The Department of Genetics seeks highly motivated candidates for a fellowship in cutting-edge human genomics. The focus of this fellowship training is clinical application of high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing technologies and molecular cytogenetics for medical diagnosis. Integrated training in hereditary disease and somatic tumor testing will include rotations in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as well as clinical rotations in cancer genetics and clinical genetics. Elements of this fellowship include:
Medical interpretation of cytogenetic, whole-exome, and whole-genome sequence data including use of human-genetics databases, reviewing medical literature to identify and summarize evidence of pathogenicity for genetic variants, and becoming familiar with medical standards of care in reporting genetic tests to health care providers and patients
Training in operation of a clinical laboratory in the context of quality control standards set by regulatory agencies (such as a CLIA)
Independent development of new wet-lab or bioinformatic technologies for applications such as clinical use of RNAseq, long-read genomic sequencing, and epigenetic analysis.
Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD degree in genetics or bioinformatics with experience in human genetics. Clear, concise written and oral communication with a multidisciplinary team will be an essential part of this job. Successful candidates should have keen organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently to complete projects within assigned deadlines. Satisfactory completion of this fellowship leads to board eligibility in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.