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Quest Diagnostics

Genetics Director



Full Time


Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Genetics Director

- Remote Opportunity

Basic Purpose:

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. The Genetics Director is responsible for the review and release of clinical result reports from Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) and NGS-based panels. The genetics director will assist with regulatory tasks for the laboratory facility as needed. Additional tasks include assisting with the training and continuing education of the interpretation team as well as developing educational material for marketing purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews and releases result reports, ensuring a high standard of quality and timely processing.
  2. Informs the Director of all complaints concerning the validity of test results, turnaround times, and the like.
  3. Performs quality control for NGS data
  4. Assists with laboratory regulatory tasks as needed.
  5. Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.
  6. Active participation in continuing education series including journal club presentations, assay launch presentations, and complex variant discussions/presentations.
  7. Represents Blueprint Genetics at national and international conferences.
  8. Develops and presents educational content, such as webinars, for marketing purposes.
  9. Travel up to 25% of time

Supervision Exercised:
Assists with oversight of the laboratory (wet lab) facility and interpretation team including variant scientists.


  • Doctoral degree (MD, PhD) in medical specialty, or related science
  • ABMGG certification in good standing in clinical molecular genetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG).
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant experience in a CAP/CLIA laboratory
Physical and Mental Requirements:
  • 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.
Technical Training or Professional Licensing:
  • Preferred NY certificate of qualification or equivalent


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and in team-based setting
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of business, medical, and technical personnel.
  • Thorough knowledge of technical aspects of all tests performed and equipment utilized in the discipline for which he/she is responsible.
  • Ability to make sound decisions under stressful situations
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills

Apply Today

Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.