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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/4/2020

Reference Number: 000001329
Posted Date: 6/17/2020
Closing Date: 7/4/2020

Department: LTRI Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics, Advanced Molecular
Position: Genetic Data Analyst

POSITION TITLE  Genetic Data Analyst
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


The Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (AMD) at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), Sinai Health System, is a clinically certified laboratory that conducts molecular diagnostic testing for the Greater Toronto Area and the province of Ontario and serves as an international reference centre for molecular diagnostics.


The Genomic data analyst will be responsible for enrolling and obtaining consent forms from study participants, as well as interpreting and reporting results for exome and genome sequencing.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing various projects and writing manuscripts for publication. 


  • Work with local clinics to enroll and consent study participants for exome and genome sequencing
  • Responsible for  retrieving and sending out samples for research and clinical exome sequencing
  • Collaborate with Bioinformatician and use data sharing software platforms to analyze and interpret exome and genome sequencing results
  • Draft and issue reports for exome and genome sequencing results
  •  Project management – provide oversight of ongoing projects including exome sequencing and data sharing initiatives, e.g. facilitating meetings, planning workload and scheduling
  •  Liaise with internal and external health care providers to ensure continuity of care through counselling, testing, results and follow-up.
  •  Maintain confidential and accurate records and ensure completion of databases
  • Participate in the ongoing quality improvement activities to improve service and participate in professional development educational programs
  •  Opportunity to get involved in research activities related to this work including publication and grant applications


  • M.Sc.
  • Experience interpreting genomic variants based on current standards for variant interpretation and preparing reports
  • Familiarity with online software platforms for sharing and interpreting genomic data
  • Research experience, including experience obtaining informed consent, obtaining Research Ethics Board approval for study protocol and amendments, and maintaining accurate participant records, grant writing
  • Previous experience working in a research setting involving exome sequencing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work efficiently and effectively with other staff members

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until July 4, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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