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Clinical Geneticist - (Genetic S...

Andalusia Group
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Clinical Geneticist - (Genetic Specialist)

Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaPosted 1 month ago
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Analyzing and evaluating patients with genetic diseases and disorders is part of the job description of a clinical geneticist. The individual is a physician who screens patients for inherited conditions that can result from alterations in normal DNA.

duties and responsibilities

  • Gathers data and evaluates the medical histories of patients and their families.
  • Collects and analyzes DNA samples from patients and family members.
  • Uses DNA mapping techniques and biochemical processes including blot analysis, gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction.
  • Trains laboratory technicians in proper safety protocols.
  • Supervises lab technicians who perform the DNA tests.
  • Reviews laboratory results of genetic research.
  • Manages the collection of relevant data regarding patient histories.
  • Coordinates with genetic counselors to prescribe a plan of treatment for patients suffering from genetic disorders and conditions.
  • Collaborates with other physicians and biologists to determine the specific genetic tests that need to be performed on a patient.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of research, methodology, processes, procedures and test results.
  • Documents results of experiments in scientific journals and presents findings at medical conferences.
  • Maintains computer databases of genetic information.
  • Supervises geneticists and technicians on genetic technicians on genetic research projects.
  • Attends educational conferences.
  • Reads scientific literature relating to genetics to stay up-to-date on discoveries and developments in the field.
  • Seeks funds for research by writing grants and white papers and organizing fundraising events.
  • Works to improve existing techniques in genetic research and treatment of patients.
  • Strives to enhance and improve treatment techniques for people with genetic diseases and disorders.  

Job Requirements

  • Graduated from faculty of medicine (preferred pediatrician with sub-specialty genetics )
  • At least 2 years of experience as clinical geneticist
  • Master or MD

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