Kennedy Krieger Institute has a clinical focus of meeting the specialized needs of children and adults with neurologic and developmental disorders. We are seeking a full-time genetic counselor to join our thriving team of seven genetic counselors, two clinical geneticists, and five neurogenetics experts. Based in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine, this position will include clinical and research roles. This position will provide genetic counseling in outpatient clinics for pediatric and adult patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disability, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy) and a range of rare neurogenetic conditions. These clinics include independent genetic counseling visits and working as part of a multidisciplinary team with neurologists, developmental pediatricians, and other specialists. In addition to clinical care, this position will engage in research efforts and provide genetic counseling for study participants undergoing whole genome sequencing with return of results.
The genetic counseling team receives extensive support from genetic counselor assistants, clinic coordinators, and administrative and nursing staff. This support allows the genetic counselors to practice at the top of their scope.
This position will report to the Director of Genetic Counseling Services. Additional mentorship and supervision will be provided by other members of the genetic counseling and neurogenetics team. We aim to foster individual growth and provide many opportunities for professional development. There are opportunities to participate in teaching and clinical supervision of genetic counseling graduate students.
Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally known nonprofit organization located in the greater Baltimore-Washington DC region, transforms the lives of more than 25,000 individuals a year through outpatient and inpatient medical care and therapies; home and community services; school-based programs; for professionals; research and advocacy. Kennedy Krieger is a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Center of Excellence.
Master’s degree from an accredited genetic counseling training program is required. Greater than two years of clinical genetics experience is preferred; however, newer graduates and those currently enrolled in genetic counseling training programs with graduation in Spring 2023 are welcome to apply. Candidates with research interest and experience are preferred.
The world's premier institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with care and research focused on pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.