Clinical Data Scientist, Genomics

Stanford Health Care
Job Location
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Full-time benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plans, personal time off (PTO), on-site wellness programs, tuition reimbursement and commuter benefits

Job Description

The Clinical Genomics Service (CGS) is a new, multi-disciplinary clinical laboratory service formed in collaboration between Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, and the Stanford University School of Medicine. Using genome, exome, and other next-generation sequencing technologies to evaluate patients with unexplained heritable disease, the CGS strives to deliver world-class genomics services to our patients.
The Clinical Data Scientist is a vital member of the CGS team. This position involves interaction with diverse team members, including laboratory directors, genetic counselors, laboratory technologists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians, who work together to provide clinical genetic test results for patients undergoing testing at the CGS. Within this team, the Clinical Data Scientist is primarily responsible for evaluating the clinical relevance of variants identified by diagnostic next generation sequencing. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, drafting clinical reports, participating in case presentations, assisting in the design, development and evaluation of new molecular diagnostic tests, evaluating and implementing evolving variant interpretation standards and workflows, and assisting in training and outreach for Stanford University and Hospital students and community.

Your work will directly influence patient diagnosis and potentially treatment decisions.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Identify clinically significant sequence variants, using established tools and workflows

Collect genetic, clinical, and molecular information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and public data sources

Critically analyze and verify the accuracy of published data and abstract information relevant to individual clinical case analyses

Review patient medical records and abstract information relevant to individual clinical case analyses

Classify clinically significant sequence variants using the ACMG guidelines

Summarize results of analyses and effectively communicate results in both written and verbal formats

Write clinical grade molecular diagnostic reports

Meet interpretation turn-around times required in a clinical laboratory setting in order to provide prompt patient care

Participate in collaborations with other clinical or research labs and affiliates

Supervise or guide staff, students or trainees, as needed; schedule and assign workload; set appropriate deadlines; review work for quality and timeliness


Minimum Requirements
Education: PhD in scientific field, or MD, or a Masters in medical genetics or related scientific field, and three years of relevant experience, or combination of relevant experiences. 
Experience: Three (3) years of related work experience or combination of relevant experiences.
License/Certification: None
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated understanding of genetics and genomics

Ability to understand scientific literature and experimental procedures, as well as the limitations and applications of this information in a clinical setting

Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills

Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications

Strong written and oral English communication skills

Experience with databases, tools, and resources commonly used in human or model organism genetics and genomics are highly desired, but not required

Experience with next generation sequencing and classification of variants using the ACMG guidelines are highly desired, but not required

How to Apply

Please submit your application for Position Number 40756 via our website at

About Our Organization

With 300 facilities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford Health Care is internationally renowned for expertise in areas such as cancer treatment, neuroscience, surgery, cardiovascular medicine and organ transplant, as well as for translating important medical breakthroughs into patient care.

Stanford Health Care is creating new delivery models, leveraging our advanced resources to create seamless continuity of care for every patient. From our suite of virtual care services – to our primary care offices throughout the Bay Area, outpatient clinics in Redwood City and Palo Alto, and our future Stanford South Bay Cancer Center – people from around the region and around the world turn to Stanford Health Care for comprehensive solutions to meet all of their health care needs.

At the center of our health system will be the most advanced hospital in the world. The new Stanford Hospital will make our bold vision for compassionate, coordinated, leading edge care – personalized for the unique needs of every patient – a reality for more people than ever before.

Come join our team today! 

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