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The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) and is comprised of 26 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $67M in FY17.
The Department of Genome Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER PRINCIPAL. The Research Scientist/Engineer Principal will establish and direct a CLIA-certified, next-generation sequencing laboratory in the Department of Genome Sciences. As part of a larger cutting-edge genomics group, this laboratory will provide clinical-grade whole exome, whole genome and targeted gene sequencing of subject-derived samples.
Perform primary data quality evaluation and review variant results
Train and supervise new laboratory personnel
Establish and oversee a CLIA-certified, next-generation sequencing laboratory to perform NGS-based testing using whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing and targeted gene panels
Oversee CLIA certification and CAP accreditation activities required, including all necessary interactions with external regulatory agencies, committees, and auditors
Ensure facility maintains compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
Establish laboratory SOPs for processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of subject test results
Establish and maintain Q/C, Q/A and proficiency test documentation
Attend Genome Sciences and University meetings, retreats, status updates, orientations and planning days when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
MD or PhD in Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field
Board certification by HHS approved board, preferably ABMGG
Six or more years of laboratory supervisor experience with a minimum of three years' experience working in a high-complexity, clinical molecular genetics testing laboratory (CLIA-certified).
Must have prior experience with DNA sequencing technology and molecular biological technique
Comprehensive knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and/or chemistry
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Must be highly organized with a strong attention to detail
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Direct experience with Illumina next generation sequencing library preparation procedures and operation of instrumentation
Experience with obtaining and/or maintaining CLIA certification and CAP accreditation
Experience as a Clinical Laboratory Director in a laboratory environment with NGS focus
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