Genomic Data Scientist Lead

Full time

Employment Information

Job Summary

Develops and applies novel scientific data and analytical tools for extracting value and meaning from genomic and phenomic data. These tools and extracted data serve as core resources for research and translational clinical work across the health system. Responsible for the scientific nature and direction of bioinformatics research individually and as part of a team. Responsible for the relevant scientific content of grant applications and manuscripts. Writes software as part of a team using modern software development lifecycle best practices. Works to enhance the value of both new and existing genomic data assets. Provides support as a consultant, collaborator, or mentor to other scientists, software and data engineers, industry partners, physicians and investigators.

Job Duties

  • Provides technical and intellectual leadership in genomic data science.
  • Collaborates with the Genomic Software Engineering and Scientific Data Engineering teams to extract value and meaning from genomic and phenomic data sets by developing or implementing novel software and analytical methods.
  • Serves as a core resource providing data science expertise to collaborators across the health system.
  • Creates and shares centralized documentation and resources describing scientific data assets and related tools and processes.
  • Collaborates with clinical stakeholders and the enterprise informatics team to prioritize, translate, and integrate novel scientific data work into clinical care.
  • Supports industry partnerships for research, clinical trials, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Identifies research questions, formulates hypotheses, plans and conducts investigations, analyzes data and draws conclusions.
  • Collaborates with other investigators in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology, quantitative genomics, and clinical genomic data interpretation.
  • Develops software and performs data analyses to fulfill the above duties following modern software development lifecycle best practices.
  • Collaborates on applications for external funding and assists in the completion of the objectives of funded external grants.
  • Serves as a resource for bioinformatics expertise and advises other scientists in research matters related to bioinformatics.
  • Prepares completed work for publication.
  • Presents research results in both formal and informal seminars internal and external audiences at national and international meetings and academic institutions.
  • Participates in training of investigators, clinical associates, residents, fellows and students in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.
  • Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

  • Python or a similar analytical software language
  • Genomic data and analytical tools, particularly NGS data
  • Statistical analysis methods suitable for genomics research
  • SQL queries
  • Applied machine learning, natural language processing, or similar analytical techniques
  • Human clinical genetics
  • Peer-reviewed publication of related works as a first or senior author
  • Experience with modern software development practices preferred *Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and degree obtained (PhD = 4 years).


  • Master’s Degree-Related Field of Study (Required), Doctoral Degree-Related Field of Study (Preferred)


  • Minimum of 3 years-Leadership (Required), Minimum of 7 years-Relevant experience* (Required)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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