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Genetics Counselor Job

Job Number: EPB13420

Job Title: Genetic Counselor - Autism

Department: HCH11 Autism - 7127505

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) accredited training program.

American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) board certified is a benefit. If the applicant is not board certified, he or she must be actively pursuing board certification.

Knowledge of biological sciences necessary to understand, interpret, and discuss medical conditions with respect to the provision of genetics counseling services.

Analytical and numerical skills necessary to interpret pedigrees and genetic information, calculate and predict probability of genetic risk factors, and apply simple statistical tests on data.

Proficiency with computers, basic software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), and data entry into a database.

Experience with preparing study-related documents submitted for IRB review.

Counseling skills to deal with clients about complicated and often distressing information.

Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and to interact positively with a wide variety of people, including professional and lay people in both hospital and community settings.

Ability to work as a team member, as well as individually with minimal supervision.


Two years of experience in genetics counseling and exposure to patients with diseases of a genetic basis, in particular, neurodevelopmental disorders (preferred).

A Genetics Counselor is being sought for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding theAutism, a Precision Medicine ApproachInitiative. The Genetics Counselor will work together with and be supervised by Dr. Eric M. Morrow, MD PhD, Co-Director of the Autism Initiative within HCHII,and a physician-scientist.. The Genetic Counselor will be an active and collaborative member of his research group.