Careers

We are always looking for people that share our passion for providing the highest quality care. Browse through current opportunities to join our team.   

At the Greenwood Genetic Center, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace composed of individuals from all walks of life who share our passion for providing the highest quality care.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Summary: 

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated bioinformatician to join Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) within our Research Division. The selected candidate will play a crucial role in the new genomics of rare disease laboratory under the leadership of Dr Gavin Arno. The lab is focused on the elucidation of the genetic etiology of Mendelian disease, and the application of novel technologies for genomic investigations, using inherited eye disease as a paradigm for broader Mendelian inherited disorders. The post will involve development and application of novel workflows for NGS data analysis and development of long-read sequencing analysis pipelines for rare genetic disorders. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our Research team and be responsible for developing and implementing innovative computational workflows to better understand the importance of rare genetic variants in disease. 

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Research team to establish long-read sequencing analysis workflows based on the Oxford Nanopore Technologies platform.
  • Set up and maintain NGS novel analysis pipelines to investigate genomic variation unsolved rare disease patients. 
  • Work within the research team to investigate large-scale whole genome sequencing datasets to prioritize candidate genes for study in rare disease. 
  • Establish adaptive sampling for human genomic analysis on the Oxford Nanopore Technologies platform. 
  • Contribute to the design and execution of genomic investigation and re-analysis of rare disease patient datasets. 
  • Record and analyze experimental data, generating comprehensive reports for presentation to the research team and upper management. 
  • Work in compliance with all applicable regulatory guidelines and safety protocols. 
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements and research findings in the field of bioinformatics, genomics of rare disease and novel technologies. 
  • Help with training of team members, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Sufficient demonstrable knowledge of the genetics of rare disease.
  • Proficiency in Python, R or a similar language and UNIX/Linux environments.
  • Proficiency in script writing, implementation and code review.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Effective communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • A genuine passion for making a meaningful impact on patients’ lives through groundbreaking research and development.

Education and Experience:

  • A master’s level qualification in bioinformatics, computational biology or related field with a strong background in genomics or rare disease genetics.
  • A doctorate (PhD) in a related field is desirable.
  • Proven experience in genomic/transcriptomic analysis workflow set up and NGS analysis.
  • Experience with long-read sequencing platforms will be highly advantageous.

Physical requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing and bending
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times.

Please contact Dr. Gavin Anro, [email protected] (GGC Associate Director of Research) with any inquiries prior to submitting an application for employment

Click here to apply.

Job Summary:

The Molecular Technologist will work in the Diagnostic Laboratory which offers the latest technologies to diagnose a wide variety of disorders from rare diseases to more common conditions. The candidate will work with a team of Molecular Directors and PhD faculty, laboratory technologists and support personnel.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Use standard molecular techniques such as PCR, Sanger and/or Pyrosequencing, restriction enzyme digestion, fragment analysis, Southern blotting, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), and Next Generation Sequencing to analyze clinical diagnostic samples that are submitted for laboratory analysis.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for sample handling, sample processing, test analyses, and recording of test results.
  • Adhere to the quality control policies of the laboratory.
  • When appropriate, the technologist may be responsible for training of other technologists/fellows/students.
  • Participate in the maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience is preferred but not required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Prolonged periods of periods of standing and bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Click here to apply. -The hiring team requests a cover letter be submitted. 

Job Summary: 

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated molecular geneticist/molecular biologist to join Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) within our Research Division. The selected candidate will play a crucial role in the new genomics of rare disease laboratory under the leadership of Dr. Gavin Arno. The lab is focused on the elucidation of the genetic etiology of Mendelian disease, and the application of novel technologies for genomic investigations, using inherited eye disease as a paradigm for broader Mendelian inherited disorders. The post holder will perform next generation sequencing analysis, long-read sequencing and RNA studies for rare genetic disorders. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our Research team and be responsible for developing and implementing innovative workflows to better understand the importance of rare genetic variants in disease. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Research team to develop and optimize long-read sequencing methods based on the Oxford Nanopore Technology platform. 
  • Perform experiments and studies to investigate genomic variation in genomic regions intractable to current short-read sequencing technologies. 
  • Work with bioinformaticians to investigate large-scale whole genome sequencing datasets to prioritize candidate genes for study in rare disease. 
  • Establish and perform in vitro assays to investigate novel Mendelian gene candidates and variants. 
  • Perform experiments to determine splice effects of novel candidate variants of uncertain significance. 
  • Contribute to the design and execution of genomic investigation and re-analysis of rare disease patient datasets. 
  • Utilize advanced laboratory techniques, including RT-PCR, qPCR, Luciferase dual reporter assays and other molecular biology methods, to analyze gene defects. 
  • Record and analyze experimental data, generating comprehensive reports for presentation to the research team and upper management. 
  • Work in compliance with all applicable regulatory guidelines and safety protocols. 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and research findings in the field of genomics of rare disease and novel technologies. 
  • Mentor and train junior team members, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 

Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate (PhD) in Genetics, Molecular Biology, or a related field with a strong focus on genomics, rare disease, or ophthalmic genetics. 
  • A background in gene discovery 
  • Proven experience in DNA/RNA analysis, library preparations and NGS platforms. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in cloning, splicing and/or Luciferase assays. 
  • Experience with long-read sequencing platforms will be highly advantageous. 
  • Proficiency in developing and utilizing advanced molecular biology methods. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. 
  • Effective communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. 
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines and compliance requirements in the rare disease genomics field, including ACMG/AMP guidelines and variant interpretation. 
  • A genuine passion for making a meaningful impact on patients’ lives through groundbreaking research and development. 

Physical requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of standing and bending 
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer 
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times 

Please contact Dr. Gavin Arno, [email protected] (GGC Associate Director of Research) with any inquiries prior to submitting an application for employment

Click here to apply. –Please include a cover letter when applying.

Job Summary: 

The HVAC Technician will provide ongoing preventive maintenance, investigations, and repairs of HVAC systems at all facilities used by the Center under the direction of the Center’s Maintenance Manager. 

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Inspect and perform maintenance on HVAC systems at all locations which includes travel to offsite clinics.  Predominantly chilled and hot water systems, HVAC systems at GGC include the following:  
  • Rebuild, replace, or repair fans, motors, thermostats, fuses, filters, bearings, valves, controls, gaskets, belts and other equipment as necessary 
  • Inspect and perform maintenance on laboratory hood and restroom exhaust fans 
  • Inspect and perform maintenance on air compressors and vacuum pumps 
  • Utilize the building controls software system for maintenance and investigations 
  • Assist in project and new instrument mechanical assessments  
  • Troubleshoot and repair refrigeration systems as needed 
  • Assist with purchasing of supplies, parts and materials as it relates to HVAC systems 
  • Handling of refrigerant and coolant  
  • Assist the maintenance team with other duties  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned 

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Good knowledge and understanding of HVAC systems including chilled and hot water systems 
  • Must be adept at using a variety of hand and electrical tools and meters 
  • Must be able to read blue prints 
  • Must be able to utilize the online building controls software 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to understand written directions in manuals and on manufacturer websites 
  • Ability to maintain basic records and warranties 
  • Basic knowledge related to hazardous material handling 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software as required to complete and maintain records 

Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma required; Associate’s degree preferred or like experience.  
  • Certification/license appropriate to the HVAC trade preferred 
  • Five (5) year’s commercial HVAC experience preferred 

Physical Requirements:  

  • Prolonged periods of working in hot or cold temperatures  
  • Prolonged periods of working in attics, and on the roof of buildings no more than four stories tall 
  • Must be able to lift or carry up to 50 pounds at times; push/pull up to pounds at times 50 pounds 
  • Must be able to frequently stand, stoop, kneel, climb and balance; crawl at times 
  • Must be able to traverse, access and navigate all areas of the facilities 
  • Must be able to access all parts of the company equipment. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license  

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The Greenwood Genetic Center has an opening for a part-time bus driver for the Mobile Genetics Lab. The Mobile Genetics Lab, also known as the Gene Machine, is a 41-foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory.  It can accommodate up to 24 students at a time in the lab classroom setting and includes safety equipment and an ADA-approved automatic wheelchair lift. The Gene Machine allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing and explore careers in the life sciences. The successful candidate would travel with a team of Genetic Education Instructors.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Drive the Mobile Genetics Lab within South Carolina
  • Maintain all records of duty as required by the US Department of Transportation for the operation of the Mobile Genetics Lab.
  •  Work cooperatively with students, school system personnel, GGC employees and the general public.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of bus operations and equipment, motor vehicle laws and safety standards.
  • Assist instructors in setting up Mobile Lab as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the interior and exterior cleanliness of the Mobile Genetics Lab.
  • Share driving assignments with other GGC mobile lab drivers.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to travel within South Carolina with some overnight assignments is required.
  • Travel approximately two weeks per month (4 days per week).

Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must possess and maintain DOT medical certification and a valid South Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with an excellent driving record. Passenger endorsement is not required.
  • Graduation from high school, with experience in bus or similar vehicle operation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide knowledge, skills and abilities of demonstrated, substantive experience in the operation of large buses required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, drive and maneuver long-wheel-based vehicles for extended periods of time.
  • Considerable ability to lend assistance to passengers with disabilities; ability to provide lifting/moving assistance to disabled persons (some wheelchair- bound) as they are boarding or exiting the bus.
  • Must be able to carry or lift up to fifty pounds at times; push/pull up to fifty pounds at times.

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A grant-supported postdoctoral position aimed at defining pathogenic mechanisms of pediatric disease is available immediately in the Flanagan-Steet lab within the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). The GGC is a non-profit clinical, diagnostic and research center whose mission is to advance diagnoses and treatment for children with rare genetic diseases. The Research Division is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including a new aquaculture facility.  This position offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with clinical and molecular geneticists to better understand the genetic basis and molecular pathogenesis of inherited disorders.   

 We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in animal systems, who can address complex questions regarding disease pathogenesis.  Zebrafish experience and expertise with microscopy is preferred. As many of the projects involve models of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, experience in glycobiology is also helpful but not required. The successful candidate will use a combination of cell and animal systems in a highly collaborative environment to investigate disease mechanisms at a molecular and cellular level.  Applicants are expected to have a strong record of first author publications from their Ph.D. work, experience with molecular and cell biological techniques and skill in both written and verbal communication. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and list of professional references to Dr. Heather Flanagan-Steet via the link below. 

Click here to apply

Job Summary:

The responsibilities of the position will include evaluating patients with genetic diseases and disorders, to include appropriate management of rare disorders,
genetic testing, risk assessment of individuals, and genetic counseling of family members. The position will involve the implementation and development
of e-consult and e-visit requests, including helping to identify workflow processes and best practices.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • May supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, genetic counselors, genetic assistants, physician assistants, dieticians, psychologists, and
    other clinical and non-clinical direct care support personnel.
  • May instruct genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for diagnosis and management
    of genetic disorders.
  • May be required to educate and coach fellow Clinical Geneticists on e-consult and e-visit practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Gather data and evaluate medical histories of patients and their families.
  • Collect samples for diagnostic and research testing from patients and family members.
  • Review laboratory results and provide interpretation to patients and families.
  • Manage the collection of relevant data regarding patient histories.
  • Coordinate with genetic counselors to prescribe a plan of treatment for patients with genetic disorders and conditions.
  • Collaborate with other physicians, providers, lab directors and researchers to determine the specific genetic tests that need to be performed on a
    patient.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of research, methodology, processes, procedures and test results.
  • Document results of clinical trials and research studies in scientific journals and present findings at medical conferences.
  • Collaborate and participate in educational activities of the Center including journal club; attend educational conferences.
  • Read scientific literature relating to genetics to stay up-to-date on discoveries and developments in the field.
  • Work to improve existing techniques in genetic research and treatment of patients.
  • Strive to enhance and improve treatments for individuals with genetic diseases and disorders.
  • Develop and grow processes to evaluate patients via e-consults and e-visits.
  • Participate in on-call system with other clinical providers.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures generally obtained from the completion of medical school.
  • Knowledge of genetics and data collection techniques.
  • Possession of a strong patient focus with the ability to communicate effectively in lay terms.
  • Ability to instruct and supervise junior staff and peers.
  • Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.

Education and Experience:

  • A Medical Doctorate and background in human/medical genetics required.
  • Qualified for licensure in South Carolina.
  • Board certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and/or Medical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing or walking.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Click here to apply.

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