- Masters degree is required
VCU Health System's Molecular Diagnostics Lab is seeking a full time Genomic Analyst. The Genomic Analyst performs data analysis and variant interpretation for whole exome and targeted gene panels sequencing testing for inherited conditions and somatic cancer. Evaluates and interprets genetic variants within the context of somatic cancer biology pathways or inherited conditions and determine their clinical impact and therapeutic approaches in the context of the patients' complete molecular profile and disease. In addition, writes interpretive clinical reports and presents the reports to the Laboratory Director in a timely CLIA/CAP compliant manner. Collects and integrates data from scientific literature and databases. Performs annotation of the data and compilation in a format compatible with clinical reporting.
Analyzes all sequencing data, including alignment, variant calling, copy number variation and annotation; and germline comparison, according to assay performance characteristics and bioinformatics pipeline.
Writes interpretive clinical reports relevant to the patients' molecular profile in a CLIA/CAP compliant manner.
Curates knowledge base and analyzes scientific literature and databases related to cancer biology, somatic variants and related therapeutic clinical efficacy, including clinical trials.
Participates in activities that demonstrate commitment to quality improvement.
Works with technical team, bioinformaticists and IT to enhance workflow efficiency and robustness.
Prioritizes work and encourages and elicits feedback from staff on work process improvement.
Resolves problems, as appropriate, as part of a team or individually.
Master's Degree in Life or Health Science from an accredited program or Master's degree in related field with courses in relevant field is required.
Minimum two (2) years' experience in molecular genetic/genomic technologies including next-generation sequencing analysis and interpretive strategies.
Experience with bioinformatics tools and databases (NCBI, COSMIC, Ensemble, IGV).
PhD in biology or biomedical science.
Previous work experience in a molecular diagnostics laboratory in an academic or commercial setting.
Previous experience in oncology and inherited cancer testing using NGS.
Previous experience and/or knowledge of cancer biology, oncology, and targeted therapies/pharmacology.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.