Staff Scientist - Genomics Variants

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7103939 (Ref.No. 12143-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Staff Scientist position on the Human Genome Sequencing Center's (HGSC) Quality Control team will apply expertise in the area of genomic sequencing analysis of clinical samples for clinical sequencing projects. These projects are highly visible and impact the national reputation of the HGSC and of Baylor College of Medicine.  The Variant Annotation Workgroup at the Human Genome Sequencing Center is responsible for interpreting genomic variants that are detected in patient samples. To do so, this team reviews genomic variants and applies American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) guidelines to interpret the pathogenicity of genetic variants in those samples. In this role, team members will work as part of a high-throughput, largely automated system to create clinical reports that deliver genomic insights back to the clinician and ultimately the patient.

Job Duties

• Analyzes and interprets clinical genetic test results according to ACMG variant interpretation guidelines
• Records relevant information about genetic variants into the review interface
• Functions as a technical writer in generating clinical reports, validation project documents, and other scientific documents/reports
• Works closely with variant review team members under supervision of the Division Director/Lab Director Environment/Safety/ Work Environment
• Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area
• Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines
• Adheres to department rules and protocols as well as company regulations stated in the Employee handbook
• Maintains a pleasant and cooperative relationship with co-workers and other departments
• Complies with CAP, CLIA, HIPAA and all relevant Federal, State, and local regulations
• Participates in the laboratory's quality management system

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience with variant interpretation and familiarity with next generation sequencing
• Must meet the requirements for Testing Personnel under CLIA regulations (42 CFR, part 493)



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.