Careers

We are always looking for people that share our passion for providing the highest quality care. Browse through current opportunities to join our team.   

At the Greenwood Genetic Center, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace composed of individuals from all walks of life who share our passion for providing the highest quality care.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicant Resources

Job Summary:

The primary role of the Genetic Assistant is to ensure that patients referred for a genetics evaluation and their families have access to the full array of genetic services offered by GGC. These services include clinical genetic evaluations, laboratory diagnostic services, genetic counseling services, and genetic educational information specific to the individual’s particular condition. The position will include assisting with referrals, scheduling, sample coordination, and billing activities associated with all clinical visit types, including eConsults and eVisits.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with referral sources as needed to provide information and easy access for genetic evaluations.
  • Collect, review and summarize pertinent medical, educational, psychological, and social records once a referral is received.
  • Communicate with patients and families to obtain past medical history, developmental history, and family history, to schedule eVisits and assist in the clinical evaluation, and to follow up on needed items associated with the clinical evaluations and laboratory testing.
  •  Communicate with insurance companies regarding pre-authorization for genetic tests, which may include assisting with drafting letters of medical necessity and letters for appeal.
  • Prepare requisitions and package samples for laboratory testing.
  • Locate and provide genetic educational materials and links to appropriate community resources for patients and families.
  •  Participate in the eVisit process and coordinate communication between the patient/family and the provider.
  •  Pre-chart for clinical visits and eVisits and assist in follow-up of testing results, which may include drafting result notes.
  • Help refine workflow processes associated with eConsults and eVisits.
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  •  Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.
  •  Experience with EPIC electronic medical record or willingness to learn.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in sociology, biology, genetics or other health-related field.
  • Professional work experience in a related field preferred.
  • Background in counseling, nursing, phlebotomy or medical assistant is desired.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  •  Prolonged periods of periods of standing and bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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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.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a full time Clinical Trial Coordinator in our Greenville office. The Clinical Trial Coordinator will perform assigned tasks to aid in the conduct of clinical trials for genetic conditions under the direct supervision of a physician Principal Investigator or other assigned supervisor.

Educational Experience: Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related field preferred, but will substitute experience for education.

Job Duties:

  •  Assist Investigators and other study staff with all aspects of clinical trial conduct.
  • Communicate with research participants to facilitate study visits and collect data.
  •  Assist with the collection, review, and tracking of regulatory documents and safety data.
  •  Assist in the preparation of study documentation and forms.
  •  Correctly file and archive clinical trial documents and maintain study files.
  • Manage study materials and supplies – distribution, ordering, tracking, storage, reconciliation, and destruction.
  •  Enter data into databases quickly and accurately.
  •  Perform other clerical duties as required such as taking notes during meetings, photocopying, scanning, faxing, etc.
  • Support GGC personnel with preparation of grant applications, manuscripts, and other projects.
  • Assist with biological sample collection, preparation, and shipping.
  •  Conduct proper clinical trial start up procedures including IRB submissions, contract and budget negotiations
  • Assist with the organization, scheduling, and documentation of specialized clinic visits.
  • Support clinical activities outside of clinical trials as needed and as time allows.
  • General work hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relations with all employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Ability to work independently and work well with a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  •  Experience with EPIC electronic medical record or willingness to learn.
  •  Familiarity with medical terminology is preferred.
  •  Applicants must have or be willing to be trained in basic knowledge of clinical trial processes and ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Applicants must have phlebotomy experience or be willing to learn.

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A Staff Scientist position in Functional Genomics is available in the highly collaborative Research Division at the Greenwood Genetic Center. This scientist will be responsible for the design and execution of functional studies on new genetic variants identified within the GGC patient population using cultured cells and zebrafish, and help meet the growing demand for functional testing of different variants of uncertain clinical significance that arise from genome sequencing and other diagnostic testing.

A Ph.D. degree in a biological science major, a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience, and a proven research track record in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Knowledge of mammalian cell culture, good communication skills, the ability to work independently and effectively troubleshoot experiments are necessary. Prior experience using zebrafish as a model system is a plus.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant in our Diagnostic division. This position will primarily support the Director of the Diagnostic Laboratory and will be located in the Greenwood GGC office.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing support for the Diagnostic Director
  • Screen and direct lab specific telephone inquires
  • Data entry for billing purposes
  • Coordination of patient reports
  • Support clinical testing activities
  • Receive and manage incoming patient information
  • Assist with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) once appropriate training is complete

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suites
  • Basic computer skills
  • Advanced computer skillsets desired

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, with at least two years of experience in a related field
  • Associates degree with medical training is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
  • Must be able to list up to 15 pounds at a time.

