• Genomics Platform Lead

    Location US-WA-Gig Harbor | US-CA-Aliso Viejo
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 7:01 PM)
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    US-CA-Aliso Viejo
  • Summary

    *This postion will be located in Gig Harbor WA or Aliso Viejo, CA.    



    Metagenics is seeking a Genomics Platform Lead to join our team! In this role, you will guide the development of personalized medicine and Nutrigenetics (NGX) tools within Metagenics. This role encompasses data analysis of internal data sets in addition to evaluation of external data sources and publications to refine NGX recommendations. An additional focus will be to evaluate application of AI to treatment response. You will work cross-functionally with clinical development, IT, nutrition science and commercial team across multiple locations in a highly collaborative environment. This role will require effective project coordination and communication skills. If y have strong analytic skills and are interested in working at the interface of data analysis and impacting clinical practice this could be the job for you.


    Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 



    Project Planning and Management

    • Lead the development of clinician-focused personalized medicine tools and Nutrigenetics (NGX) platform within Metagenics
    • Create a data analysis pipeline for integrating genetic information with clinical biomarker and treatment response data, and conduct this data analysis
    • Critically evaluate available NGX literature
    • Lead discussions with clinical and academic experts to refine strategy and program plans
    • Evaluate use of machine learning approaches for clinical tool development
    • Represent research findings to leadership and project teams
    • Professionally represents the organization in collaborations, partnership discussions and external conferences
    • Develop key messages around the nature of genetic association data and need for context (biomarkers). Outline foundational education information on genetics, NGX, advancements and limitations
    • Evaluate and create a set of currently accepted NGX, pharmacogenetic and GWAS risk association data
    • Establish/maintain professional relationships with prominent NGX organizations

    You'll Love this Job if: 


    • A strong communicator and collaborator and work effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top execs
    • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem solving skills are unparalleled
    • You always maintain a friendly disposition — even (and especially) under pressure
    • Quick on your feet!  When problems arise, you reliably produce responses and solution

    Experience / Training / Education


    • PhD in a relevant quantitative subject (e.g. Genetics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Nutrigenomics)
    • S. in Life Science with minimum 10 years of relevant analytical experience and distinguished publication record.
    • Demonstrable statistical skills with experience analyzing human genetic information including relevant QC and integration of genetic data with clinical biomarkers
    • Ability to critically evaluate genetic association and nutrigenetics studies
    • Clear communicator with experience presenting ideas and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences including lay audience
    • Ability to work well with others in a multidisciplinary environment


    Knowledge of


    • Human genetics and genomics
    • Human physiology
    • Biochemistry




    • Ability to independently define problems, collect data, establish facts, prioritize, and draw valid conclusions to accomplish goals
    • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of personality types
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to multitask and read small print
    • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, and problem solving skills
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn new things
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, and general public
    • Complex systems comprehension
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment



    • May be required to work overtime to complete work or projects
    • Travels by car and air on behalf of business
    • Meets all applicable safety requirements for the position and work environment
    • Completes other duties as assigned

    Physial Requirements/working conditions: 


    • Sits at a computer station, meeting table or work desk for more than two-thirds of each day
    • Stands and walks to other stations and departments throughout the day
    • Uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment most of the day
    • May stoop or crouch to access files or storage
    • Requires clear vision at 20 inches or less with or without corrective lenses
    • Hearing and speech within normal ranges and sufficient for clear communication face to face and especially via the telephone
    • Lifts up to 10 pounds regularly; lifts 25 pounds occasionally
    • Exposed to noise levels typical of office environments

    Mental and reasoning requirements: 


    • Uses critical thinking skills to work with documents and spreadsheets and interpret information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to review complex documents like contracts and leases. Able to review quantitative and qualitative work and identify questionable items
    • Expert problem-solving and data-analysis skills
    • Able to set goals based on available information and to plan work in order to meet deadlines
    • Able to formulate appropriate responses to requests for data, services and information from internal or external customers with a wide range of personalities and demeanors
    • Able to project likely future occurrences based on current or historical data
    • Able to work independently and react quickly to changing priorities with a consistent sense of urgency


    Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.




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