Variant Scientist

Organization
Celmatix
Job Location
New York, NY 10005
Benefits

Celmatix is looking to add talented and accomplished individuals to its fast-growing team. We offer a full range of benefits including competitive compensation, excellent medical insurance, pre-tax FSA and transit benefits, and a 401k retirement plan.

Job Description

Celmatix is a research-driven personalized medicine company focused on maximizing fertility.  We are looking for a Variant Scientist to join our growing Clinical Team.  

The Variant Scientist will be responsible for the regular review, processing, interpretation, and analysis of genetic variants that are identified through Celmatix’s own WES (Whole Exome Sequencing) and Targeted NGS DNA sequencing platforms, as well as those which are identified through outside scientific research and/or publication in scientific journals. This includes managing the associated genetic and variant data using the internal Celmatix database systems built for that purpose. A key part of the Variant Scientist role includes monitoring the scientific literature around the defined genes and variants of interest to the company, and maintaining the internal Celmatix databases, established annotation pipeline,  and communications regarding those findings.

The successful candidate will combine understanding and expertise in genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, and biomedical research with experience in project management. This candidate should have a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage  the regular review, processing, interpretation, and analysis of genetic variants
  • Monitor the scientific literature for publications related to genetic variation of interest to Celmatix research and products
  • Maintain Celmatix internal databases of genetic variation, keeping articles intended for clinical, scientific, and lay audiences up to date
  • Maintain the established Celmatix annotation pipeline
  • Develop and present communications related to identified genetic variants and the associated findings
  • Act as a liaison between Biointerpretation and Genetic Communications teams, sharing latest research in support of clinical products
Requirements
  • MS/MA in the molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or related field
  • 2+ years experience working with data in a clinical setting
  • Experience in research related to human genetics or experience with genetic variant curation and interpretation of clinical relevance
  • Experience writing and editing scientific materials for external audiences
  • Data management expertise (including scientific, genetics/genomic and/or medical data)
  • Database experience - familiarity with SQL a requirement.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills
  • Biomedical informatics programming experience in Python, perl, R, etc. a plus
  • Interest in the field of fertility highly preferred
  • Experience with Excel, Word, and other writing/office applications.
About Our Organization

Named one of Crain's "Biotechs to Watch," Celmatix is changing the face of women’s health through the development of digital tools and genetic insights focused on fertility potential. Our unique approach combines data science and genomics to bring personalized medicine to fertility. Our leadership team includes a diverse group of world-class scientists and professionals including a founder recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of 15 Entrepreneurs Disrupting their Industries, Inc Magazine’s 10 Women to Watch in Tech, and named an Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellow, and a NYC Venture Fellow by the NYCEDC.

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