The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants to fill a Medical Oncology Genetic Counselor position at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. This position is a unique opportunity to work in the academic setting with an experienced and motivated team. The genetic counselor will work in collaboration with a growing team of other genetic counselors, physicians, and researchers at the University of Southern California and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The genetic counseling responsibilities of this position include the full spectrum of clinical cancer genetic counseling activities including collecting family history, formulating the differential diagnosis, educating patients about genetics and the implications of genetic testing, coordinating genetic testing, interpreting genetic test results and cancer risk assessment.Â The genetic counselor is expected to communicate genetic test results to patients and providers, coordinate cascade testing when needed and help take care of patients and their families with hereditary cancer.
As an integral part of the research team, the genetic counselor will formulate and support research activities related to the fields of genetic counseling, cancer genetics and genomics and precision oncology.Â The genetic counselor will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of research including project formulation, grant submission, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The genetic counselor will have the opportunity to submit journal publications and present data at national meetings.
Come become an important member of the Trojan family. As a member of the USC team, you will help build upon the universityâs exceptional expertise in patient care as well taking advantage of our excellent compensation package and generous educational benefits.
Minimum Education: M.S. Genetic Counseling, Board eligible or Board certified, or M.S.N. in Nursing, Board eligible or certified
Minimum Experience/Knowledge: 10+ years experience in genetic counseling preferred, but not required.Â
Required License/Certification: Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: REQ20079487
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.