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Requisition Number 17-0575
Post Date 6/14/2017
Title Clinical Variant Scientist
FLSA Status Exempt
Position Type Laboratory
Work Hours 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Work Schedule Monday - Friday (40 hrs/wk)
Department Genomics - 394
City Salt Lake City
State UT

Clinical Variant Scientist is responsible for assessing the clinical significance of genomic variants identified in patient samples obtained from Next Generation and Sanger sequencing data, and composes drafts of the test interpretations. Duties include literature curation, interpreting sequence variants in the context of cancer biology/heritable disorders, and generating reports which summarize genomic data in the context of clinical care. This position requires that roughly 90% of time is spent on analysis of clinical cases and 10% of time spent on other duties. This position demands high caliber, attentive to detail, and focused individuals. This is a dynamic position that requires the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a biological science or other relevant technical or clinical field
  • Experience interpreting sequence variants
  • Experience in critically reviewing scientific and/or medical literature

Physical and other requirements:

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Communicate: Frequently and effectively communicates with others.
  • PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
  • Authorized to Work: Must be a citizen of the United States or authorized to work in the United States.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. 
  • English: Ability to speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
  • Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.
  • Color Vision: Perception of and ability to distinguish colors.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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