The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center at Columbia University is seeking a full-time Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA). Reporting to the Center???s Clinical Genetic Counselor and Translational Research Manager, the GCA will support the Center???s genetic research projects in various administrative and clinical research-related responsibilities. This role will provide invaluable experience for individuals who intend to apply for graduate programs in clinical genetics and genetic counseling, for individuals interested in administrative management, or for individuals hoping to gain skills in genetics-focused research. Genetics expertise is not a prerequisite for this position, as there will be many opportunities for genetic learning and continuing education.
Support ALS Families Project enrollment and follow-up by reviewing and responding to participant or referring physicians??? questions and inquiries
Prepare for research visits by collecting and reviewing relevant medical records and lab reports, as well as participant family histories, and ensuring that these records are provided to the study team in advance of the research visit
Provide reminder phone calls and/or emails for upcoming research participant appointments to participants and the study team
Process, package, and ship specimens for genetic testing in a timely manner
Assist in maintaining and managing ongoing research programs, including scheduling appointments, managing the study team schedule, and communicating directly with participants
Perform other research related tasks including developing surveys, creating databases and entering data, and curating medical records
Scan and upload documents into the electronic medical record system
Perform other duties as appropriate
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required.
2 years related experience.
Extremely organized with a high attention to detail, with specific attention paid to accurately recording data
Familiar with medical terminology and laboratory testing
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Must be comfortable working independently and with teams
Ability to demonstrate professionalism and flexibility
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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