Genetic Counselor Senior/UKHC

Job description

The Genomics Laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine a division of UK Healthcare is seeking a Genetic Counselor to join the newly developed Clinical Genomics department.

Responsibilities include: serve as a liaison between the physician and laboratory to provide the test-related information to the clients; draft the lab reports; communicate the results to clients; assist in new test development; manage lab-related projects and some marketing.

Job Title
Genetic Counselor Senior/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Genetics Counselor - Genomics Lab

Department Name
H3200:Laboratory Services

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Certified Genetic Counselor

Physical Requirements

sitting for long periods of time


Monday - Friday day shift


Experience in a molecular laboratory
Molecular Genetics
Next-Generation Sequencing
Drafting genetic reports
Communicating genetic results
Writing skills, excel, windows

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Masters in Genetic Counseling and more than one year in lab genetic counseling.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a current certification as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, or are you eligible to obtain this certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one year of professional work experience in a molecular genetics laboratory?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience with next-generation sequencing and chromosomal microarray tests.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Do you have a marketing background?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Describe your experience with providing technical genetic information to a client.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter





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Posted: 5/18/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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