RESEARCH GENETIC COUNSELOR (GENETICS COUNSELOR 2)
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Posted on: November 25, 2022
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GENETIC COUNSELOR (GENETICS COUNSELOR 2) RESEARCH GENETIC COUNSELOR
(GENETICS COUNSELOR 2) Req #: 214843 Department: DEPARTMENT OF
MEDICINE: MEDICAL GENETICS Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting
Date: 11/08/2022 Closing Info: Closes On 11/21/2022 Salary: $6,897
- $9,580 MONTHLY Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you
will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on
our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
The Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine has
an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Genetic
Counselor 2 position at the University of Washington.
Research conducted within the Division is funded primarily by
federal grants to support scientific inquiry for the public good.
This position includes work with two National Institutes of Health
funded genomic medicine research studies. More information on these
studies can be found here: Undiagnosed Diseases Network:
All of Us Consortium: https://allofus.nih.gov/ . Our research has
the potential to diagnose patients with undiagnosed genetic
diseases and discover new gene-disease associations through the
implementation of genomic medicine.
This position includes work as part of a National Institutes of
Health funded genomic medicine research study in a national
consortium and other research activities, as needed. This position
will have duties at the University of Washington Medical Center and
Seattle Children's Hospital. Under the general direction of the PI
will analyze and interpret family histories and genetic test
results for both research programs. Participate in health sciences
research. Will provide oversight and work direction for the
Genetics Counselor 1 and the research coordinators in the
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Study Management - 60%
- Coordinate testing and transfer of data with labs.
- Collaborate with and coordinate efforts of local faculty,
physicians, genetic counselors, and staff on research
- Collect, summarize, and present patient clinical information
for research purposes.
- Apply clinical expertise for variant interpretation and
summarize variants of interest for sequencing analysis reports and
discussion with research team.
- Conduct outreach and develop study recruitment materials for
providers and families in the Pacific Northwest region.
- Communicate with adult and pediatric patients with undiagnosed
disorders and family members of pediatric patients in person or by
telephone or electronic communications.
- Facilitate study informed consent for research participants and
- Provide post-test education and counseling regarding results of
genomic sequencing and other advanced diagnostic testing for adult
and pediatric research participants and family members.
- Collect and report numbers and trends to the NIH regarding
applicant engagement and develop enrollment timelines as
- Work with the UDN Coordinating Center to ensure applicants are
appropriately enrolled and UDN timelines are followed
- Learn about and adapt to new testing technologies as they
emerge to offer participants appropriate tests.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by Principal Investigators.
All of Us Consortium (AoU) Study Management - 15%
- Interpret genomic sequence variants using updated ACMG variant
interpretation criteria and other relevant data.
- Present and discuss sequence variants during team
- Draft language for genomic sequencing test reports.
- Provide input on clinical features and management of reportable
- Contribute to the development of project protocols, tools, and
- Perform other tasks as assigned by AoU supervisors and
- Participate in consortium-wide variant interpretation working
Supervision and Training - 15%
- Train and supervise genetic counselors and research
- Train physicians in the UDN process and protocol.
Process Improvement and Documentation - 10%
- Develop methods to improve the UDN process and increase
efficiency and applicant numbers.
- Document research activities and contribute phenotype and
genotype data to network database, per protocol.
- Master's degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from a
program accredited by a national certification board for medical
- Board Certified or an Active Candidate for Board Certification
by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
- Two years of professional genetic counseling experience, or
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
- Ability to thoroughly and accurately evaluate scientific
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
- Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive
- Basic level of computer operations skills, including word
processing, presentations, and Internet use.
- Superb organizational skills.
- Experience with biomedical research.
- Strong understanding of genetic disorders, genetic testing, and
- Two or more years of professional genetic counseling
- Open to occasional travel for national meetings.
- May be required to work an occasional evening or weekend.
- Accreditation Requirement: Certification by a national
certification board for medical genetics personnel as a Genetics
- There may be instances where individual positions must have
additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's
responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications
are obtained for each position.
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disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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