Scientist, Genomic Variant Confirmation, Flex-Based in Seattle, WA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

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Job Description

Blueprint Genetics – Scientist - Genomic Variant Confirmation in Seattle, WA at Quest Diagnostics (Flex-Based)

Blueprint Genetics is a leading clinical genetic testing company aspiring to bring world-class genetic knowledge to mainstream healthcare. To support our rapid growth, we are looking for a Genetics Director to join our team in Seattle.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide world-class genetic diagnostics and clinical interpretation for rare inherited diseases in 14 medical specialties. Our promise is to provide clinicians and their patients with comprehensive and high-quality tools and resources for diagnosis of genetic conditions. In doing so, we provide possibilities for targeted treatment and individualized care for patients.

Job Description

The Scientist, Genomic Variant Confirmation will play a key role in clinical operations at Blueprint Genetics. The incumbent will join a US-based laboratory team, where they will be responsible for the planning, design, and execution of experimental and analytical methods for resolving complex clinical cases. The Senior Scientist, Genomic Variant Confirmation will also assist with the implementation of new methods and instruments for production use. This position requires frequent communication with Laboratory Directors, Genetic Directors, Laboratory Staff, and Genetic Counselors regarding experiment design and data interpretation.

The Senior Scientist, Genomic Variant Confirmation can work remotely with occasional onsite work at our Seattle, WA location. Candidate must be local to the Seattle, WA area or willing to locate. 

Key responsibilities

•         Develops custom experimental and analytical methods for the analysis of complex clinical cases.

•         Analyzes and communicates experimental results in a clear and detail-oriented manner.

•         Performs tasks ensuring a high standard of quality and timely processing.

•         Participates in clinical assay validations, as well as preparation and review of QMS documentation.

•         Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.

•         Recognizes and reports non-conformities in clinical testing.

•         Assists with implementation of new methods and instrumentation for production.

•         Supports group projects through tasks including but not limited to gathering and/or interpreting data to be published or presented at a national conference; assisting with process improvement projects; or supporting new test development efforts.

•         Recognizes and resolves abnormal, unusual or unexpected results; appropriately identifies issues that require further action by the Manager or Director.

•         Actively participates in continuing education series including journal club presentations, assay launch presentations, and complex variant discussions/presentations.

What we expect from you

We are looking for a person with a patient-first mindset, who is truly motivated to find answers for individuals affected by inherited diseases. You are able to deliver high-quality results independently, and taking responsibility comes naturally to you. At the same time, you are a team player with an eagerness to work towards a common goal. You are enthusiastic about keeping up with the most recent scientific findings and developing your expertise. You work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced environment and you adjust effortlessly to evolving situations. 


  • Ph.D. with thesis (or equivalent); MS (or equivalent) with clinical experience and significant demonstration of capabilities and collaboration.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience in a CAP/CLIA laboratory
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and curate pertinent data findings in a clear and detail-oriented manner

What we offer

At Blueprint Genetics you will work with dedicated and innovative colleagues and experts with versatile backgrounds, whilst having an opportunity to support industry-changing solutions at the forefront of health and life sciences. We offer you generous health, dental, and vision insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan and paid time off, company paid holidays, and 1 floating holiday. You will join an open, global and collaborative work environment where you can learn and grow together with the company.

Blueprint Genetics is a Quest Diagnostics company. Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.

To Apply

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Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.