The Diagnostic Medicine Institute is paving the way for a future that integrates genomics into the everyday practice of laboratory medicine, for which genetic sequencing is a new standard of care. The Molecular Genomic Technology Development Specialist works in the Division of Molecular and microbial Diagnostics and Development to assists in assay design, instrument scripting, production processes, method verification, and validation controls. They will be able to adjust assay parameters to optimize instruments and assay precision, accuracy, and cost-benefit. Promotes standardization through collaboration and coordination within the specialty of laboratory medicine and with interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team. Directly accountable for scientific responsibilities. Provides leadership and direction to ensure effective planning, oversight and timely coordination and completion of projects and duties. Assists to perform clinical assessments to collect, validate, and analyze data required to document laboratory impact.
Assists in the development and implementation of next-generation preparatory methods, new tests, procedures, and instrumentation with the help of Laboratory Directors, Analytical Specialists and technical support.
Develops, verifies, writes, and updates procedures as necessary.
Analyzes all sequencing data, including alignment, variant calling, copy number variation and annotation; and germline comparison, according to assay performance characteristics and bioinformatics pipeline.
Troubleshoots and assists in problem resolution.
Writes interpretive clinical reports relevant to the patients' molecular profile in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and College of American Pathologists compliant manner.
Curates knowledge base and analyzes scientific literature and databases related to various topics, including cancer biology, somatic variants, and related therapeutic clinical efficacy, including clinical trials; or genetic sequencing or detection of microbial pathogens, including clinical trials Works independently, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency.
Works with technical team, bioinformaticists and information technology to enhance workflow efficiency and robustness.
Actively participates in training new employees.
Will be cross-trained to work in all areas of the Division.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and guidance documents and ensures that compliance of standards is maintained.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.. The use of special safety precautions is required as there is a risk working with infectious diseases. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Master's Degree-Related Field of Study (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Laboratory (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Molecular Biology - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.
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