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Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Job ID: 64595
  • Job Category: Technician/Technologists
  • Specialty Area: Technician/Technologists
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Variable
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 3400 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
Center for Personalized Diagnostics

Maintains and executes clinical data analysis pipelines for all types of next-generation sequencing datasets.
Applies knowledge and skills to perform all routine and complex data analysis for which competency has been established and authorization to perform has been granted.
Follows all lab post-analytical procedures covering data analysis and preliminary review.
Identifies issues/factors that adversely affect the pipeline performance and works hard to improve them.
Takes appropriate corrective action according to established procedures, when test system performance deviates from acceptable level. Documents all corrective actions taken. Immediately notifies Supervisor or Director if unable to resolve
test system problem. Ensures data is not reported until all corrective action has been taken and the pipeline is performing within specifications.
Maintains adequate data storage levels of the servers. Maintains the UPS’s.
Supports automation of pipeline and laboratory software.
Monitors and maintains the laboratory quality control indicators to conform to all accreditation agencies.
Assists the supervisor in specified activities that ensure laboratory compliance with all accreditation agencies.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, polices, and procedures.
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree Bioinformatics, Computer Science,
Biology or a related field, required.  And 1+ years working knowledge of data storage and analytics as it relates to next generation sequencing, required.
Master's Degree, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biology or a related field , preferred.

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.  

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