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Associate Clinical Scientific Curator

Farmington, CT

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Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Analytics & Curation, Clinical Genomics, the incumbent will critically evaluate and interpret cancer genomic variants for curation into the JAX Clinical Knowledgebase (JAX-CKB). The variant interpretation scientist will assimilate and integrate data from the scientific literature related to pathogenicity and predictive efficacy evidence in a format compatible with clinical reporting. The content curator will assist in quality assurance and quality control of all data within JAX-CKB.
Key Responsibilities:
Working with internal resources, external databases, and the scientific literature, the Variant Interpretation Scientist will curate and interpret cancer genomic variants and therapeutic knowledge information through standard operating procedures. (60%)
The Variant Interpretation Scientist will update clinical trial information and analyze efficacy evidence data on targeted therapies. (20%)
Will insure data integrity of the JAX Clinical Knowledgebase by implementing and executing quality assurance and quality control protocols and related QC projects. (10%)
The Variant Interpretation Scientist will work with the computational sciences group to integrate and test new curation tools. (10%)
D. in genetics, genomics, cellular biology, molecular biology or an equivalent is required with zero to one year related experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of targeted therapies, next-generation sequencing technology, genomics, clinical informatics, molecular diagnostics, pharmacology, and cancer biology.
Previous experience as a technical writer and/or curator is preferred.
Ability to quickly assess, interpret, integrate, and reassemble relevant medical and scientific literature.
Working knowledge of database/curation systems, including biomedical ontologies, and the ability to critically evaluate and use new systems is required.
Strong attention to detail, multi-tasking, and organizational skills are required.
Ability to function as part of a matrixed organization and work as a team player required.
About us:
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. ( ****) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.
JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.
JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.
Our Values:
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
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