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Genomic Scientist - Molecular & Genomic Pathology Lab at Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Genomic Scientist to expand the test menu with new technologies and to enhance laboratory performance with best practices. The Molecular & Genomic Pathology Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital provides a broad range of clinical molecular tests for oncology and infectious diseases.

Primary functions of the Genomic Scientist:


To develop new molecular assays using next generation sequencing and other PCR based technologies and enhance and troubleshoot existing assays to achieve maximum performance;

To perform NGS-based genomic data interpretation, and results interpretation of other clinical assays. To prepare drafts of test reports.

To perform clinical assays and to participate in education and translational projects as needed.



Conceptualize the assay design, data processing needs and clinical value to the continuum of care.

Design strategies for developing new molecular assays by compiling literature in public domain and determine relevant gene targets for specific clinical needs.

Investigate the feasibility of new projects by initiating pilot studies and reviewing experimental data thoroughly and logically.

Perform all aspects of work for creating new assays including proper documentation of experiments and data analyses.

Perform trouble shooting of routine molecular assays, interpret and review clinical assay results.

Prepare written reports of study results for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Collaborate with faculty and staff on project development, data management and statistical analysis.

Assist other management tasks as needed.

Design, implement and troubleshoot experiments and analyze data.

Demonstrates commitment to our core values of excellence and innovation, integrity and respect, teamwork and communication.

Knows policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties. Uses sound judgment and is aware of potential hazards before taking action. Promptly reports errors/events or situations of actual or potential harm. Understands emergency procedures and can demonstrate appropriate response.

Promotes safety and the prevention of injury. Understands emergency procedures and demonstrates appropriate response. Involves staff in the identification of system issues and development of corrective actions. Educates, involves and supports staff in error/event reporting, problem identification, resolution, and compliance with all licensing/regulatory bodies.



PhD in Molecular Biology or related field


Competent in designing and optimizing primers and probes for PCR based assays.

Strong foundation in cell signaling pathways.

Direct experience with next generation sequencing and clinical laboratory are preferred.


Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.