Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Pediatrics is seeking for a Genetic Counselor to join our team in a full time position. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing research in the division of Molecular Genetics working in a dedicated team of physicians and researchers developing and implementing multiple research projects.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Genetic Counselor will be responsible for: -Coordinating several research studies, including disease specific multisite studies. -Obtaining and maintaining Columbia institutional review board (IRB) approval. -Recruits study patients, explains the study to prospective participants and assists with obtaining informed consent. Coordinates patient recruitment and biospecimen collection from pediatric patients and their parents. Assists with pre and post test genetic counseling sessions, writes result letters. -Will serve as the Project manager for multi-center studies and coordinators work across the study sites including organization of site research staff, IRB approvals and modifications, and central oversight of the biospecimens, genomic data, and clinical database. -Participates in data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparations. -Opportunity to co-author journal publications and present results at national meetings. -Provides genetic counseling services and coordinates care for prenatal, pediatric, specialty genetic clinics. -Supervises rotating genetic counseling students and educate residents, medical students, nursing students and genetic counseling students.
-Any other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: ABGC/ABMG certified or board eligible
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173658
About Columbia University
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