Genetic Counselor

Bethesda, Maryland
Jul 24, 2021
Science/R&D, Genetics
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Genetic Counselor to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and is on-site in Bethesda, MD.



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Communicate pertinent medical, genetic, and psychosocial information, including recurrence risk assessment and family planning options, to patients and their family members, as is indicated.
  • Provide initial psychosocial assessments of patients and refer for continued care.
  • Serve as a liaison with genetics/genetic counseling societies, patient support groups and other non-governmental agencies interested in inherited disease, as requested by the Task leader.
  • Assist in clinical and translational research in the Branch, including performing reviews of relevant medical/scientific literature, organizing data, and writing manuscripts for publication, and formal presentations of this information at internal conferences and/or at national/international scholarly meetings.
  • Construct family pedigrees, contact family members, aid in obtaining genetic specimens, and facilitate proper clinical and research molecular testing.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical quality control within the lab, making suggestions for how to best integrate and execute genetic services.
  • Assist in conducting behavioral and genetic counseling research.
  • Evaluate the potential impact of legislation, papers, reports, and other information on current and planned genetic counseling activities and recommends appropriate action.
  • Brief lab personnel on emerging genetic and genetic counseling issues and recommend responses to such issues.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of relevant research protocols.



  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a clinical research setting preferred.
  • Must be certified or board-eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Must be able to be credentialed by the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Knowledge pertaining to privacy of the patient, privileged information and secure handling of the patient’s medical records.



Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.


The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. 


What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.