Clinical Computational Scientist

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06030
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, based in Farmington, CT is seeking a Clinical Computational Scientist to design, develop, implement and oversee deliverables for all clinical and research data analytics pipelines for the Clinical Genomics and Genetic Services business unit. This role partners closely with the clinical lab director and business development team to establish and maintain credibility for JAX in the clinical analytics space through method development and publications. In addition, this position will interface with customers or potential collaborators as a subject matter expert and project coordinator.

Responsibilities

This role is responsible for the efficient and quality execution of processing data through analytical pipelines of the clinical genomics and genetic services business unit. This includes ownership of executing data analysis of customer projects and developing and implementing process improvement for assay pipelines.

  • Oversee computer sciences team members who are performing analytic processes for customer data.
  • For clinical pipelines, partner with clinical laboratory director to evaluate, identify and address gaps in critical procedures and processes on an on-going basis.
  • For all other service pipelines, partner with business unit management to develop and execute pipeline launch plans.
  • Prioritize new functionality of pipelines by partnering with the clinical lab director, manager of analytics and curation and business unit management, based on business unit goals, feedback from customers, attendance at scientific meetings, and relationships with key scientific experts.
  • Educate, train, and manage the workflow of the clinical analytical pipeline to clinical genomics and relevant computational sciences staff.
  • Research, evaluate, design, and implement new and emerging analytical processes and tools to improve current clinical offerings and to support new clinical offerings. This will involve working closely and coordinating with regulatory, computational sciences, IT, and management groups.
  • Provide technical leadership on development and implementation of new assays, which could include design and development of databases and algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information.
  • Engage in dissemination of knowledge through publications, presentations at scientific meetings, meetings with external partners and internal seminars and workshops.
  • Partner with the manager, analytics and curation for on-going review of clinical genomics data sets generated by execution of assays to look for novel findings for further investigation or publishing.
  • Provide excellent communication and consult to effectively articulate technical information to customers. This may include developing PowerPoint presentations, marketing collateral, or participating in potential customer visits.
Requirements
  • A PhD level degree in bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, cellular biology, molecular biology or an equivalent is required, plus five years related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of targeted therapies, next-generation sequencing technology, genomics, molecular diagnostics, pharmacology, and cancer biology.
  • Must have well developed interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills and be confident approaching, motivating and communicating with colleagues at all levels of The Jackson Laboratory organization and external customers.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages including but not limited to Python, Perl, R and Java.
  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools, including next-generation sequencing analysis tools and genomic databases.
  • Experience with parallel computing, batch programming and version control systems.

 

How to Apply

For review and consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to www.jax.org/careers, requisition #5103.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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