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University of Colorado - School of Medicine


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The Colorado Genetics Laboratory (CGL) in the Department of Pathology is a state of the art cytogenetic and molecular diagnostic test reference laboratory that serves University Hospital, affiliated hospitals and health care providers/patients nationwide. The Department of Pathology seeks a full-time Genetic Counselor at the Instructor level to provide genetic counseling support to clients and staff in the Colorado Genetics Laboratory (CGL), dedicated to providing value-to-patient services and resources for the Denver area and beyond.

Service is provided through highly complex diagnostic cytogenomic testing utilizing chromosomal analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and/or chromosomal microarray. Samples tested include amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling, products of conception, peripheral blood, bone marrow, and solid tumors.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Interrogates multiple genomic databases for information on genomic gains and losses, and their clinical significance. Assists Directors in writing interpretation for cytogenetic and microarray reports.
  • Calls referring physician, counselor, medical provider, and, if appropriate, patient with test results. Arranges follow up counseling, if indicated.
  • Receives patient intake information; obtains medical records or other pertinent records; researches case if necessary, conducting data searches to bring appropriate information on anomaly, diseases, drugs or other indications.
  • Completes counseling summaries in patient chart notes, and other reports and records.
  • Recommends tests, including blood tests, chromosome studies, ultrasound, amniocentesis, CVS, DNA and molecular tests. Reviews test results when appropriate. Prepare and coordinate send out testing for appropriate cases.
  • Provides training to medical staff for clients of the Colorado Genetics Laboratory.
  • Serves as a resource for information on genetic testing and genetic counseling issues for staff and clients.
  • Assists with educational activities for new laboratory personnel, students, fellows, and residents, including course preparation and lecturing.
  • Assists in development of marketing and educational materials.
  • Participates in marketing activities for the laboratory

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.

Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services:

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities


Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree in genetic counseling from a certified program
  • Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience as a genetic counselor in a clinical setting
  • Experience working in or with a cytogenetic laboratory
  • Experience with chromosomal microarray interpretations
  • Experience working with genomic databases

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11428

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 13, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00672003





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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