Clinical Genomics Scientist: 40 Hours Per Week (Days)

Medical Technology Hammond, Indiana


Description

Central Laboratory- Molecular

Location: 2434 Interstate Plaza Drive., Hammond, IN 46324

Shift: Day Shift/ Flexible, Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation

FTE: 1.0

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WHY ALVERNO

We are a highly reliable scientific organization building a culture of service. Our commitment advances the health, wellness and continuity of care in the communities we serve. We are one of the largest integrated laboratory networks serving hospitals in the Midwest region. Our network includes 32 hospitals and multiple physician offices.

WHAT WILL YOU DO

This position requires a willingness to learn, and a dedication to patient health. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an experienced team of pathologist, genomics scientists, and other professionals who aim to bring comprehensive diagnostic and preventive genomic testing to people. Provides technical assistance for molecular diagnostics services at Alverno Laboratories. Includes coverage of Next Generation Sequencing and data analysis, molecular testing for genetic and infectious diseases. Responsible for analysis, evaluation and reporting of laboratory test results in accordance with established departmental procedures and professional standards. This individual shall maintain a healing environment for employees and patients with a spirit of caring and concern as incorporated in the philosophy of our Catholic Healthcare Ministry while performing all job functions.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Bachelor’s in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, biological science) with 3+ years of experience in NGS, data analysis, and molecular biology techniques required.

Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution*Master’s / Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, biological science) preferred.

Experience (1-2 years) with Next Generation Sequencing data analysis in either academic or industry environment is highly desirable.

Familiarity with common NGS alignment, variant calling, and visualization tools.

Knowledge of genome editing technologies and ability to program in a scientific programming language (e.g., R, JMP, Python) and perform basic bioinformatics analyses is required.

Expertise in working with high-throughput RNA, DNA, NGS library generation, proficient in troubleshooting NGS library preps.

Experience working in a CAP/CLIA high complexity testing laboratory environment preferred but not required.

Experience using Laboratory Information Management Systems.

Excellent time management, detail-oriented and process-oriented mindset. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.