1+ months

Molecular Geneticist

Bethesda, MD 20814


We blend deep domain expertise in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management with advanced technologies to help Federal agencies solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to cultivate a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Molecular Geneticist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD


This position will work closely with a team including bioinformaticians, genetic counselors, biologists, immunologist, and infectious disease specialists on identifying, researching and interpreting sequencing variants and assessing their clinical relevance, establishing phenotype-genotype links, reviewing a large spectrum of genetic immune disorders, generating or reviewing and signing out clinical test reports and communicating with referring research teams. 

  • Perform work on the NIAID centralized sequencing initiative
  • Analyze and interpret genetic variants, assess their clinical relevance, help establish phenotype-genotype links, review a large spectrum of genetic immune disorders and related phenotypes, generate or review clinical test reports and communicate with referring research teams
  • Contribute to ongoing development and implementation of processes to protect sample and data integrity, processes for monitoring and managing analysis and interpretation work, and optimal reporting and data sharing plans
  • Participate in ongoing clinical quality control, making suggestions for how to best integrate and execute genetic services in NIAID
  • Establish productive consultations and collaborations with relevant experts
  • Oversee working group on challenging cases
  • Train new personnel, help streamline tasks and distribution of responsibilities among team members
  • Coordinate with the protocol team and assure that all procedures are being carried out per protocol
  • Contribute to the design, methodology, implementation, and regulatory review of protocols as assigned
  • Exercise advanced judgment as it pertains to sensitive genetic testing considerations, as well as strategic planning, time management and communication
  • Present formal presentations on this initiative and related projects at internal NIAID conferences and/or at national/international scholarly meetings
  • Serve as a liaison with genetics societies, other institutions, and other non-governmental agencies interested in immune diseases and/or genetics, as requested by supervisor
  • Contribute to evaluation of the potential impact of legislation, papers, reports, and other emerging issues on current and planned genetic activities and recommends appropriate action



  • M.D. or Ph.D. in a biomedical field is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in genetics.
  • Must be certified or eligible for certification by ABMG in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics.
  • Advanced judgment as it pertains to genetic testing consideration, as well as strategic planning, excellent time management and communication skills are critical.


Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Posted: 2020-07-30 Expires: 2020-10-08

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