Clinical Genomic Scientist

Organization
Omicia Inc
Job Location
Oakland, CA 94612
Job Description

Join Omicia’s Genetic Services team! Omicia is looking for an experienced clinical genomics professional. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with a strong team of geneticists, genetic counselors, bioinformaticians, and other professionals who are shaping the future of personalized medicine. As a clinical genomic scientist you will be actively participating in clinical reporting and coordinating Omicia’s Genetic Services group, a network of genetic counselors and medical genetics that not only provide genetic interpretation services for Omicia’s lab and research clients, but also provide a path for families and individuals to end their medical odyssey and get appropriate access to exome, genome or NGS panel tests and counseling services. You will engage with the product development and software engineering groups to create innovate software and workflows that facilitate clinical interpretation. 

Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical genetic data analysis and reporting
  • Research and interpret variants observed in clinical and collaboration samples
  • Check quality of variant interpretations and reports
  • Develop workflows and training material for the Genetic Services group
  • Alliance management of high volume clients

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD in human genetics, cancer biology, or molecular biology OR Genetic Counselor with clinical laboratory experience OR AMBG board-eligible molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, or cytogenetics.
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred (industry, clinical, or post-doctoral)
  • Knowledge of human mutation databases, cancer mutation databases, and genome browsers required
  • Experience with bioinformatics (specifically in sequence and copy number variant interpretation), next-generation sequencing, and exome or whole genome sequence analysis is preferred
  • Experience performing variant interpretation/genome analysis strongly desired
  • Excellent communication, writing skills and problem solving skills required

 

About Our Organization

Omicia pioneers new informatics approaches that power next-gen sequencing applications for clinical testing, translational research, and drug development. 

Omicia’s Opal™ platform integrates genome analysis algorithms and automated clinical annotations, enabling labs to identify and report on disease-causing genes with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency. 

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