Genetic Analysis Specialist

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 22 hours ago(3/16/2018 2:57 PM)
Requisition ID
Allied Health - Pathology

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

In the Diagnostic Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center we perform DNA sequencing tests to evaluate and diagnose inherited cancer susceptibilities.


We are seeking a Genetic Analysis Specialist to join our team. In this position you will be responsible for identifying and classifying variants/mutations detected through clinical genetic testing. You will work closely with Molecular Pathologists and Geneticists to interpret sequence variants and to help draft clinical reports for patients who are undergoing testing.

As a Genetic Analysis Specialist, you will:

  • Review clinical sequencing data output and assist in identifying sequencing artifacts.
  • Use public databases and in-silico tools to determine impact of the variant on the protein function.
  • Review scientific literature to identify and curate the functional outcomes of variants in population level.
  • Assist in classifying variants to different pathogenicity levels based on prior information.
  • Assist in drafting clinical reports for our patients.
  • Work with our Clinical Bioinformatics team to incorporate new algorithms and databases into existing clinical analyses pipelines.
  • Work with the Laboratory Director to develop and revise Quality Control (QC) procedures.
  • Work with the Laboratory Director and Development Team to work on validations for new assays.
  • Work with our Clinical Genetics Service to improve data dissemination between our services.
  • Maintain detailed records of all analyses and curation work.
  • Track specimen information, experimental parameters and clinical pipeline results.

You need:

  • Strong analytical and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum 1-3 years previous experience interpreting sequencing data.
  • Master’s Degree (preferred degree in Genetic Counseling, Molecular Biology, Genetics) or PhD in Life Science (such as Human Genetics/Genetics, Cancer Biology/Molecular Biology).
  • Familiarity with Germline databases, Sanger Sequencing, and Next-generation sequencing (NGS) (preferred).
  • Laboratory and/or clinical experience in cancer genetics and a strong background in Human Genetics (strongly preferred).


  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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