Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Genetic counselors play an integral role in the management and operations of our clinical genetic testing laboratories. The genetic counselors hired into these positions will work directly with small established teams of molecular-based counselors who comprise a dedicated and long-standing group of over 35 lab genetic counselors at Mayo Clinic. The selected candidates will also work closely with laboratory directors, medical geneticists, genetic counseling assistants, and laboratory personnel.
Position description
Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, has an immediate opening for a full-time molecular-based Laboratory Genetic Counselors in the area of oncology, primarily supporting hereditary cancer testing.

Genetic counselors play an integral role in supporting NGS-based testing. An important role of the molecular-based genetic counselor involves evaluation, annotation, and classification of novel variants based on extensive review and collation of public and private data sources. The genetic counselor synthesizes this information with the provided clinical information to draft a comprehensive interpretive report in collaboration with the laboratory director. Genetic counselors perform this role in support of a variety of hereditary cancer indications including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, other colorectal cancer syndromes, and hereditary paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma.

Other primary roles and responsibilities of the molecular genetic counselor include patient case management, involvement in test utilization management, primary liaison and communication to external health care providers, promotion of consistent test reporting standards, test design and development, and education to several rotating student groups (genetic counseling graduate students, medical residents, and fellows).

This is a telework position.
Master of Science or Master of Arts in Genetic Counseling granted by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required. Eligible for active candidate status as defined by ABGC or board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) necessary. Certification must be attained within 2 years of start date. Genetic counselors residing in the state of Minnesota or providing direct patient care to patients in the state of Minnesota must be licensed by the state of Minnesota. Genetic counselors who work in a telework capacity for Mayo Clinic must be licensed by the state of Minnesota.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

Additional qualifications
Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical, and laboratory genetics required. Must have effective oral and written presentation and communication skills, superior organizational skills and be able to work independently. Computer skills appropriate for laboratory and clinical case management necessary.
License or certification
Genetic counselors who reside in or provide direct patient care in the state of Minnesota must be licensed by the state of Minnesota. Genetic counselors who work in a telework capacity for Mayo Clinic must be licensed by the state of Minnesota.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,947.20, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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