In this role, the Clinical Genomics Scientist or Genetic Counselor will be primarily involved in supporting clinical reporting efforts related to the laboratory’s physician-ordered, clinical whole genome sequencing test. This position will integrate medical, professional and regulatory requirements of clinical sequencing, genetics expertise, and the Illumina sequencing platforms. Individuals will be required to combine their genetics and clinical expertise with regulatory standards and best practices to analyze genomes for varied clinical indications. Individuals will work as a member of a dynamic and collaborative team. This position will help build and guide the future development of clinical whole genome sequencing implementation, and offers excellent opportunity for professional growth and advancement. This is an opportunity to play a role in laying the foundation in genomic medicine with a company that is a leader in transforming next generation sequencing.
Analysis of Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing Data
Conduct all aspects of case analysis for the clinical whole genome sequencing test including medical notes review/phenotyping, variant analysis and triaging, gene and variant curation, synthesizing and contextualizing results with respect to the patient being tested, writing language to appear on the clinical report, reviewing and supporting case analysis performed by others on team.
Problem-solving and strategizing for assessment of analytical and clinical characteristics of genetic variants
Analysis of clinical literature and application to patient case
Support internal and external collaborations (e.g. engagement with ClinGen and ClinVar)
Support internal and external program development related to medical genetics and genetic counseling
Proficient in all aspects of clinical case analysis, with some guidance.
Projects and Engagement:
Initiation of, active participation in and significant contribution to projects of small to medium scale, influencing outcomes
Lead projects of small to medium scope, including ownership of deliverables with some guidance from team leaders.
Develop strong technical expertise that expands beyond specific area of focus
Demonstrates engagement across the team in achieving team's goals and activities
Understanding of clinical applications of genetic information
Strong understanding of genetics and genotype-phenotype relationships
Ability to analyze medical and scientific literature
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Basic understanding of statistical analyses
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Highly motivated, accurate and detail oriented with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving problems effectively and efficiently
Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver in a time-sensitive manner
Demonstrated experience in evaluating scientific papers, translation of genetic information and applying genetic analysis
Understanding of bioinformatics approaches to clinical genome analysis
Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet aggressive deadlines and handle multiple activities simultaneously
Requires an Advanced Degree in a Biological Sciences field or Masters Degree. Board Certification in Genetic Counseling and at least 1- 2 years related experience is preferred. New graduates / board-eligible genetic counselors are welcome to apply.
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2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 25460-JOB
About Illumina, Inc.
At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative technologies and revolutionary assays to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These studies will help make the realization of personalized medicine possible. With such rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission critical to have solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, scalable, and complete with industry-leading support and service. As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and prioritizing the needs of its customers, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina’s innovative, array-based solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug development, and the development of molecular tests in the clinic.