Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a two-year fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship.

The Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship is a jointly offered program by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. The Fellowship aims to provide a broad experience of clinical laboratory operations, including exposure to a range of clinical tests, clinical report writing, troubleshooting, exposure to laboratory accreditation processes (CAP, CLIA,) patient interaction and new test development.

Upon successful completion of this program, fellows will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). All applicants are encouraged to review the ABMGG training options descriptions for additional information.

What You Need to Know

Curriculum

Fellows spend their two years within an integrated clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics laboratory setting. Fellows split their time between the cytogenetic and molecular genetics labs at Nationwide Children’s and Ohio State, with the majority of time spent at Nationwide Children’s.

This allows for exposure to:

  • Constitutional Cytogenetics
  • Cancer Cytogenetics
  • FISH
  • Sequencing Assays
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Molecular Assays
  • Carrier Testing for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Post Bone Marrow Transplant Analysis
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Somatic and Germline Assays
  • Next Generation Sequencing

During training, fellows will undertake a two-week rotation in the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s. Fellows also attend various clinical rotations through Nationwide Children’s Clinical Genetics, Ohio State Cancer Genetics.

Fellows will attend relevant graduate-level classes, as well as didactic lectures, genetics clinic, post-clinic conferences, journal clubs and research seminars offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Fellowship offers limited opportunity for basic research; however, publication of interesting cases and national meeting presentations are strongly encouraged.

Salary & Benefits

Our Fellows are hospital employees, and as such, they are eligible for the same benefits other full-time staff receive (with the exception of paid time off, which is outlined.) Click here to learn more about Fellowship benefits.

The program offers compensation based on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoc Training stipends.

Application & Selection

Eligible Fellowship candidates must have a PhD in a biological sciences field, or have completed the Clinical Medical Genetics residency (MDs only).  A medical doctorate is not required.

Candidates with previous work experience in clinical genetics, laboratory or other clinical laboratory setting are strongly preferred.

Eligible candidates should submit a current CV and three (3) acceptable letters of reference. Candidates should be visa eligible with good English language skills. Our institution requests a J1 visa.

Individuals with doctoral degrees earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico are required to submit a letter of approval from the ABMGG certifying eligibility to sit for the certification exam at the time of application to this program. Please refer to the ABMGG website for further information.

For questions, please contact:

Vanessa Ladd
Program Coordinator
LGGfellowship@nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Ladd
Program Coordinator
LGGfellowship@nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205