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Research Specialist
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College of Medicine
Human Genetics
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Position summary

Research Specialist (Job Opening 447320) - Research Specialist to serve as a research genomic variant scientist and return of results specialist in the Division of Human Genetics within the Department of Internal Medicine; plans, implements, evaluates and serves as functional project director for cardiovascular genetics research with classification of DNA sequence variants; serves as a key member of a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in cardiology, molecular biology, genetic counseling, and bioinformatics working together to report research results to participants; conducts ongoing evaluation and critical analysis of literature of sequence variants relating to cardiovascular disease to determine clinical relevance and utilization of a variety of in-house software tools to research and generate customized result reports; participates in establishing procedures and implementing them as they relate to cardiovascular genetics research with classification of DNA sequence variants; reviews and recommends revisions on project elements, evaluation plans, evaluative reports and technical reports; advises staff of trends in evaluation measurement, research design statistical analysis, and development techniques; manages and prepares progress reports; manages and assists in the preparation of articles, proposals, reports and technical materials for publication.

Education and experience

A Master's degree or PhD in Human Genetics, Genetics Counseling or an appropriately related field required; extensive experience in research, development, and/or evaluation required; considerable experience in a research and development setting required (i.e. planning and conducting research and development projects/programs in terms of technical and managerial functions); thorough understanding of Mendelian, molecular, and clinical genetics preferred; prior experience or training in genetic counseling and DNA variant interpretation preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.