Laboratory Corporation of America Variant Scientist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The Integrated Genetics division of LabCorp is seeking a Variant Scientist to join its team in RTP, NC. The Variant Scientist is responsible for daily processing, classification and analysis of inherited and somatic genetic variants identified through WES (Whole Exome Sequencing) and Targeted NGS DNA sequencing platforms in a clinical diagnostic laboratory setting. A strong background in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Biophysics/Cell Biology/Physiology and/or Human Genetics with experience in DNA sequence analysis, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, and Microsoft Office suite of products is essential.
Process and classify variants in accordance with company SOPs
Maintain communication with laboratories located within or outside LabCorp
Maintain tracking documents in relation to the variant-classification process
Report to a supervisor/manager on the variant processing status and performance
Communicate frequently with the Laboratory Directors, Medical Geneticists and Genetic Counselors regarding variant assessment
Interact with the software vendors/IT/bioinformatics group(s) regarding technology needs as and when required
Opportunity to take part in company projects, publications and posters at scientific meetings of relevance to the organizationThe 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States, and is home to over 140 organizations (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Information Technology /Telecommunications) and has around 45,000 full time employees entering the Park each day. The Research Triangle itself is named for the Triangle formed by the three universities: Duke University at Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
PhD in Life Sciences (Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics)with a strong background in Molecular Genetics
Minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral and/or other relevant experience
Strong analytical capabilities, superior scientific writing and communication skills, organization, meticulousness, ability to critically read, understand, and interpret data from scientific publications and online databases on a daily basis
Ability to meet production timelines with a sense of urgency and ethical responsibility in a rapidly evolving dynamic setting
Ability to learn and adapt to use of bioinformatics software, proficiency in working with large datasets, in-silico tools, and WES/NGS technologies
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.