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University of Rochester Sr Assoc - 225057 in Rochester, New York

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Ophthalmology


The Department of Ophthalmology in conjunction with the Deapartment of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester has an opening for a Certified Genetic Counselor to fill the leadership role of Ocular Genetics Counselor and Program Director of the Ocular Genetics Team at the Flaum Eye Institute and Golisano Children’s Hospital under the supervision of Ocular Geneticist, and Chief of Pediatric Genetics, Dr. Alex Levin. We are particularly interested in candidates with prior experience in ocular genetics, or a willingness to learn this exciting new discipline.

The successful candidate will coordinate and attend ocular genetics clinics including the care of pediatric and adult patients. Supervision of the Ocular Genetics Coordinator and close interaction with other genetic counselors and geneticists in the Division of Pediatric Genetics at Galisano Children’s and the ophthalmologists and personnel at Flaum Eye will be part of the daily work. Duties include pre-visit history taking, pedigree creation, pre- and post-genetic testing counseling, informed consent for testing and research, interaction with family support groups, interpreting and conveying test results while managing psychosocial impact, selection and coordination of genetic testing, literature review, and test result interpretation.

The candidate will manage weekly team case meetings. Teaching of medical students and residents is expected in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as supervision and teaching of ocular genetics fellows. Other opportunities include the creation and leadership of an international genetic counselor development program with the chance to teach nationally and internationally. Clinical research and publication is also part of this role along with coordination of collaborative research within the University and at centers elsewhere around the role including gene discovery, gene therapy and registry development and maintenance.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) Accredited Program, as should have passed the ABGC certification exam, or plan to take this exam within the next year. Applicants should have excellent communication skills in regards to both patients and colleagues, enjoy working with children of all ages as well as adult, and be capable of utilizing electronic medical record systems. Applicants should have a history of high ethical standards, respect for patient autonomy ad confidentiality and dedication to the best interests of the patient in all duties.

How to apply:

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #225057 at

In addition, please submit a current Curriculum Vitae, 3 referee letter and a short statement of career goals to

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled