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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


A grant-supported postdoctoral position aimed at defining pathogenic mechanisms of pediatric disease is available immediately in the Steet lab within the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). The GGC is a non-profit clinical, diagnostic and research center whose mission is to advance diagnoses and treatment for children with rare genetic diseases. The Research Division is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including a new aquaculture facility. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with clinical and molecular geneticists to better understand the genetic basis and molecular pathogenesis of inherited disorders.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in animal systems and genome editing who can work to address complex questions regarding disease pathogenesis. Zebrafish experience and expertise with microscopy is preferred. The successful candidate will use a combination of cell and animal systems in a highly collaborative environment to investigate disease mechanisms at a molecular and cellular level Applicants are expected to have a strong record of first author publications from their Ph.D. work, experience with molecular and cell biological techniques and skill in both written and verbal communication. Interested applicants should should send their cover letter, resume and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 

A grant-supported postdoctoral position to explore novel aspects of lysosomal biology and disease pathogenesis using cell-based models is available immediately in the Steet lab within the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). The GGC is a non-profit clinical, diagnostic and research center whose mission is to advance diagnoses and treatment for children with rare genetic diseases. In addition to the central research projects of the Steet lab, this position offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with clinical and molecular geneticists to better understand the genetic basis and molecular pathogenesis of inherited disorders.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with broad experience in tissue culture, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry. Experience with genome editing, iPSC technology and/or lysosomal biology preferred. The successful candidate will focus their efforts on the development of reporter systems and new cell-based models for lysosomal disorders and the identification of sensitive signaling pathways. Applicants are expected to have a strong record of first author publications from their Ph.D. work, experience with molecular and cell biological techniques and skill in both written and verbal communication. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a fulltime Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Technologist. The Biochemical Laboratory of the Greenwood Genetic Center provides diagnostic and screening tests for a variety of inherited metabolic disorders. As members of GGC’s Metabolic Treatment Team, our Biochemical Laboratory faculty and staff strive to provide clinicians and families with an accurate and rapid confirmatory diagnosis. The position will be located in the Diagnostic Laboratory on our Greenwood campus.

The primary responsibilities of the Biochemical Technologist include using standard techniques such as ion exchange chromatography and mass spectrometry to analyze clinical diagnostic samples that are submitted for laboratory analysis.The technologist will follow standard operating procedures for sample handling, sample processing, test analyses, and recording of test results, and will adhere to the quality control policies of the laboratory.In addition, there will be opportunities for test development and research.The Biochemical Technologist will report to the Biochemical Lab Supervisor and Biochemical Laboratory Director.

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in science or related field are encouraged to apply. A letter of interest noting relevant experience, current resume and list of professional references should be submitted to:


 

Email: careers@ggc.org

Fax: 864-388-1062, ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a Bioinformatics Specialist. The candidate will be expected to perform detailed analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data in both a research and diagnostic setting. Fluency in several programming languages, along with a well-rounded knowledge of genetics/molecular biology, is essential in order to understand and communicate findings/results. Collaboration with additional individuals including Clinical Laboratory Directors is also essential to providing the most informative and concise results.

The Bioinformatics Specialist must also be able to adapt their skill set to accommodate for technological advances and a steadily increasing volume of high-throughput data. The applicant must also be willing to collaborate and function within a team of Bioinformatics Specialists on larger, more demanding projects.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in either biological sciences, computer science or statistics
  • Fluency in Java, Python, R or C++

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references to:

Email: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a fulltime Maintenance Assistant. This position will be located on the Greenwood campus and will involve occasional day trips to the GGC’s Greenville and Columbia satellite offices.

The successful candidate will assist maintenance staff with the installation and maintenance of facility equipment, read and interpret equipment manuals, perform a variety of plumbing and carpentry functions, comply with safety regulations, and use a variety of hand and power tools. The applicant may be asked to assist in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume or work history with list of skills and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay


The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory has an immediate opening for a Director-level position in our Biochemical Laboratory. The GGC Biochemical Laboratory provides diagnostic and screening tests for a variety of inherited metabolic disorders.

The successful candidate will join an established and growing division and will be fully involved in the clinical responsibilities of the laboratory including reporting results, quality management and assay development. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the South Carolina newborn screening program as well as educational/research activities.

ABMGG board-certification is strongly preferred; however, those with pending certification will be considered. Salary and professional title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications consisting of a CV and accompanying cover letter detailing work experience and professional interests should be sent to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a fulltime Administrative Assistant. The position will be located on the Greenwood GGC campus. The primary duties of this role include patient scheduling, front desk reception and coverage, data entry, switchboard operator for multiline system and oversight of routine correspondence with patients and referring physician offices. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relations with all employees at all levels of the organization.

An Associate’s degree is preferred, but will substitute experience for education. Related administrative experience in the healthcare field preferred. Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite are required; Epic Electronic Health Record experience is required.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send letter of interest, current resume and list of professional references to

Talitha Kay at careers@ggc.org or fax: (864) 388-1062

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking applications for a Director level position in our full service Cytogenetics Laboratory. The GGC Cytogenetics Laboratory is a state-of-the-art cytogenetics laboratory offering diagnostic services, including chromosome, FISH and microarray analysis for prenatal, postnatal and oncology specimens.

The successful candidate will assist the current Director in providing technical oversight of various laboratory functions including report writing, test/procedure validations, overseeing compliance with external regulatory requirements, and external and internal proficiency testing. Responsibilities will also include training and competency assessment, continuing education, technical staff guidance and consultation, ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures/policies, and assisting in troubleshooting technical issues as necessary.

Salary and level of position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates should have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD and must be ABMG Board Certified in Clinical Cytogenetics. Additional certification in Molecular Genetics is desirable.

Applications consisting of a CV, accompanying cover letter detailing work experience and professional interests, and professional references should be sent to:

Fax: (864) 388-1062, ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Genetic Counselor. The position will be located in the Greenwood office of the Greenwood Genetic Center. This candidate would join a team of 3 clinical geneticists, a physician assistant and a clinical genetic counselor.

The Clinical Genetic Counselor position will primarily involve genetic education, assessment of risks and psychosocial status, immediate and ongoing support for families, discussion of testing options and coordination, visit preparation and documentation in an EHR system, interpretation of laboratory results and communication of findings. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in educational programs, student training, statewide genetic case review, development of new programs as well as revamping existing programs and research projects. The counselor will work with pediatric and adult patients in the general and metabolic clinics, but will also conduct some prenatal and cancer counseling.

A Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required, and applicants must be Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be willing to travel within the state of South Carolina.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email or  Fax: 864-388-1062. ATTN: Talitha Kay, HR Generalist

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for an IT Technician. The position will be located in the Greenwood GGC office and will provide support for our IT Team and assistance to the Director of IT.

The primary role of this position will be to provide technical assistance related to computer hardware and software as well as other technology tools and products, and to participate in the operation of the IT helpdesk which supports GGC staff members. The technician should be able to give prompt responses to questions from employees, be an effective communicator with employees of all levels and vendors, troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve problems related to operating systems. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team, possess strong organizational skills and work efficiency, meet deadlines and translate their technical knowledge into actionable direction. Applicants must be able to lift and/or carry weights of 20 to 25 pounds, be able to walk up and down stairs, and have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stand and work with hands above head level. Occasional travel to GGC satellite offices within South Carolina is required.

This position requires an Associate’s degree in Computer Technology or 3-5 years of experience in technical and network support in a related field. A strong understanding of Microsoft operating systems and networking, such as TCP/IP, Active Directory, and Permissions, is preferred. Knowledge of Linux, JUNOS, virtual technologies, videoconferencing technologies and Veeam software products is preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email or  Fax: 864-388-1062. ATTN: Talitha Kay, HR Generalist

The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at the Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a Staff Scientist with a background in molecular biology and/or genetics.

The Staff Scientist will primarily be responsible for clinical and research data review and variant assessment, and may investigate novel testing methodologies and participate in the development of new diagnostic assays/procedures as directed. This individual may also be responsible for training and competency assessment, ensuring adherence to established standard operating procedures, and communicating with external technical specialists. The successful candidate will be able to provide technical oversight of various lab functions including troubleshooting of technical issues, oversee compliance with external regulatory requirements, and communicate/consult with technical staff as needed. The Staff Scientist will report to the Director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. Opportunities for professional development may include continuing education, teaching, networking, and ASCP certification.

