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The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a Lead Bioinformatic Specialist on our Greenwood campus. The primary role of this position at the Greenwood Genetic Center is to lead our efforts surrounding the use of Next-Generation Sequencing data for clinical and investigational purposes. This individual will be charged with leading and supporting a group of current junior-level Specialists with the aim of developing greater levels of sophistication in the areas of Bioinformatics, Data Management and Machine Learning. Significant experience in the field of Genomics and clinically-applied Bioinformatics expertise is required. Additionally, experience with transcriptomic, epigenetics, and proteomics is preferred. Fluency in several programming languages, along with a well-rounded knowledge of genetics/molecular biology, is essential in order to understand and communicate relevant information. Significant collaboration with Clinical Laboratory Directors and other Data Management personnel will be required for continued development and improvement while also providing necessary input on the organizational improvements necessary to achieve our objectives.

The Lead 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 with other external Bioinformatics Specialists on larger, more demanding projects.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in either Bioinformatics or related field of Data/Computer Science
  • Fluency in Java, Python, R and C++

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

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (684) 388-1062: ATTN: Talitha Kay


The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a full time Clinical Trial Assistant in our Greenville satellite office. The Clinical Trial Assistant 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 Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or research experience.

Job Duties:

  • Assist Investigators and Study Coordinators 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (684) 388-1062: ATTN: Talitha Kay

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center is recruiting a registered nurse to join an active metabolic program serving the state of South Carolina. The Greenwood Genetic Center metabolic program includes two board certified clinical biochemical geneticists, three registered dietitians, a clinical psychologist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a genetic counselor, four metabolic clinic coordinators and a biochemical laboratory.

Job Summary: The Genetic Nurse will provide clinical direction for patient care in an ambulatory setting under the direction of the physician, advanced practice provider, or physician resident. They will also provide routine, standardized nursing care to patients and families as well as facilitate access to additional services to include laboratory diagnostic services, genetic counseling services, and genetic nutritional services specific to the individual’s particular condition.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May direct the work of clinical and non-clinical direct patient care support personnel.
  • May assist in training newly hired clinical support employees.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides nursing care for patients and families at risk for or affected by diseases with a genetic component.
  • Documents patient's vital statistics and other encounter data into patient chart and ensures that all required records are in the chart.
  • Obtains brief medical history and chief complaint from patients.
  • Assists physician with examinations, procedures and other activities related to direct patient care.
  • Arranges for patient appointments for diagnostic testing, consults, referrals and admissions to the hospital.
  • Prepares requisitions and samples for laboratory diagnostic testing.
  • Provides injection and medication administration training.
  • Collects blood samples using proper procedure.
  • Calls in prescriptions for patients according to physician order.
  • Promotes positive health behaviors and self-care skills through patient education.
  • Prepares exam rooms with appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment. Cleans exam rooms between procedures and exams.
  • Receives and returns clinically related telephone calls; screening and forwarding those requiring physician action.
  • Completes medical/physical history forms and other related information for insurance companies.
  • Monitors and maintains stock of medical supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Locates and provides genetic educational materials and links to appropriate community resources for patients, families, and family support groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patients and families.
  • Ability to act as a patient advocate.
  • Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative relationship with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
  • Trained to adhere to complex protocols involving medications and therapies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Experience with EPIC electronic medical record or willingness to learn.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  • Registered nurse (RN) with appropriate state license or compact licensure with multistate privileges.
  • Completion of an accredited Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.
  • At least two years of experience in a clinical setting, genetics or pediatrics preferred.

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.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, resume three professional references to: 

 

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: 864-388-1062 ATTN: Talitha Kay

 

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 who can address complex questions regarding disease pathogenesis. Zebrafish experience and expertise with microscopy is preferred. As many of the projects involve models of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, experience in glycobiology is also helpful but not required. 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 send their cover letter, resume and list of professional references to:

Email: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062

The Bioinformatics Analyst will be expected to assist the Bioinformatics Specialist team 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 Analyst must also be able to adapt their skill set to accommodate for technological advances and a steadily increasing volume of high-throughput data.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field is required
  • At least 2 years of related experience is preferred
  • Fluency in Python, JAVA, R, or C++ is required
  • Database experience is preferred
  • Understanding of Biology and Genetics is preferred

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and work as a team member
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, and computer skills
  • Strong work ethic

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

Email: careers@ggc.org

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

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an opening for a part-time bus driver for the Mobile Genetics Lab. The Mobile Genetics Lab, also known as the Gene Machine, is a 41 foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory. The Gene Machine allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing and explore careers in the life sciences. The successful candidate would travel with a team of Genetic Education Instructors.

The primary responsibilities include driving the Mobile Genetics Lab within South Carolina, completing forms and records related to Mobile Lab operations, functions and maintenance and working cooperatively with students, school system personnel, GGC employees and the general public. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of bus operations and equipment, motor vehicle laws and safety standards. Assignments will be rotated with one additional driver on the team.

Candidates must possess and maintain DOT medical certification and a valid South Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with an excellent driving record. Graduation from high school, with experience in bus or similar vehicle operation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide knowledge, skills and abilities of demonstrated, substantive experience in the operation of large buses required. Ability to travel within South Carolina with some overnight assignments is required.

Additional Requirements: Ability to sit, drive and maneuver long-wheel-based vehicles for extended periods of time. Considerable ability to lend assistance to passengers with disabilities; ability to provide lifting/moving assistance to disabled persons (some wheelchair- bound) as they are boarding or deboarding the bus.

Schedule: Traveling approximately two weeks per month (4 days per week).  

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 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

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