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Clinical Genomics Scientist

Springfield, Illinois | , Remote

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Location Springfield, IllinoisUS Job ID JR-026333

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand, synthesize, and coherently evaluate complex genetic information
  • Support clinical genomics team in evaluating relevance of genes to human disease 
  • Project based work supporting clinical genomics team which includes tasks such as researching gene/disease specific guidelines and preparation material to support clinical genomics test offerings
  • Liaison between sales team/customers and clinical reporting team to improve clinical testing offerings and reporting improvements
  • Prepare, edit, and finalize clinical documents, such as material for clinical reporting, abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Work with a team to ensure clinical documents accurately reflect the internal data and other information sources
  • Additional tasks as required


Ph.D. or M.Sc. (or M.D./D.O.) in genetics, genetic counseling, or a related field

Experience in a CLIA diagnostic laboratory, familiarity with next-generation sequencing, and/or knowledge of advanced methods of copy number detection is preferred, but not required.

  • Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines
  • Proven ability to critically read and interpret scientific literature 
  • Ability to synthesize and present complex information in brief but clear summary 
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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