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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab Genomics
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 707031
Date Posted: 11/4/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position provides a unique opportunity to develop and maintain the bioinformatics solutions for the Clinical Genomics Laboratory. The successful candidate will also be involved in the analysis of clinical Next-Generation Sequencing data, including gene panels and whole exome sequencing data. This position receives supervision of completed work activities from the Director of Clinical Genomics.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Processes clinical genomic data according to validated bioinformatics protocols.
  2. Designs, develops, implements and maintains an automated bioinformatics infrastructure for clinical genomic data analysis.
  3. Writes and maintains standard operating procedures to describe bioinformatics workflow.
  4. Performs and evaluates appropriate Quality Control measures.
  5. Closely works with the Director and other laboratory staff to analyze genomic tests validation experiments.
  6. Participates in development and implementation of computational tools and databases required for clinical genomic service.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Master`s degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, computational biology or related field Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Proficiency working in UNIX/Linux platforms Required
2. Experience with programming languages including Python, Perl, Java, C++, etc Required
3. Experience with Next-Generation sequencing and related bioinformatics Required
4. Experience with NGS data analysis pipeline design and development Required
5. Experience with high performance computing environment, object storage and docker containers Preferred
6. Experience with database design and development Preferred
7. Experience in a clinical genomics laboratory Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Familiarity with commonly used bioinformatics tools, reference databases and APIs Preferred
2. Familiarity with various Quality Control measures Preferred
3. Can work independently with minimal supervision, and proven, solid problem-solving skills Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
15. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
16. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply