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Laboratory Corporation of America Genetic Counselor-Lab Based -MNG Genomics Group, Autism Speaks Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia

Labcorp and Autism Speaks are partnering to offer a unique opportunity for a lab based Genetic Counselor Fellow focusing on the area of neurogenetics with a specific concentration in autism. This position will support the MNG Laboratories facility based in Atlanta, CA, but will have the ability to be remote. This is a two-year fellowship position perfect for a recent, ABGC board-certified/board-eligible genetic counseling graduate who is interested in genetics, autism, client services, laboratory operations and business. An ideal candidate should be organized, independently motived and have a particular interest in research and education. This Fellow will join a team of genetic counselors, genetic counselor assistant, and laboratory Directors. He or she will consult and coordinate with clients and laboratory personnel regarding genetic tests performed by MNG laboratories, Integrated Genetics, and reference laboratories. Additionally, this fellow will work with Autism Speaks staff to develop a knowledgebase of the science of autism, develop an autism/genetic focused research project, and gain an understanding of the impact that science and genetics has on families with autism. This position is a chance to develop the Fellow for a career in laboratory genetics and genomics, with expertise in autism.

Location is flexible. Candidate can be located anywhere in the US.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide neurogenetic and autism testing expertise and support to health care providers regarding test selection, test performance, and laboratory processes

  • Review incoming specimens to ensure that appropriate testing has been ordered and that essential information about the patient has been provided

  • Participate in result interpretation and report review, communicating abnormal test results and follow up recommendations to health care providers

  • Provide educational presentations to increase understanding of autism and autism testing to various internal and external groups

  • Review data available through MNG and Autism Speaks for case reports, abstracts, and other publications for submission to an appropriate conference

  • Support the Autism Speaks patient community through outreach and advocacy

About Autism Speaks®

Autism Speaks is the largest advocacy organization in the United States. We sponsor autism research and conduct awareness and outreach activities for families, policy makers and the public. We are dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

About LabCorp®

With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp processes tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com .

Requirements

  • New graduate of MS in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling

  • Board certified or active status for ABGC

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

  • Highly organized and autonomously motivated

  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task

  • Interest in serving the autism community

Shift

1

Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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