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Dir, Genomics Research

Dir, Genomics Research

Job Description

The Institutes of Molecular Medicine Genomics Research Director leads the Sequencing group, which provides established services to the research community at Phoenix Children’s Institute, affiliated institutions as well as other academic and non-academic groups. A main goal is to improve existing and evaluate new technologies with a focus on clinical translation. The Director interacts closely with the Director of Clinical Sequencing to evaluate novel technologies, provide technical expertise on existing platforms and help PCH clinical investigators formulate/design research questions in genomics in the field of cancer and inherited disease. Therefore, the research director has abundant opportunity for publishing high quality research data. The director is also responsible for growing and managing the quality of the variant database within the Genomics Core and for stimulating and growing genomics research within the Phoenix Children’s Research Institute.

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. Lead the Institutes of Molecular Medicine Genomics Research
2. Manage and oversee the operation of the laboratory, including coordinating laboratory manager duties and research technicians and bioinformaticians
3. Collaborate with PCH investigators to initiate studies and provide genomics expertise to design studies
4. Provide state of art research support with focus on Next Generation sequencing and high throughput genotyping technologies
5. Enable efficient support of CLIA-research studies by leveraging flexibility of core facility as well as clinical grade Q/C
6. Evaluate novel emerging technologies with focus on clinical translation
7. In collaboration with Institute of Molecular Medicine Clinical Development team, build and optimize existing technologies
8. Hiring and managing the bioinformatics teams to evaluate and/or develop analysis pipelines
9. Develop and manage budgets in coordination with research administration
10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • PhD in Molecular Genetics, Biology or related field, and a solid background in genetics, genomics and technical expertise in sequencing and genotyping (Required)
Experience Requirements
  • Experience with a wide array of Next Generation sequencing technologies and high throughput genotyping methods is required (Required)
  • 7 or more years of experience in a genomics/molecular genetics lab setting (Required)
  • Experience or Certificate in subspecialties (oncology, infectious disease, etc.) (Preferred)
  • Experience in bioinformatics is a plus (Preferred)
Certification/License/Registry Requirements
  • ABMG certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics or other experience with clinical genetic testing is a plus (Preferred)
Skill Requirements
  • Strong publication record in genetics and genomics (Required)
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirement - Climbing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Hearing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Reaching (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Sitting (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Standing (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Talking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Walking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Near Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Far Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals (Applicable)

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 44371
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