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Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

Careers Day

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand different careers in genetics and ask questions in a small group setting. During the session, students may meet with a core lab director, bioinformatician, genetic counselor, research scientist, lab manager/lab compliance director, medical geneticist, and molecular geneticists. Discussions will include the education and training required for each position, and descriptions of the daily activities for each position.

Who should attend?

High school students, undergraduate students, recent graduates, or educators wishing to learn more about careers in human genetics. If your group is larger than 10 students please contact the iihg@uiowa.edu.

When are these sessions offered?

These programs are usually offered two times a year. Please contact iihg@uiowa.edu for additional details and availability.

  • Spring, 2020 (intended for undergraduate students and recent graduates) - Monday, April 6, 2020 - POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020
    Due to COVID-19 precautions being implemented on campus, we are choosing to postpone this event until June or July 2020. Individuals who would like to attend are asked to complete the registration form via the link at the bottom of the page. When a date has been chosen, we will communicate with all registrants. If the date does not work for some, we will host another Career Day in September/October.

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What is the typical schedule?

Schedules include discussions with discussions with a variety of IIHG staff from different disciplines within the genetics field as well as facility tours.

Where is the event located?

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is located on the medical campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Registrants will be provided with the specific location.

How do I sign up?

Please send any questions you may have to iihg@uiowa.edu.