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 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.
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