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects. The Greenwood Genetic Center works closely with the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide diagnostic services, treatment and prevention programs to reduce the risk and severity of disabling conditions. We are a cohesive team, determined to break new ground in clinical service, laboratory and diagnostic testing, educational programs and research, and we intend to lead the way into the 21st century with hope for every family at risk for genetic disease.

Qualified candidates will have a masters or doctoral degree (MS and/or PhD) in a related field. Previous experience with Next Generation Sequencing and familiarity with a CLIA-approved laboratory environment is highly desired but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications consisting of a CV and accompanying cover letter detailing work experience and professional interests should be sent to the address below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email or  Fax: 864-388-1062. ATTN: Talitha Kay, HR Generalist

The Greenwood Genetic Center has immediate opening for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Geneticists at the Assistant or Associate Level in our Columbia office.

The responsibilities of the position will include patient care (inpatient and outpatient consultations), collaboration with our diagnostic laboratories, and teaching of genetic counseling students, medical students, and residents. There will also be an opportunity to participate in clinical research at a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution. The GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond. For more information about Columbia,  South Carolina please visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/.
 

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and qualified for licensure in the State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 


The Greenwood Genetic Center has immediate opening for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Geneticists at the Assistant or Associate Level on our main campus in Greenwood.

The responsibilities of the position will include patient care (inpatient and outpatient consultations), collaboration with our diagnostic laboratories, and teaching of genetic counseling students, medical students, and residents. There will also be an opportunity to participate in clinical research at a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution. The GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond. For more information about Greenwood, South Carolina please visit http://www.visitgreenwoodsc.com/.

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and qualified for licensure in the State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references to:

 

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 


 


The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a fulltime Board Certified/Board Eligible Biochemical Geneticist at the Assistant or Associate Level. The position is located in the Columbia office of the Greenwood Genetic Center and will have an emphasis on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with inborn errors of metabolism requiring dietary treatment as well as enzyme replacement therapy. There will be the opportunity to participate in teaching and clinical research. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in the on call schedule for patients with biochemical disorders.

The responsibilities of the position include patient care (inpatient consultations, outpatient metabolic genetics clinic and newborn screen consultation); collaboration with GGC biochemical genetics laboratory; and teaching of genetic counselors, USC medical students and residents. The qualified candidate will be offered a faculty position with USC at rank commensurate with their qualifications. GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond.

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical or Medical Biochemical Genetics and qualified for licensure in State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email  Neena Champaigne, MD

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a full time Pediatric Neuropsychologist or Pediatric School Psychologist. Primary duties include the following:

Clinical Duties

Clinical responsibilities consist primarily of neuropsychological evaluations of children and occasionally adults with various inherited metabolic diseases that can potentially impact neurological, psychiatric, and developmental functioning. The evaluation also includes parent/caregiver education about the patient’s challenges and provides subsequent triage to a specialty treatment service or referral outside of the GGC. If needed, communication with the school is provided, primarily in the form of educational advocacy and translating test results to school-based services.

Diagnostic evaluations include a semi-structured interview, as well as administration, scoring and interpretation of questionnaires for the child, parents, and teacher (as needed). Neuropsychological and educational assessments are comprehensive and involve intake, neuropsychological and educational evaluation, feedback to family, initial and follow-up contact with school, and a detailed written report.

Additional Duties

Collaboration with Metabolic Treatment Program colleagues to generate clinically-based research to be presented at scientific meetings and submitted for peer-review publication will be ongoing. Attendance at monthly team meetings, as well as the multidisciplinary, center-wide case conferences is expected.

The position involves clinical services in Greenville and Greenwood, South Carolina. Therefore, applicants desiring to live near any of these GGC campus locations are welcomed. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package will be based on experience.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD degree from an APA - accredited program in clinical psychology, neuropsychology or a related field, and be licensed or license-eligible in the state of South Carolina. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated professional attitude with ability to interface with senior management, clinicians and staff will be needed. Travel throughout South Carolina will be required.

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