Variant Scientist, Consultant at Color Genomics
Burlingame, CA, US
Join our mission.
Color provides a high-quality, physician-ordered, genetic test at a low cost. We include support for physicians, as well as genetic counseling as part of every purchase. Our goal is to expand physician-supported access to cancer genetic risk information for every person, everywhere.
 
Job Description
You believe it's possible to provide access to high quality genetic information at scale and want to help further Color’s mission. You're dedicated to scientific rigor and clinical accuracy, you are a critical thinker and can explain and defend the reasoning behind your conclusions. You're collaborative and deeply responsible.  
 
The ideal candidate will be a genetics professional with training and experience in clinical genetic testing. Responsibilities include literature and variant review and curation to support accurate variant classification in a high-volume, population health framework. In this position, you will also work closely with medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and  clinical lab and bioinformatics scientists. As a team, our aim is to improve health through innovative ways of making quality genetic services more accessible and affordable. 
 
Color’s innovations in software, processes, and sequencing are lowering prices and providing greater access to genetic testing. The information learned from genetic testing allows for earlier detection of cancer and cardiovascular disease, data-driven and risk reduction, and medication management. Be part of the team that has a tangible impact and helps make this happen.

*(remote position may be considered for highly qualified candidates)
 
Requirements
●      Deep understanding of clinical genetic diagnosis, human genetics, and biology.
●      Familiarity with NGS clinical testing, databases, tools, and resources commonly used in interpretation of genomic data.
●      Experience with genetic variant curation and/or sequence variant classification based on the ACMG guidelines is highly desired.
●      Experience on literature curation as part of the process of interpreting clinical results and/or clinical variant classification/interpretation.
●      Ability to critically analyze medical and scientific literature with outstanding attention to details.
●      A degree in Human Genetics, Molecular Genetics, or appropriately-related field is required.
●      Experience working as part of a clinical laboratory is a plus.
 
Benefits
●      Work with top people in the industry.
●      Big impact on people's lives at a massive scale.
●      Drive innovation in the junction between software and genetics.
●      Help change the business and product approach in healthcare.

Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.