Quest Diagnostics is currently recruiting for a Director of Bioinformatics for our Esoteric Business Unit, located in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Director of Bioinformatics is responsible for the overall requirements definition, design, development and deployment of bioinformatics systems in support of laboratory testing and research that are beyond the scope and capabilities of the standard Information Technology functions to adequately support.
The Director of Bioinformatics reports to the VP of Science and Innovation and aligned dotted line to the SVP, Information Technology.
Responsibilities include providing expert scientific guidance in the design and maintenance of algorithms and interpretation systems for genotyping assays, developing, maintaining and utilizing in-house sequencing databases in support of assay interpretation and QC systems, along with developing bioinformatics systems including specialized LIMS systems in the labs when they are beyond the capabilities of the Information Technology function. Liaise with vendors, develop reports derived from databases for use in operations, and assuring bioinformatics assay components are in compliance with all applicable licensing regulations.