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Variant Curation Specialist

Organization
Phosphorus Inc.
Job Location
New York or New Jersey
New York, NY 10001
United States
Job Description

At Phosphorus, our vision is to create a world where every healthcare decision is optimized with genomics. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Variant Curation Specialist to join our Team. This individual will be responsible for assessing the pathogenicity of variants derived from next-generation sequencing. We are seeking a candidate who is eager to join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and is passionate about delivering solutions that improve healthcare.

 

The Role

The Variant Curation Specialist (VCS) will work as part of a team including bioinformaticians, laboratory directors, and genetic counselors to curate and interpret genetic variants identified during sequencing. The VCS will assist in writing variant summaries for clinical reports and contribute to the development, optimization, and implementation of variant calling pipelines and in-house databases. The position requires a strong background in molecular genetics, knowledge of the clinical implications of genetic variation, and comfort in utilizing variant databases and interpreting scientific literature.


Requirements

  • Masters in Genetic Counseling, Genetics or Molecular Biology (min requirement)

  • Ability to read, interpret, and concisely summarize scientific literature

  • Familiarity with public biomedical and genomic databases

  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication skills

  • Variant interpretation experience a plus

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to careers@phosphorus.com

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