The Sergievsky Center of Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a board certified genetic counselor who is bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and English for a new study of the psychosocial impact of learning the results of Alzheimer's disease genetic susceptibility testing. The study participants will be Latinos residing in northern Manhattan. The genetic counselor will participate as a member of a research team actively collecting and managing data on participant's responses to genetic testing. Responsibilities include developing and validating culturally sensitive materials for education about genetics and genetic testing, and working with other team members to plan and carry out sessions for genetics education, risk disclosure, survey data collection, and follow-up.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.