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.

Job Summary:

Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with training in medical genetics and psychosocial counseling.  The position will involve utilizing professional knowledge to educate, advocate, and assist individuals and families in understanding the potential or confirmed diagnosis of a genetic condition.  Responsibilities will include working as a team member with clinical and laboratory geneticists and other health care professionals and acting as a case manager, patient advocate, and liaison throughout the evaluation and diagnostic process.  Coordination and support of research activities may be needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May direct the work of administrative employees and clinical support personnel.
  • May assist in training newly hired administrative and clinical support employees, other genetic counselors and advanced practice providers, as well as genetic counseling and medical students, and medical genetics residents/laboratory genetics fellows.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assesses family and medical histories and counsels patients and/or families in cases of genetic disorders and birth defects.
  • Discusses the benefits and limitations of genetic testing options. Obtains consent from interested patients and/or families.
  • Assists families in understanding genetic disorders in their families; probable course of the disorder, available management strategies, medical recommendations from the geneticist, and recurrence risks.
  • Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings.
  • Documents findings from clinical evaluations and laboratory testing in the electronic health record.
  • Develops and present educational and related programs as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and supports the execution of research protocols as needed.
  • Work with pediatric and adult patients in a general genetics clinic as well as provide genetic counseling services in a hereditary oncology setting and potentially other settings, as needed.
  • Performs associated administrative or clerical tasks, which may include special projects and correspondence.
  • Additional patient, administrative, and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to apply counseling methods and techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient/family.
  • Thorough knowledge of genetic information and testing, psychological aspects of genetic counseling, and birth defects.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stressors.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software and EMR; basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems.

Education and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required, must be Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods 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.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume, and list of professional references to:
Adriana Brooks at careers@ggc.org or fax: (864) 388-1062

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant. The position will be located in our Greenville Clinic office. The primary duties of this role include front desk reception, patient data entry, medical record maintenance, and oversight of routine correspondence.

Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships 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 preferred.

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

Adriana Brooks at careers@ggc.org or fax: (864) 388-1062

The Greenwood Genetic Center is searching for an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our team. The CFO will participate as a member of the GGC’s Executive Leadership Team and be responsible for all aspects of fiscal operations to include strategic planning, budgeting, reporting, financial analysis, cost accounting, compliance, staff management, and communications with external auditors and the Board of Directors. Nonprofit and/or healthcare experience preferred.

See the full job description here.

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) is a nonprofit institution founded in 1974 that provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs, and research in the field of medical genetics. GGC serves patients and families impacted by a variety of genetic disorders across the lifespan with special interests in intellectual disability, autism, and birth defects. From its home campus in Greenwood, SC, GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goals of developing and providing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve. GGC extends its reach as a resource to all residents of South Carolina, with satellite offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, and Greenville.

A letter of interest noting relevant experience, current resume, and list of professional references should be submitted to:
Email: careers@ggc.org or Fax: (864) 388-1062, ATTN: Adriana Brooks

The Application Specialist will play a key role in advancing efforts to modernize the different aspects of delivering high-quality patient care. Most specifically, this position will work on GGC’s Genetic Access for All program and will be integral in the design, configuration and installation of interfaces to systems within the Clinical division.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Enables automation of clinical workflow tasks.
  • Creates clinical reports from existing databases.
  • Develops digital process for patient communications.
  • Enables integration of third clinical party application to an electronic health record.
  • Collects information on project specifications, performance requirements, and known capabilities and limitations.
  • Designs applications and systems to meet the project requirements, collaborating with IT and clinical staff as needed.
  • Trains, or provides training documentation to, users on new or modified applications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology or related field with and emphasis in programming is required.
  • Experience with application development, database design and interface creation is essential.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience is required.
  • An understanding of clinical laboratory is preferred, but not required for this position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to write computer programs for various purposes.
  • Ability to analyze and address needs of users.
  • Thorough understanding of computer engineering principles and procedures.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.

A letter of interest noting relevant experience, current resume and list of professional references should be submitted to:

Email: careers@ggc.org or Fax: (864) 388-1062, ATTN: Adriana Brooks

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory has an immediate opening for a fulltime Molecular Laboratory Technologist. The position will be located in the Greenwood GGC Diagnostic Laboratory and will work with a team of Molecular Directors and PhD faculty, laboratory technologists and support personnel.

The primary responsibilities of the Molecular Technologist may include using standard molecular techniques such as PCR, Sanger or Pyrosequencing, restriction enzyme digestion, fragment analysis, Southern blotting, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), and Next Generation Sequencing (DNA/RNA) 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. When appropriate, the technologist may be responsible for training of other technologists/fellows/students, and participate in the maintenance of laboratory equipment. The Molecular Technologist will report to the Molecular Supervisor and Molecular Lab Director(s).

Candidates who have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in science or related field are encouraged to apply. Next Generation Sequencing experience is preferred but not required. A letter of interest noting relevant experience, current resume and list of professional references should be submitted to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062, ATTN: Adriana Brooks

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for an Instructor in GGC’s Outreach Education Program. This position will plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for the Genetic Education Center and the Mobile Science Program.

The primary responsibilities include preparation and delivery of instructional activities, preparation of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities that include the use of current laboratory technology. Responsibilities also include the maintenance of student and activity data for reporting purposes. The instructor will assist with oversight of Mobile Lab scheduling and on-campus tours. The ability to travel within South Carolina with monthly overnight assignments during the school year is required. Most events are scheduled during normal business hours, with an occasional Saturday STEM/science event that the Mobile Outreach team of instructors will need to attend.

Instructors will participate in the GGC’s annual Summer Course for Teachers held in June. This will require conducting lab activities and instruction for course teachers in the concluding two-day workshop. Workshops are held on the GGC campus and may possibly be expanded to sites in the North Charleston area and Pee Dee region.

The High School Summer Camp is a week-long program in July. Instructors will be required to provide instruction and be engaged in the program. The camp is held on the GGC campus but may be expanded to sites in North Charleston and the Pee Dee region.

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in Science with relevant teaching experience and knowledge of current technology are encouraged to apply. The qualified applicant must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, teachers, school administrators, and other employees. Being an active and supportive team member is essential to this position.

Interested applicants should send letter of interest, current resume and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Adriana Brooks

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.

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 (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory has an immediate opening for a fulltime Molecular Laboratory Technologist with an emphasis on
biotechnology. The position will be located in the Greenwood GGC Diagnostic Laboratory and will work with a team of Molecular Directors and PhD faculty,
laboratory technologists and support personnel.

The primary responsibilities of the Molecular Technologist may include using standard molecular techniques such as PCR, Sanger or Pyrosequencing, restriction
enzyme digestion, fragment analysis, Southern blotting, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), and Next Generation Sequencing (DNA/RNA)
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. When
appropriate, the technologist may be responsible for training of other technologists/fellows/students, and participate in the maintenance of laboratory
equipment. Additional roles may include management and development of the Laboratory Information Management System and other software tools used by
the laboratory. Familiarity with relational database systems (i.e., Microsoft Access, MySQL) and programming logic is highly recommended. Responsibilities
may include troubleshooting and debugging issues within the system and working with end users to improve the interface. The Molecular Technologist
will report to the Molecular Supervisor and Molecular Lab Director(s).

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

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

 

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

 

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 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 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

Meet the Shenal Family

Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without...

In The News