TN Visa Status as a Geneticist

The profession of Geneticist is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer as a Geneticist, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Geneticist for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.

What is a Geneticist for TN Visa purposes?

According to the US Department of Labor (DOL), Geneticists Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism, or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders. Typical duties may include:

  • Supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.
  • Plan or conduct basic genomic and biological research related to areas such as regulation of gene expression, protein interactions, metabolic networks, and nucleic acid or protein complexes.
  • Prepare results of experimental findings for presentation at professional conferences or in scientific journals.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.
  • Write grants and papers or attend fundraising events to seek research funds.
  • Search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for genetic research goals.
  • Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
  • Attend clinical and research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current genetic research findings.
  • Evaluate genetic data by performing appropriate mathematical or statistical calculations and analyses.
  • Analyze determinants responsible for specific inherited traits, and devise methods for altering traits or producing new traits.
  • Extract deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or perform diagnostic tests involving processes such as gel electrophoresis, Southern blot analysis, and polymerase chain reaction analysis.
  • Collaborate with biologists and other professionals to conduct appropriate genetic and biochemical analyses.
  • Instruct medical students, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders.
  • Create or use statistical models for the analysis of genetic data.
  • Maintain laboratory safety programs and train personnel in laboratory safety techniques.
  • Verify that cytogenetic, molecular genetic, and related equipment and instrumentation are maintained in working condition to ensure the accuracy and quality of experimental results.
  • Develop protocols to improve existing genetic techniques or to incorporate new diagnostic procedures.
  • Confer with information technology specialists to develop computer applications for genetic data analysis.
  • Design sampling plans or coordinates the field collection of samples such as tissue specimens.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, or treat genetic diseases.
    Conduct family medical studies to evaluate the genetic basis for traits or diseases.
  • Design and maintain genetics computer databases.
    Participate in the development of endangered species breeding programs or species survival plans.
  • Plan curatorial programs for species collections that include acquisition, distribution, maintenance, or regeneration.

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Geneticist?

You might qualify for TN Visa status as a Geneticist if you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. You are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen (Permanent Residents do NOT qualify);
  2. You have a job offer from a US employer or are servicing a contract with a US client;
  3. You will be performing duties consistent with a Geneticist under the OOH;
  4. You have a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a related field; and
  5. You can demonstrate that you have non-immigrant intent, in other words, the intent to return to your foreign residence at the end of your temporary employment.

Is certification or licensure required to obtain TN Visa status as a Geneticist?

Certification or licensure is not a requirement to obtain TN visa status as a Geneticist.

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