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Job Summary:
The IT Support Specialist will work 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 supporting GGC staff members.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for users and resolve helpdesk tickets
  • Install new hardware and software and maintain existing components
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with user devices and peripheral equipment
  • Review manufacturers’ specifications on connections and methods to locate problems
  • Perform software installations and updates
  • Document new processes and essential procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts (routing, switching, VLANs, wireless)
  • Basic understanding of security and exploits (phishing, antivirus, malware)
  • Basic understanding of printers and print services
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and 365
  • Good understanding of Active Directory
  • Good understanding of CAT5 and CAT6 wiring standards
  • Good understanding of computer hardware components and peripherals (hard drives, memory, power supplies, CPUs, video cards, PCI slots, system boards)
  • Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems
  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols and services (RDP, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SSH, Telnet, ICMP-ping-traceroute)
  • Strong understanding of safety as it relates to computer repair
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to share information in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel to satellite offices within South Carolina

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree required; or certifications [Network+, Security+] and two years of experience in the IT field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable with climbing a ladder
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable with standing for extended periods

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Job Description:

This is a full-time faculty position in the Research Division at GGC, with primary responsibilities in independent research and functional analysis of genetic variants identified in our patient population. Outstanding opportunities exist for collaboration with basic, translational and clinical investigators. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate teaching, training and mentorship. The specific areas of research interests we are seeking to recruit are: 1) transcriptional regulation; 2) RNA biology and human disorders involving RNA-related genes; 3) chromatin remodeling and epigenetics; 4) neurobiology and the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders.

Requirements:

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular/Developmental Biology, or relevant biological field from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Experience in modern genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques
  • Must have demonstrated scholarly achievement with a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to obtain extramural funding
  • Experience or expertise with zebrafish as a model organism is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of a robust, externally-supported research program
  • Ability to perform functional studies on genetic variants within their area of expertise
  • Participate in professional organizations and in internal case conferences and committees
  • Advise trainees and provide career guidance
  • Support and foster interdisciplinary efforts between GGC divisions, and between the GGC and the Clemson Center for Human Genetics

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Job Summary:

The responsibilities of the position will include evaluating patients with genetic diseases and disorders, to include appropriate management of rare disorders,
genetic testing, risk assessment of individuals, and genetic counseling of family members. The position will involve the implementation and development
of e-consult and e-visit requests, including helping to identify workflow processes and best practices.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • May supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, genetic counselors, genetic assistants, physician assistants, dieticians, psychologists, and
    other clinical and non-clinical direct care support personnel.
  • May instruct genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for diagnosis and management
    of genetic disorders.
  • May be required to educate and coach fellow Clinical Geneticists on e-consult and e-visit practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Gather data and evaluate medical histories of patients and their families.
  • Collect samples for diagnostic and research testing from patients and family members.
  • Review laboratory results and provide interpretation to patients and families.
  • Manage the collection of relevant data regarding patient histories.
  • Coordinate with genetic counselors to prescribe a plan of treatment for patients with genetic disorders and conditions.
  • Collaborate with other physicians, providers, lab directors and researchers to determine the specific genetic tests that need to be performed on a
    patient.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of research, methodology, processes, procedures and test results.
  • Document results of clinical trials and research studies in scientific journals and present findings at medical conferences.
  • Collaborate and participate in educational activities of the Center including journal club; attend educational conferences.
  • Read scientific literature relating to genetics to stay up-to-date on discoveries and developments in the field.
  • Work to improve existing techniques in genetic research and treatment of patients.
  • Strive to enhance and improve treatments for individuals with genetic diseases and disorders.
  • Develop and grow processes to evaluate patients via e-consults and e-visits.
  • Participate in on-call system with other clinical providers.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures generally obtained from the completion of medical school.
  • Knowledge of genetics and data collection techniques.
  • Possession of a strong patient focus with the ability to communicate effectively in lay terms.
  • Ability to instruct and supervise junior staff and peers.
  • Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.

Education and Experience:

  • A Medical Doctorate and background in human/medical genetics required.
  • Qualified for licensure in South Carolina.
  • Board certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and/or Medical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing or walking.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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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.

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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.

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