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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) in our Greenville office. This candidate would join a team of 3 clinical geneticists and 6 clinical genetic counselors.

The position will primarily involve the assessment and management of pediatric and adult patients in the general genetics and metabolic clinic. The successful candidate will develop and implement treatment plans, facilitate ongoing consultation with the clinical geneticist and appropriate medical specialist, explain ramifications of genetic conditions, discuss testing options and results with patients and have on-call capability. The Advanced Practitioner will complete the Metabolic Advanced Practice Provider (GGC MAPP) Fellowship training program as described here. There will also be the opportunity to participate in educational programs, student training, monthly statewide genetic case review, development of new programs or revamping existing programs, and research projects.

Educational Experience Required:

Physician Assistant: Master’s degree (MPAS, MHS, MMSc) from an accredited PA Program. NCCPA certification and current license in good standing as a PA within South Carolina.
Nurse Practitioner: Master’s degree from accredited school of nursing. Board certification and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN, FNP) licensure in good standing by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
 
Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must maintain clinical privileges as condition of employment. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, CV and list of professional references to:

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

 

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) 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 include using standard molecular techniques such as PCR, sequencing, restriction enzyme digestion, Southern blotting, and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) 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 Lab Supervisor and Molecular 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: 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 Molecular Laboratory.

The successful candidate will join an established and growing division and will be fully involved in the clinical responsibilities of the Molecular Laboratory, including interpretation and reporting of molecular results. Significant experience with Next Generation Sequencing is preferred. In addition to being involved in the interpretation and reporting of results, involvement in the ABMGG training program as well as the quality management program of the laboratory will be expected. Future opportunities exist for involvement in quality research and other educational activities.

Salary and level of position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates should have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD and must be ABMGG board-certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics; however those who are board-eligible will be considered. Applications consisting of a CV, accompanying cover letter detailing work experience and professional interests, and professional references 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 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

Job description: The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a mass spectrometry specialist. The position will focus on assay development and measurement of metabolites associated with diagnosis and treatment of human genetic disorders within a clinical laboratory setting. Assay development and quality management will follow either CAP or FDA guidelines. Additional responsibilities include general maintenance of MS/MS technology, curation of data for submission to project sponsors and/or FDA and the development and submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for his/her work.

Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC): GGC is a nonprofit institution founded in 1974 providing clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and research in the field of medical genetics. The primary research and testing focus is on intellectual disabilities, autism and birth defects. GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing and providing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve.

The mass spectrometry specialist will work within GGC’s clinical biochemical genetics laboratory which is CLIA licensed and CAP accredited. The laboratory focuses on the diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism with expertise in the diagnosis of lysosomal storage disorders and the integration of metabolomics into clinical practice.

Educational Experience Required: Experience with quantitative measurement of organic compounds using UPLC-MS/MS is required. Candidates having additional experience within a clinical laboratory setting are preferred. B.S. degree is required; M.S. or Ph.D. degree is preferred.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package will be based upon experience.

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 openings for two 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 via Email  Michael Lyons, MD

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 (GGC) has an immediate opening for a fulltime Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Genetic Counselor. The position will be located in the Charleston GGC office.

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, interpretation of laboratory results and communication of findings. The counselor will participate in general genetics clinics. This is an opportunity to join our Charleston team of three clinical geneticists as well as interact with other GGC clinicians and laboratory geneticists.

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. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of professional references to:

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 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.

Meet the Shenal Family

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 their...

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