Scientist, Biomedical Informatics – Molecular Oncology
Elmwood Park, NJ
Bio-Reference Laboratories is the lab of choice for many in the Northeast. Serving the greater New York Metropolitan Area, and now a Significant Presence on the West Coast in Campbell California as Well as Florida and Maryland. The Company offers routine clinical tests, including Pap smears, pregnancy tests, cholesterol checks, and blood cell counts. Through its GenPath business unit, it also performs more sophisticated "esoteric" testing in areas such as cancer pathology and molecular diagnostics. It gets most of its orders (about 3.5 million per year) from doctors' offices, collecting specimens at about 50 patient centers scattered throughout its service area in New York and New Jersey. Our laboratory service in the New York Metro area is our core business, but it has expanded beyond those geographical boundaries through acquisitions, particularly in the area of specialty testing. As a full service clinical laboratory, we are constantly looking for new technologies and new methodologies that will help us grow. People are our most important asset as we continue to grow and drive advances in technology.
A full-time position is available for a scientist with a background in genomics and molecular oncology and in the growing Cancer Genomics Program at Bio-Reference Laboratories. The Cancer Genomics Program is a CAP/CLIA-certified diagnostics laboratory dedicated to providing clinically useful, cost effective and rapid testing solutions to advance the field of personalized medicine. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience analyzing Genomics data and scientifically investigating the significance of genomic variants to support our tumor profiling program. The position requires knowledge and skills related to analyzing and interpreting data from high complexity genomic techniques including next generation sequencing and arrays. The primary role will be to perform scientific analysis of sequencing variants during review of cases with our team of molecular pathologists, laboratory directors and genetic counselors. This will include: reviewing patient medical history, performing review of genomic data and helping maintain the active knowledgebase for variant interpretation. Positive attributes include excellent organizational skills, a strong interest in learning, the ability to multi-task, and an ability to work independently.