Staff Scientist- Marlborough, MA or San Juan Capistrano, CA | GenomeWeb

Staff Scientist- Marlborough, MA or San Juan Capistrano, CA

Quest Diagnostics
Job Location
Marlborough, MA

Comprehensive Benefits

Job Description

Plans, prepares, conducts experimentation, prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties.

Successful performance of job duties contributes to the success of projects in support of product development activities. Impacts the ability of the project team to meet assigned goals.

Evaluate, develop, validate, and implement new next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis technology and technology enhancements, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines, testing/validation scripts, and other tools related to genetic diagnostics. Consult on process and technology improvements within R&D, Operations, and IT departments. Participate in resolution of support requests where computational biology tools are used. Regularly report progress and prepare data analyses for internal review.


Must have a demonstrable proficiency with Perl, Python and/or shell scripting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Knowledge of SQL database development strongly preferred. Advanced science, engineering, or computer science degree desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree required, MS or PhD preferred.  Two or more years of relevant experience in IT, life sciences, computational biology/bioinformatics, engineering, or computer science required. Two or more years of software development and/or database development experience in a SQL, Linux, and/or HPC environment strongly preferred. Hands-on experience analyzing NGS data desired. Project management and support experience a plus.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as professional journals, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write complete reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.

Ability to apply mathematical concepts to problem-solving situations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance and correlation techniques.  Biostatistics experience is a plus.

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in a variety of situations.

Requires a thorough knowledge of related products and technologies gained through developmental experience in an academic or industrial setting.

Works under general supervision, receiving instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment



How to Apply

Please email resumes to Jessica Hicks, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, at

About Our Organization

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services needed to make better healthcare decisions. We offer the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through our network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provide interpretive consultation through our extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. 


At a Glance

  • Generated 2014 revenues of approximately $7.4 billion
  • Publicly trades common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX). More in Investor Relations
  • Ranks as a component of the Standard & Poor's 500
  • Touches the lives of 30 percent of American adults each year
  • Serves about half of the physicians and hospitals in the U.S.
  • Engages workforce of about 45,000 employees dedicated to putting patients first every day
  • Operates more than 2,200 patient service centers
  • A medical and scientific staff of more than 700 M.D.s and Ph.D.s.
  • Strong logistics capabilities, including approximately 3,000 courier vehicles and 20 aircraft that collectively make tens of thousands of stops daily
  • Offers physicians a test menu that is industry leading in breadth and innovation. Our test menu ranges from routine biological tests to complex and specialized molecular and gene-based testing as well as anatomic pathology
  • Provides broad range of solutions for employers, including workplace drug testing for employers and government agencies; the BluePrint for Wellness employee wellness service; and risk assessment services for the life insurance industry
  • Publishes original research in peer reviewed publications, at medical and scientific conferences, and as a public service. Quest Diagnostics Health Trends reports examine trends in conditions and diseases based on the company’s database of 20 billion test results from the last decade. Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI) reports examine trends in workplace drug testing, and have been considered a benchmark for U.S. workforce drug positivity trends since 1988
  • In addition to the U.S., Quest Diagnostics operates clinical laboratories in laboratory facilities in Gurgaon, India; Heston, England; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Juan, Puerto Rico


  • Named to Fortune Magazine's 2015 "World's Most Admired Companies" list in the Health Care industry category of "Pharmacy and Other Services"
  • Ranked 364 on Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list for 2014
  • Ranked 1089 on the Forbes Global 2000 for 2014
  • Ranked 411 in the “Barron’s 500” ranking of top-performing large companies for 2014
  • Named a member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World and North America indexes since 2004 (DJSI World) and 2005 (DJSI North America). The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index represents the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies out of the biggest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index
  • Quest Diagnostics earned a place on the annual Newsweek Green Rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, placing 112 on the 2014 U.S. list
  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings
  • Achieved Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our important actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

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