Clinical Genomics Scientist - WGS Validation & Enhancements - 5982BR

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92122
Job Description

The Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, within the Clinical Genomics Group at Illumina, is seeking a PhD Geneticist who will be a key member of a team responsible for integrating genetic, medical and laboratory principles to the application of clinical genome sequencing. In this role the PhD Geneticist will be primarily involved in supporting undiagnosed disease cases that receive genome sequencing in the Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory as well as in designing controlled validations for bringing in enhancements to clinical whole genomic sequencing.

This position will integrate medical, professional and regulatory requirements of clinical sequencing, genetics expertise, and the Illumina sequencing platforms. Individuals will be required to combine their genetics and clinical expertise with regulatory standards and best practices to analyze genomes for clinical indication. Individuals will work under the supervision of medical geneticists. This position will help build and guide the future development of clinical NGS implementation.

This is an opportunity to play a role in laying the foundation in genomic medicine with a company that is a leader in transforming next generation sequencing.

Duties will include:

  • Problem-solving and strategizing for assessment of analytical and clinical characteristics of genetic variants
  • Ongoing analysis of clinical literature and application to genetic information
  • Support collaborations and external program development
  • Designing controlled validations for bringing in enhancements to clinical WGS

The ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • Strong understanding of genetics and genotype-phenotype relationships
  • Ability to analyze medical and scientific literature
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses
  • Familiarity with clinical applications of genetic information
  • Familiarity with professional and regulatory requirements of a clinical laboratory
  • Familiarity with informatics and bioinformatic approaches to analysis and management of large datasets, data mining
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver in a time-sensitive manner

Required Skills & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Genetics or Molecular Biology with relevant focus
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a clinical/diagnostics lab
  • Demonstrated genetics knowledge with clinical understanding
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating scientific papers and translation of genetic information and applying genetic analysis
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Highly motivated, accurate and detail oriented with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving problems effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet aggressive deadlines and handle multiple activities simultaneously
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

When you join the high-performing team at Illumina, your work takes on new meaning—to an exponential degree. Our growth, our positive culture, and the impact our products are having in the world, ignite a passion that drives our people forward. And together, we accomplish beyond expectations.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

About Illumina
Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. Having built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, we’ve established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Our growth isn’t just revenue; we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. That’s why MIT ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies list three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

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