Madison, WI
Aug 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91656-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91656-AS



Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 08, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters' degree in genetics counseling is required from an accredited Genetic Counseling Program.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- One year of post-graduate experience in clinical genetics and/or medical/patient care counseling preferred. Prior experience working in a genetics counseling setting is preferred.
- Prefix determination will be based on years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years experience is needed for appointment at the senior level.
- Experience in neurodevelopmental disability, biochemical genetics, and/or pediatric genetics clinics preferred.

License or certificate:

Certification as a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) from American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification is preferred. Applicants must have Active Candidate status and must obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct clinical services and to participate in clinical activities and training of students within the Genetics and Metabolism Program Area of the Waisman Center Clinics. The Genetics and Metabolism Program provides comprehensive assessment and follow-up services for children with, or at risk for, developmental delays, due to genetic conditions. Assessments are provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work closely with families to provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations and follow-up over time. The team of professionals includes specialties in genetics, genetic counseling, developmental pediatrics, nursing, and nutrition.

These clinical services are provided in partnership between the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, and the UW Health AFCH (American Family Children's Hospital). Duties also include provision of genetic counseling services as part of the interdisciplinary clinical services provided at partner or affiliate clinics. In addition to providing direct clinical services and clinical training to genetic counseling students, this position will participate in clinical research activities within the Waisman Center clinics or at other affliate clinics.

Additional Information:

A caregiver background check and a pre-employment physical will be required of the finalist.

This position will provide services at multiple clinics located at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI and at University Station, located at 2880 University Ave, Madison, WI.


Choutae Yang
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Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Aug 16 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Dec 31 2017 11:55 PM Central Standard Time