Variant Curation Scientist

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Position description

As a member of our Variant Curation team you would work alongside other amazing genetic counselors and scientists to help analyze and interpret our patient data. You would hold an invaluable role in our organization and your work would directly impact the lives of thousands of patients. We offer the flexibility of working remotely or out of our corporate headquarters in South San Francisco.

What you'll do

  • Review medical literature and public databases
  • Interpret variant specific information and provide detailed summaries
  • Work closely with our laboratory directors to classify variant pathogenicity
  • Serve as gene experts by maintaining up-to-date gene resources
  • Manage curation centric projects
  • Work flexible hours, from a home-based remote office or at corporate HQ

About you

  • Hold a MS or PhD in Genetics or Genetic Counseling (or equivalent)
  • Detail-oriented and able to critically analyze and interpret medical genetics literature
  • Preferably have experience with GWAS, population genetics, NextGen sequencing and statistics
  • Preferably have a fundamental understanding of carcinogenesis and cellular pathways commonly involved in cancer, including the ability to analyze somatic mutations
  • Familiarity with the genomic testing market and reporting
  • Passionate about clinical genomics

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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