Genetics Scientist

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Genetics Scientist to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Genetics Scientist

The Genetics Scientist is responsible for supporting R&D activities by developing scientific content for new products. The Genetics Scientist has overall responsibility for surveying the published scientific literature to develop, maintain, and update content for genetic testing products. 

  • PhD in biological sciences
  • 2-5 years of postdoctoral experience in genetics, molecular biology or related fields.
  • Broad human genetics and molecular biology experience is required.

Job Duties:
  • Assisting in the development of new test content.
  • Identify genetic markers and corresponding phenotypes for reporting.
  • Develop criteria for marker selection and develop risk algorithms.
  • Conduct quality control of algorithms for new and updated products
  • Writing of reviews for specific genetic traits, drug responses, or clinically relevant diseases.
  • Deep knowledge of human genetics, next generation sequencing, aCGH microarray, genotyping experience preferred.
  • Curate and update data (such as alleles, odds ratio, population characteristics) extracted from public and proprietary databases.
  • Classify clinical genetic variants and identify associated risk.
  • Highly motivated and successful individual to work in a fast-paced team environment and maintain positive and helpful interactions within and beyond the laboratory teams.
  • Excellent writing skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Outstanding time management, and organizational skills.
  • Prior exposure to CLIA/CAP laboratory requirements highly desirable.
  • Project management experience and ability to adapt to changing priorities a plus.

Additional Requirements:
  • Adhere to laboratory policies, safety procedures and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of customer and patient information.
  • Must have good communication skills to interact in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Prioritize tasks by understanding the relative importance and urgency of each task. Function at a high level and accomplish tasks that require departmental effort to meet demanding timelines and workloads.
  • Provides guidance to junior staff in lab
  • Any other tasks assigned that this person is qualified to perform
  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: BR6127591027