Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
Our LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Variant Review Scientist in the field of genetics with a focus on cancer diagnostics. This individual will work as a genetic variant review scientist to assist laboratory directors with interpretation and reporting of exciting new genomic-based diagnostic testing in genetics, with a focus on next-generation sequencing oncology diagnostics.
Participate in data review and interpretation of genomic test results under direction of physician laboratory directors.
Interact with physicians and scientists in other departments as needed to guide development, implementation and interpretation of genomic test services.
Review patient medical history to determine eligibility for NGS testing.
Write patient reports for review by oncology and pathology clients.
Interpret data from high complexity genomic techniques including next generation sequencing and arrays.
Development and Maintenance:
Perform review of genomic data and help maintain the active knowledgebase for variant interpretation.
Assist with updating variant curation strategies, variant scoring process, interpretation process, and reporting process on an ongoing basis.
Develop expertise in interpreting genetic data from open source and proprietary analysis software’s and databases.
Perform extensive literature review and participate in interdepartmental journal clubs for ongoing education.
Present data at client meetings and conferences, when required.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience, AND two to three years of related work experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Desired: Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.