Regularly verifies staff training and competency according to the laboratory regulations
Maintains laboratory compliance according to CAP, NY, CLIA regulations
Performs test cost analysis and FTE forecasting
Technical functions (50%):
Compiles, evaluates and analyzes data
Describes the biological function of gene products, the effects of genomic variants and the association with disease, using clinical vocabularies, ontologies and established guidelines
Provides accurate classification on genetic variants associated with human diseases based on guidelines
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge of variant detection, molecular mechanisms of disease, functional assays and computational analysis
Knowledge of genomic variation and its relationship to human disease
Technical expertise in clinical medicine, genetics, genomics or molecular biology
Experience with data quality assessment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of literature curation methodologies
Proficiency in communicating an understanding of genetics details
Experience in the application of ontologies for medical/biological annotation
Knowledge of principles and practices of data analysis as applied to experimental results
An understanding of bioinformatics analysis to identify variants within genomic data sets, and variant effect prediction algorithms desired
Experience in use of Perl or Python desired
Experience with structural biology desired
The ability to create scripts and process data desired
PhD in genetics, molecular biology or an equivalent. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
Required: Two years of relevant experience.
Preferred: MB (ASCP)
Analytical--Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills--Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Interpersonal Skills--Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication--Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication--Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Delegation--Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
Managing People--Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; approachable; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Leadership--Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Diversity--Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics--Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support--Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism--Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality--Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Frequently required to sit
Frequently required to stand
Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Frequently required to talk or hear
Frequently required utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use keyboard
Occasionally exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
Internal Number: CLINI01020
About Baylor Genetics
When you join the Baylor Genetics team, you’re becoming a part of the innovators, risk-takers, and history makers committed to changing the future of genetic testing. For more than 40 years, Baylor Genetics has continued to lead the genetics industry with its full spectrum of genetic tests designed to provide clinically relevant solutions.
At the core of our DNA, we share a common driving force: our patients. When you join our diverse team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in genetics. Whether you have an interest in laboratory operations or business administration, we work together to deliver top-notch care and service to our physicians and patients.