequencing and help expand our team to contribute directly to our growth and success. Working with our experienced team of geneticists, bioinformaticians, and physicians, you will generate genetic sequencing test reports, provide guidance for clinicians regarding the results, and be a key contributor to new test development and research.

Position Summary

In this newly created position, you will have the opportunity to shape the high throughput sequencing industry and make an impact on the field of neurological and developmental disorders. In collaboration with our expert team of medical geneticists, genetic counselors, variant scientists, and bioinformatics specialists, you will write and interpret genomic reports, provide genomic counseling services to patients and/or their physicians and be a key contributor to new test development, novel disease discovery, and variant research.

The ideal candidate will have several years experience in a clinical setting (preferably neurogenetics and/or pediatrics), have provided direct patient care, possess strong analytical skills, and familiarity with Next Generation testing technologies.

Key Responsibilities

Review genetic sequencing data and generate reports

Communicate with clinicians regarding test results

Provide input into new test offerings and report processing improvements

Assist with variant classification and literature and database searches

Participate in generation of marketing material as needed

Keep informed of relevant literature regularly and attend weekly scientific meetings

Prepare abstracts for presentation at scientific meetings and assist with writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals

Requirements and Abilities

Masters degree in human genetics and/or genetic counseling

Must have some flexibility with respect to skills and hours

At least one-year experience in a neurological/pediatric clinical or diagnostic setting, not including prenatal, is highly recommended

The ability and desire to work independently

An eagerness to work with a highly dynamic team that is using the latest technologies and applying them to a variety of clinical settings

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