Clinical Molecular Geneticist

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Updated: April 26, 2019
Job ID: 213350
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Molecular Geneticist to for the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the CHIRP. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience analyzing and interpreting genomic data to join our team in the advancement of genomics in DoD healthcare and research. Experienced, Board-certified, clinical molecular geneticists are encouraged to apply.



  • Collaborate with a team of scientists, bioinformaticians, genetic counselors, geneticists, and directors to refine clinical genomic variant interpretation analysis.
  • Review, interpret, and report participant results reliably, accurately, and with integrity.
  • Supervising and training junior laboratory staff and medical technical officers.
  • Recording and analyzing quality control data.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the profession.
  • Attending conferences and relevant training sessions.                                                                  
  • Completes other projects as needed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  These requirements imply that the individual possesses:

  1. Experience analyzing and interpreting clinical genomic data and next generation sequencing data.
  2. Experience with Microsoft Excel
  3. An understanding of the heterogeneity, variability, and natural history of molecular genetic disorders;
  4. A broad knowledge of evolving technology including CGH microarray and next generation DNA sequencing, and their application to genomic medicine, (1) basic molecular biology and genetics, (2) the application of molecular genetic
    techniques to the diagnosis of genetic diseases, and (3) the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and management of human genetic disorders;
  5. Diagnostic and interpretive skills in a wide range of clinical molecular genetics problems; and
  6. the ability to communicate molecular diagnostic laboratory results in the capacity of a consultant to medical genetics professionals and other clinicians.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ph.D. in related scientific discipline who can correctly perform and interpret molecular analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases, and who can act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of molecular genetic disorders. Board-certification in clinical molecular genetics is required.

Minimum Experience:  6-10 years related research experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Work involves long periods of standing.  

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Board certified in clinical molecular genetics

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Reports to the Clinical and Bioinformatics Core supervisors. 

Work Environment:  Clinical environment; may require working evenings and weekends.


HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.