The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development,developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories forbiomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facilityfor the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its researchefforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offersnumerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trainsscientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct clinical services and to participate in clinicalactivities and training of students within the Genetics and Metabolism Program Area of the WaismanCenter Clinics. The Genetics and Metabolism Program provides comprehensive assessment andfollow-up services for children with, or at risk for, developmental delays, due to genetic conditions.Assessments are provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work closely with familiesto provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations and follow-up over time. The team ofprofessionals includes specialties in genetics, genetic counseling, developmental pediatrics, nursing,and nutrition.These clinical services are provided in partnership between the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, andthe UW Health AFCH (American Family Children's Hospital). Duties also include provision of geneticcounseling services as part of the interdisciplinary clinical services provided at partner or affiliateclinics. In addition to providing direct clinical services and clinical training to genetic counselingstudents, this position will participate in clinical research activities within the Waisman Center clinicsor at other affliate clinics.
Degree and area of specialization:Masters' degree in genetics counseling is required from an accredited Genetic Counseling Program.License/certification:Certification as a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) from American Board of Genetic CounselingCertification is preferred. Applicants must have Active Candidate status and must obtaincertification within 12 months of hire.Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:- One year of post-graduate experience in clinical genetics and/or medical/patient care counselingpreferred. Prior experience working in a genetics counseling setting is preferred.- Prefix determination will be based on years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 yearsexperience is needed for appointment at the senior level.- Experience in neurodevelopmental disability, biochemical genetics, and/or pediatric genetics clinicspreferred.