Genetic Counsellor
Abu Dhabi  -  United Arab Emirated
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Level 4, Al Mamoura, Building B, Al Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirated
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    Full Time
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  • Job Location:
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirated
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  • Minimum Experience:
    Fresh Year
  • Apply By:
    Dec 10, 2017
  • Job Posting Date:
    Aug 10, 2017
Job Description

Join an experienced, cohesive and collaborative Medical Affairs team of dedicated Genetic Counselors. This is an unparalleled opportunity for personal career development and ongoing job satisfaction as you impact global health.

Job Desciption

Genetic counselors should provide a critical service to individuals and families considering undergoing genetic testing by helping them identify their risks for certain disorders, investigate family health history, interpret information and determine if testing is needed. 

The genetic counseling process helps people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.

They may provide general care or specialize in one or more areas, including:
*Prenatal and preconception: For women and their partners who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
*Pediatric: For children and their family members
*Cancer: For patients with cancer and their family members
*Cardiovascular: For patients with diseases of the heart or circulatory system and their family members
*Neurology: For patients with diseases of the brain and nervous system and their family members

In addition to counseling, genetic counselors also communicate with laboratories about the tests they offer, advocating for patients with their insurance companies and notifying patients about their test results.

*Represent Medical Affairs providing clinical expertise in interactions with Marketing, Business Development, Client Services, Case Investigation and Resolution, Clinical Affairs, Operations, Regulatory, Quality.
*Become a subject matter expert in testing technology
*Resource for clinical and technical questions related to testing for existing and prospective clients
*Analyze medical and scientific literature, clinical outcomes of published studies and effectively communicate knowledge within and outside the organization
*Assist department leadership in setting strategic direction
*Survey published literature for relevant publications, review and report internally.

* Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical with certification of Genetic counselling.
* Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical with at least 1-2 years of practice in the prenatal setting or other relevant practice experience preferred. 

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