Pleased to provide information about our upcoming Prospective GC Day in Orlando on May 18th! I’ll be speaking, so you’ll get to meet me (Jade).
Here’s the registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/dRKRmckQvcOmjsDh2
We recently did a morale event among my department’s GCs. We asked each other how/why we decided to enter this career. I thought the answers might be helpful for others wondering whether he/she also wants to be a GC.
You’ll notice a few of us say something along the lines of wanting to be a scientist, but one who doesn’t touch people or sit in a lab all day. 🙂
Florida is a great state! I should know, I (Jade) live there. Check out the U of South Florida program, located in Tampa. This program puts you on track to earn a Masters in Genetic Counseling and Public Health — all good things in one! (Plus, the beach)
It’s that time of year again! (For me to plug GeneDx’s Prospective Genetic Counselor Day)
Are you interested in a career in Genetic Counseling?
Consider attending the Prospective GC info session on April 27, 2018
RSVP: Meg Bradbury, MS, CGC, MSHS (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 20, 2018
Not onsite? Join in remotely by video conference.
For further information please contact email@example.com
Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) positions are a great introduction to the field and a wonderful way to gain experience before applying to graduate school.
GCA positions are popping up more frequently. Some prospective students may wish to inquire whether there is a position available at a local genetic counseling facility, or even whether the facility would be willing to create a position.
Great job opportunity for those in the Maryland/DC area or those able to relocate. See details below.
To apply, head over to https://www.genedx.com/jobopenings/.
|Job Description||GeneDx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified diagnostic genetic testing laboratory for molecular genetics.Our historic mission has been to make clinical diagnostic testing available for people with genetic conditions and their families. We apply cutting edge technologies that provide a wide array of molecular genetic diagnostic tests,including whole exome sequencing and next-generation sequencing panels. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. To learn more about GeneDx, please visit our website at http://www.genedx.com.
Responsibilities for the GC Assistant will include:
• Basic client services (follow-up phone calls, requesting information or repeat specimens, arranging shipping of specimen kits)
A successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment, be exceptionally attentive to detail, be able to multitask and manage priorities while meeting deadlines.
• 401K retirement savings plan with a company match
• Flexible Spending Account Tuition Assistance, Employee Discounts Paid Time Off Regular performance appraisals, merit increases
• Work with a company of talented professionals dedicated to making GeneDx shine!
• Supportive company structure- promoted 100 employees in the last year
• Business casual environment, dog friendly
GeneDx is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
To learn how some facilities are implementing GCAs, see the following literature:
Did you all tune into the Student/New Member SIG Webinar on November 29th?
Cindy Soliday (Kaiser HR hiring manager for GCs) & MaryAnn Campion, MS, CGC (co-director of Stanford program) discussed how to obtain your first GC position. And while I coudn’t stay on the line for the entire lecture, I jotted down some notes on resume and cover letters.
Quick Notes on Resumes:
Quick Notes on Cover Letters:
My understanding is that the presentation slides will eventually be posted on the SIG board. If you’re not already a member, consider joining. The rest of the webinar provides information regarding job searching, salary and benefit negotiation techniques, and
examining what HR hiring managers and lead genetic counselors are looking for in an applicant.
Happy job searching!