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At Geisinger, we have deep and growing data resources and a commitment to change healthcare, for our community and for each patient.

For us, precision health isn’t just a goal – it’s a north star imperative. 

We are a team dedicated to making an impact on the lives of our patients and patients everywhere.  We are geneticists, genome scientists, engineers, informatics specialists, clinical laboratory leaders, genetic counselors, and other health professionals. We draw on talent from throughout the Geisinger network of research and clinical sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Our inspiration and sense of urgency comes from our patients.

We choose to make a difference.

kelly barrett geisinger national

“Academic ideas and rigor, with a start-up mentality. I love it!”

Kelly Schiabor Barrett
Genomics & Data Analytics
Geisinger National

Stacy joseph

“I'm thrilled to be part of such an accomplished, passionate team that focuses every day on implementation and impact. Geisinger patients will benefit and, with a national network of partners, so can everyone.”

Stacy Joseph
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
Geisinger National 

Join our team

Bioinformatics Genomic Data Analyst II

As part of a major expansion of its innovative and patient-centered programs in genomics and precision health, Geisinger has launched a new national initiative, based in the Washington, DC area. Geisinger National Precision Health is accelerating implementation in genomics and data science and will develop novel partnerships to broaden Geisinger’s impact in precision health at the national level.

To help us turn this vision into a reality, we are looking for engaged and creative bioinformatics and genomics data analysts to join our team. An ideal applicant is someone with a strong academic and research background in genomics who seeks to apply his or her knowledge and experience to real-world applications in healthcare.

Responsibilities:

  • Work dynamically with team members at Geisinger National in both research and clinical healthcare space, understanding the unique demands of each.
  • Manage the Geisinger National analytical NGS research pipeline from raw sequencing data to genotypes, as well as iterative enhancements to each piece of the sequence analysis workflow (i.e. read alignment, variant calling and annotation, interpretation).
  • Work with colleagues to design custom computational and statistical analysis strategies for their research questions, using available resource packages and custom scripting.
  • Help create and manage a very large and scalable database for storage and access to industry-standard NGS analysis data outputs. Work with members of Geisinger’s phenomics core to integrate genomics datatypes with Electronic Health Record data.
  • Leverage awareness of recent literature and tech developments in bioinformatics and genomics and implement new technological advancements as necessary.

Technical requirements:

  • PhD (preferred) or Master’s degree in genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or closely related field required. Minimum of one-year research experience in human genetics and/or healthcare. In lieu of one-year full time experience, internship and project work can be recognized.
  • Programming experience using scripting languages, such as Python, and statistical tools, such as R, as well as fluency with Linux shell scripting and high-performance computing environments.
  • Familiarity with publically available human genomic resources (NCBI, Ensembl, ClinVar, UCSC, open-source resources, etc.).
  • Significant experience in hands-on analysis of next-generation sequencing data.Scientific proficiency, creativity, and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others in a small team environment.

Applicants should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae as a single PDF file c/o skjoseph@geisinger.edu or apply online at geisinger.org/careers and reference Job Requisition #49771.


Early Career Investigator

As part of a major expansion of its innovative and patient-centered programs in genomics and precision health, Geisinger has launched a new national initiative, based in the Washington, DC area. Under the leadership of Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., Geisinger National Precision Health will accelerate implementation in genomics and data science and develop novel national partnerships to broaden Geisinger’s impact in precision health.
 
To spearhead this effort, Geisinger National seeks candidates for multiple early career faculty positions to develop and extend programs of collaborative research that build upon and leverage the extensive data-rich resources of the MyCode Community Health Initiative. Successful candidates will have experience in the development and application of analytical approaches in relevant fields such as genomics, computational biology, and clinical or bioinformatics, as well as a demonstrated commitment to creative and mission-oriented multidisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to collaborate with other investigators throughout the Geisinger network of research and clinical sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.
 
Early career candidates will have received an advanced degree, such as Ph.D., M.D., or Masters in Genetic Counseling, within the past five years, with a history of creative and entrepreneurial experiences, a record of contributions in emerging areas of science, technology, and implementation, and a commitment to a career with national impact. Geisinger Precision Health Early Career Investigators will receive an initial three-year appointment and will be eligible for a faculty appointment at an appropriate level. Investigators will be based at Geisinger National headquarters in North Bethesda, MD.
 
Informal inquiries can be addressed to hfwillard@geisinger.edu. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests as a single PDF file c/o gblowry@geisinger.edu or apply online at www.geisinger.org/careers. Letters of reference should not be sent at this time but will be sought during the evaluation process. Review of applications will begin in April 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.