Genetic Counseling Research Fellow

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7100437 (Ref:11586-en_US)

Posted: May 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This position will work with a study coordinator to contact and schedule human subjects for two large NIH funded human genetic studies. In the first study, the Community Texome project, underserved individuals who have not had access to genomic sequencing are recruited for genomic diagnostics. This project is funded by the NHGRI. In the second study, Rio Grande Project GIVE, children with rare diseases in underserved communities are recruited to participate in whole genome sequencing. The individual will work with Drs. Wangler and Lalani, a study coordinator, lab manager, lab technicians, post-docs and graduate students. 

Job Duties


  • Meets with human subjects along with M.D.in the clinic for intake exam and recruitment.
  • Performs pre-test genetic counseling and guidance for families.
  • In post-test scenarios, provides genetic counseling and return of results.  
  • Participates in sequencing analysis using software and tools developed by our lab and team, including use of MARRVEL (www.MARRVEL.org).
  • Develops gene candidates for specific cases of disease.
    • This involves assessing lists of variants and categorizing their predicted pathogenicity.
  • Participates in departmental meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's in Genetic Counseling
  • Completion of a Master's thesis.  No experience required.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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