Genetic Counselor II

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Counseling Research

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA is looking for a Genetic Counselor to assume responsibility in the evaluation, data collection, and counseling of research participants in clinical studies as defined and agreed to by the Program Director and Principal Investigators. Studies include NIH-sponsored investigations of genetic risk in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. This person will work in collaboration with physicians and the program staff by following written FDA/Good Clinical Practice guidelines to carry out research protocols for participants suffering from neurological disorders and controls in observational and interventional clinical trials.  This individual will assist in the ongoing responsibility for each participant from enrollment to study completion.  The Genetic Counselor is assigned full-time to this role and receives professional medical supervision from physicians. 
Qualifications

Required:

Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling required in a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)

An active Genetic Counselor license issued by the State of California, with board certification from the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)

Strong clinical evaluation skills and ability to interact with study participants.

Strong leadership, negotiation and presentation skills as well an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems.

Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail.

Strong understanding of current scientific information regarding diseases under study.

Basic understanding of statistics and statistical methods.

Excellent writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical people

Working knowledge of FDA regulations.

Strong Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (CGP)

 

Preferred:

Knowledge of and experience in experimental design

2+ years of experience in academic research

Fluency in English and Spanish


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Employment Type

FULL TIME