The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director in our Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory. A primary focus of the laboratory is biomarker and enzymatic testing for lysosomal storage disorders; however, candidates with additional areas of interest and expertise will also be considered. ABMGG certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics is required for this position. Significant experience with UPLC-MS/MS assay development & validation is desirable.
Additionally, the GGC Biochemical Genetics Laboratory provides follow-up testing for the South Carolina Newborn Screening program as well as long-term monitoring of treatment efficacy for patients affected with a metabolic disorder. The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory performs approximately 10,000 tests annually, including both routine diagnostic testing and enzyme & biomarker analysis for clinical trials. The Diagnostic Laboratory at GGC has Molecular and Cytogenetic sections with considerable capabilities that collaborate closely with the Biochemical laboratory. GGC also has a Research team that shares a number of interests related to lysosomal storage disorders and performs a variety of functional studies designed to complement and further inform results generated in the Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, laboratorians at GGC have significant engagement with our Clinical division and as such have daily interactions with our clinical teams located throughout South Carolina.
The Greenwood Genetic Center is a nonprofit institute organized to provide clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics.
The Greenwood Genetic Center will be a Center of Excellence in Medical Genetics, serving as a resource for all persons who need genetic services or information and working to reduce the prevalence and impact of genetic disorders.
With a focus on compassionate patient care and innovative scientific advancement, here at the Greenwood Genetic Center, we keep every patient and their families at the forefront of everything we do. We have a variety of clinic locations to serve patients and families across the lifespan with a variety of genetic needs and concerns.
The Future of Medicine
Genetic knowledge is advancing at a rapid pace, and the Greenwood Genetic Center is proud to be the forefront of clinical care and genetic discovery. Our clinicians provide compassionate, up-to-date care and the latest in diagnostic testing advances. Our diagnostic laboratory faculty are constantly adding new technologies and improving testing methodologies.... Our educators are enlightening the next generation of scientists and improving genetic literacy. Our researchers collaborate with GGC clinicians and laboratory faculty, as well as with colleagues around the world, to achieve significant advances in identifying causative genes, understanding disease mechanisms, and developing treatment and prevention strategies for intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and birth defects.
With a long history of providing genetics services across South Carolina, the United States and the world, the Greenwood Genetic Center is taking bold and deliberate steps into genetic and genomic medicine with a commitment to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of genetic disorders. Whether we are exploring ways to diagnose autism at an earlier age, delivering an answer to a family who has been searching for years, or sharing amazing new career opportunities with high school students, our goal is, and always will be, to serve our patients, families, referring clinicians, and the field of genetics with compassion, innovation, and hope.