Intermountain Healthcare Scientific Project Coordinator and Technical Support Specialist – Translational Science Center - Dixie Regional Hospital - Full time in St George, Utah

Job ID:223244
Greater St. George & Cedar City area

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Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

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About Intermountain Healthcare

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve theextraordinary together .

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible. Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

About Intermountain Precision Genomics

Working at the forefront of medical science and technology, Intermountain Precision Genomics , based in St George, UT, leverages the power of next-generation sequencing and state-of-the-art genomic techniques in translational research and clinical testing to enable precision medicine in cancer and other diseases.

We are a team of scientists, physicians and technicians working under visionary leadership and fueled by a passion to deliver on the promise of personalized treatments to improve patient’s lives.

We are hiring motivated individuals looking for an engaging, dynamic work environment. Ideal candidates believe they can make a difference with their talents and expertise, working collaboratively in our team to push the boundaries of medical science.

Our group is located in St. George, UT. A beautiful community nested in the red Sandstone Mountains of southern Utah. The gateway to some of the best National Parks in the country, with affordable cost of leaving, mild winters and proximity to Las Vegas as well as winter sports.

Position Purpose

Intermountain Precision Genomics has set up a high throughput next-generation DNA Sequencing facility to conduct translation genomics research. The lab is powered by Illumina NovaSeq 6000 instruments to sequence thousands of whole genomes annually from internal and external projects.

We are looking for an experienced project coordinator with background in NGS to play a critical role such unique operation, working closely with the director of Translation Science and research. The position will oversee and coordinate scientific projects coming through our facility and work closely with investigators inside and outside Intermountain Healthcare.

Job Description

This position supports Intermountain Precision Genomics efforts in both translational science and clinical test development.

Essential Job Duties

  • 1. Responsible for day-to-day project management of scientific collaborations (i.e.: communicate and coordinate between lab, clinical departments and/or external partners). Reports progress to lead Principal Investigators as requested.
  • 2. Responsible for tracking lab related inquiries, projects, action items, and deadlines, and organizing all supporting information.
  • 3. Helps ensure consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle.
  • 4. Coordinates clinical budget and related pricing strategy services for the purpose of executing a clinical tria, research project or ancillary services agreements.
  • 5. Coordinates with lab manager to plan incoming projects and timelines for sample preparation and sequencing.
  • 6. Reviews sequencing data and QC statistics.
  • 7. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
  • 8. Coordinates troubleshooting of sample preparation, sequencing, and data analysis with the laboratory and bioinformatics teams.
  • 9. Coordinates the activities of functional groups that comprise the clinical department team for the product including, but not limited to: clinical monitoring, data management, statistics, medical writing, medical monitoring, and safety to ensure proper conduct and timely completion of all projects.
  • 10. Develops project education and training programs. Responsible to oversee training research personnel in research-related Protocols / data collection, compliance, and all regulatory requirements.
  • 11. Leads and/or consults independently or on a team with personnel related to intervention implementation and problem-solving techniques.
  • 12. Investigative responsibilities: Assists Principle Investigators with research study design decisions, including experimental design, sample selection, and implementation issues to maximize research effectiveness and integrity. Authors/Co-authors scientific abstracts, manuscripts, posters, and publications.
  • 13. Provides support to physicians investigators (internal and external) interpreting results from genomics projects, consulting on next steps, follow-up studies and publications to close the look on the research initiatives.

Posting Specifics

  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Benefits Eligible

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Five years of professional experience in research and clinical settings (coordination and training).
  • Five years of research experience in a role requiring demonstrated success in sponsored project management (technical and operational) and with managing test development or publication projects.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing skills.
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet, e-mail, and scheduling applications.
  • Experience in a role requiring effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
  • May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.

Preferred Requirements

  • PhD in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related field of study.
  • Formal project management training or certification.
  • Understanding of next-generation sequencing technology and applications, especially in human genomics including project involving human whole genome sequencing, exome and RNASeq.
  • Experience helping to interpret results from bioinformatic analysis of DNA and RNA sequenced data.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. 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.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 40

Primary Work Location Dixie Regional MC

Expertise Research / Specialty Services / Education

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-St George