Genetic Counsellor / Research Analyst in Human Genetics (Part-time)

We are seeking

a motivated and enthusiastic Genetic Counsellor / Research Analyst in Human Genetics to be part of a genetic research project involving structured interviews of study participants and data analysis using qualitative methods. This project is a collaboration between Professor Anne Goriely (Clinical Genetics, WIMM) and Professor Nina Hallowell (Ethox, Nuffield Department of Population). The postholder will be in charge of documenting the impact of genetic results provided to families as part of the PREGCARE (Precision Genetic Counselling and Reproduction) study. The PREGCARE study has developed a personalized “pre-conception” recurrence risk stratification strategy for families who have had a child affected by a disorder caused by de novo mutation, with the aim of allowing parents to make more informed and cost-effective reproductive decisions in the future. You must hold a MSc degree (or be close to completion) in Genetic and Genomic Counselling, or other equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, along with relevant experience of qualitative analysis of structured interviews. A high-level of communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to interact with a wide range of individuals, including academics, clinicians and patients is essential. This position is offered part-time (15 hours per week) and is fixed-term until the 31 March 2022, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Applications are to be made online.