Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University are building a program that comprehensively integrates genetics and genomics into research, training and patient care. These departments seek a Clinical Research Coordinator (Genetic Counselor) that will play a key role in the interface of patients, physicians, and researchers. The candidate will provide genetic counseling services for a wide variety of genomics research performed in an interdisciplinary setting. The Clinical Research Coordinator will initially provide counseling services in the setting of the NHGRI sponsored eMERGE study; serve as the primary contact for both potential patients and referring physicians; and will be responsible for patient education and consent, review of patient medical records, coordination and implementation of study procedures, return of results to referring physicians and/or patients as indicated, and provide post-test counseling/education/support to patients and families. The Clinical Research Coordinator will also be responsible for submissions to the IRB and other regulatory bodies as needed, maintenance of study files and databases, and ensuring overall adherence to written protocols and regulatory requirements.
General Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling plus one to two years of related experience. ABGC Board Certification or documentation of Board eligibility.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Computer skills required including Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications: Phlebotomy certification, or willingness to become certified; proficiency in written or spoken Spanish.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.