Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Associate Variant Specialist

US-UT-Salt Lake City
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-6718
Location Details
SLC, UT

Overview

We are seeking a full-time Associate Variant Specialist to join our Variant Specialist team. The successful individual will work in a multi-disciplinary environment and assist in the classification of genetic variants (mutations) related to hereditary cancer syndromes.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with other members of the variant team, Lab Directors, and Medical Services in the daily classification of patient genetic variants.
  • Construct and appraise family pedigrees for use in variant classification.
  • Communicate directly with providers and physicians to follow up on patient results and resolve specific queries.
  • Make recommendations to improve processes and contribute towards the evolution of Myriad’s classification program.

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. in the biological sciences, preferably Biology, Genetics/Molecular Biology or Biochemistry.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate with individuals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously on projects and solve problems as they arise.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Proficient with Windows, Word and Excel.
  • Experience in bioinformatics and/or programming is a plus, but not a requirement.

Physical and Mental Requirements of the job:

Repetitive Motion, Analyzing, Coordinating

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

About Our Company

Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.  Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.  Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives:  maintaining leadership in an expanding hereditary cancer market, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets.  For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.

 

Myriad is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran.

 

Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. We believe that diversity lends a regional, national, and global advantage to the clients we serve. Our workforce consists of dynamic individuals, with a range of backgrounds, talents, and skills.

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