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Careers in Medical Genetics. Kari A. Casas, MD Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist. Research Geneticist. PhD and/or MD program with courses and research in genetics 2-4 years of postdoctoral fellowship (stipends and grants) Faculty positions in academia, or research at institutes or firms.

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Careers in Medical Genetics

Kari A. Casas, MD

Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist


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Research Geneticist

  • PhD and/or MD program with courses and research in genetics

  • 2-4 years of postdoctoral fellowship (stipends and grants)

  • Faculty positions in academia, or research at institutes or firms

Taken from the American Society of Human Genetics website

(http://www.ashg.org/genetics/ashg/educ/genednet-002.shtml)


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Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

  • Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Biochemical Genetics

  • Entry with BS, MS, PhD, or MD

  • May also require specific training and certification

  • Academia or industry

Taken from the American Society of Human Genetics website

(http://www.ashg.org/genetics/ashg/educ/genednet-002.shtml)


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Board Certification

  • Accredited Training Program

  • Logbook

  • American Board of Medical Genetics

    • General Exam

    • 5 specialties

      • MD Clinical Genetics

      • PhD Medical Genetics

      • Clinical Cytogenetics

      • Clinical Biochemical Genetics

      • Clinical Molecular Genetics

      • Molecular Genetic Pathology (jointly with the American Board of Pathology)


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Laboratory clinician in industry

(http://www.asip.org/jobs/Ads/2005/oct12-7.htm)

American Society for Investigative PathologyProfessional Opportunities and Job Listings

Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory DirectorMolecular and Human GeneticsTransgenomic, Inc.Omaha, NE

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. and/or MD degree with American Board of Medical Genetics certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics, with 3-5 years of related experience in a CLIA and HIPAA compliant laboratory focused on molecular genetic testing. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, along with strategic decision-making capabilities.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with a company match, paid vacation and holidays, and an employee stock purchase program.


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Laboratory clinician in academia

(http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_051497.html)

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISONPosition Vacancy ListingPVL# 51497

Working title:

ASST/ASSOC DIRECTOR, CYTOGENETICS, MEDICAL SCHOOL APPT IN PATHOLOGY AND PEDS

Official title:

PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) OR ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) OR ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN)

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. with training in Cytogenetics.

License/certification:

Certified or eligible to be certified in clinical Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics.


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