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NGS Data Analyst / Geneticist

Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
  • Expired: August 15, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Work Unit Description
With decades of academic laboratory experience in pathology and genetics, the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories deliver advanced diagnostic testing to make personalized medicine a reality. Specializing in oncology, rare genetic disorders, and infectious disease, the laboratories are CLIA certified and CAP accredited. Our Medical Directors and seasoned technical staff have many years of experience in clinical testing and test development and are dedicated to providing the best quality service for physicians and their patients. Through our close partnership with the Knight BioLibrary and Histopathology Shared Resource Laboratories, research investigators can gain access to human biological specimens, histology, and immunohistochemistry services.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:

  • We act BOLDLY-Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
  • We SUPPORT each other-Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
  • We work as a CONNECTED team - We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Functions/Duties of Position
This individual will focus on data analysis of NGS data generated from whole genome, medical exome, and gene panel testing. This individual must be able to work independently and with a team of geneticists to interpret sequence variants in clinical cases. This individual will also interface with bioinformaticists in developing the analysis pipeline. This individual will be located in the Genetics/Genomics Section of the OHSU Knight Diagnostic Laboratory and will report to the Laboratory Directors. This is a good opportunity for long-term longevity in a clinical environment for the right individual who has experience in genetics and genomics, good thinking skills, and the ability to work well with a team. The selected candidate will use expert level judgment to interpret sequencing variants in clinical cases, and apply interface and direct bioinformatics in developing analysis pipelines.
Job Requirements
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience - OR - Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research (or RN or allied health professional) and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD
  • In depth understanding of genetics and genomics; experience in human genetics, NGS, genomic analysis, and variant interpretation is preferred
  • Writing scripts for data analysis in a clinical exome project; data analysis and interpretation of results; literature review
  • In depth understanding of genetics and genomics; experience in human genetics, NGS, genomic analysis, and variant interpretation is preferred; must have experience in analysis of genes using bioinformatics tools, and a good understanding of bioinformatics
  • Familiarity with population and gene databases, in silico predictive algorithms, gene databases, structural variaPH'dtion tools, genetics and genomics is a must
  • Good communication skills
Additional Details
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or
Getting to Work:
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Job Title: NGS Data Analyst / Geneticist
Department: Knight Cancer Institute, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories
Location: MP 350
Drug Testable: Yes
Job: IRC87700
FTE: 1.0, Full Time
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Salary Range: $41,812 to $88,334
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Plaza)
Job Type: Research

Oregon Health & Science University


Portland, OR
97240 USA