• Research Genetic Counselor

    Columbia University New York, NY 10176

    Job #1748282308

    • Requisition no: 513283

    • Work Type: Full Time

    • Location: Campus|Medical Center

    • School/Department: null

    • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab),Administrative Support

    • Job Type: Officer of Administration

    • Regular/Temporary: Regular

    • Hours Per Week: 35

    • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

    Position Summary

    The Sergievsky Center of Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a board-certified genetic counselor who is bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and English for a new study of the psychosocial impact of learning the results of Alzheimer's disease genetic susceptibility testing.


    The study participants will be Latinos residing in northern Manhattan. The genetic counselor will participate as a member of a research team actively collecting and managing data on participant's responses to genetic testing. Responsibilities include developing and validating culturally sensitive materials for education about genetics and genetic testing, and working with other team members to plan and carry out sessions for genetics education, risk disclosure, survey data collection, and follow-up.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus four years of related experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's in genetic counseling

    • Experience with clinical trials and quantitative and qualitative research preferred.

    • Familiarity with genetic research and/or clinical aspects of neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease) preferred.

    Other Requirements

    • Must have strong organizational and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks.

    • Must be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work independently, effectively manage others, and think creatively.

    • Must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff, researchers at other institutions, and research participants.

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.