We are seeking a Senior Director of the Clinical Laboratory - The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital combines diagnostics, research genomics and clinical genetics professionals into an aligned center focused on integrating genomics into patient care. The IGM Clinical Laboratory performs integrated clinical genomic, molecular, microarray, FISH and cytogenetic analyses to diagnose a broad range of inherited diseases and cancer.
The laboratory also serves as a centralized clinical testing laboratory for the Children’s Oncology Group leukemia, Wilms tumor, medulloblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma studies. IGM collaborates with researchers and pathologists to discover and translate new molecular markers into robust clinical assays.
We emphasize collaborative interactions between clinicians, physician-scientists and basic science investigators to quickly transition cutting-edge research results into cutting-edge diagnostics using state-of-the-art technology platforms. With world-renowned experts at the helm, we are moving genome based testing into the mainstream of pediatric diagnosis and treatment by offering comprehensive next-generation sequencing for constitutional disorders and cancer diagnoses, making results accessible and meaningful for physicians and families.
Interpretation and review of data, including report writing and sign out of molecular and cytogenetic cases
Implementation and development of robust constitutional and somatic assays encompassing varying methodologies (array, NGS, cytogenetics, molecular)
Contribution to laboratory quality management including assay validation, proficiency testing, assistance with regulatory inspections, development of standardized procedures
Liaison to clinicians and translational researchers in support of genomic testing across clinical care and translational studies
Education of fellows, residents, graduate students, faculty and staff
What Are We Looking For?
Board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics with 10+ years of experience.
Comprehensive understanding of molecular biology and genomics
Thorough knowledge of the laboratory regulatory environment (including CAP and CLIA)
Expertise in cancer genomics, laboratory automation, and/or clinical bioinformatics strongly desired
Experience with next generation sequencing (including analysis, variant interpretation, assay design, quality control and troubleshooting)
Strong interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership to laboratory staff, and exemplary service to laboratory customers both internal and external to the hospital
Ability to collaboratively engage in a team-science environment to enhance the clinical and academic mission of the Institute
Excellent written and verbal communication
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 25312
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