Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, has an immediate opening for a full-time molecular-based Laboratory Genetic Counselor in the areas of hereditary cancer and somatic tumor oncology 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. Oncology genetic counselors also participate in somatic variant annotation and reporting for several solid tumor NGS panels (colon cancer, GIST, melanoma, lung cancer, and brain cancer).
Other primary roles and responsibilities of the molecular genetic counselor include patient case management, involvement in test utilization practices, 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).
The roles and responsibilities associated with this position may be performed on-site OR off-site as a telework employee dependent on the applicant’s qualifications.
**A two-year commitment to this position is required**