Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine is a part of Partners HealthCare System. Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is one of the largest health care systems in the United States. The system is world-renowned for its contributions to the advancement of health care through patient care, research, teaching the next generation of physicians, and service to the community. The Partners HealthCare System comprises more than 10 acute care and specialty hospitals, a physicians network, home care, a managed care organization and many research facilities. We serve the health needs of the local community as well as those of patients from throughout the country and the world.
The mission of Partners Personalized Medicine is to utilize genetics and genomics to improve the care of patients through the promotion and implementation of personalized medicine in caring for patients throughout the Partners HealthCare System and in healthcare nationally and globally.
For position descriptions and to apply, please visit the Partners HealthCare Careers page and search by job ID or career title. We look forward to hearing from you!
Partners Personalized Medicine currently has these exciting positions open for qualified candidates:
Associate Applications Analyst
Partners Personalized Medicine is seeking an Associate Applications Analyst to work with the Information Technology (IT) team to develop and support a suite of applications in the biobanking and genetics field. To apply, search for Job ID #2254097.Read More...
The Partners Personalized Medicine Information Technology team develops and supports a suite of applications in the biobanking and genetics fields. Our IT infrastructure manages DNA sequencing, genotyping, microarrays, and genetic results management. The IT team plays a key role in keeping Partners Personalized Medicine at the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving genetics informatics landscape.
Partners Personalized Medicine is looking for a smart and committed individual who is excited to start a career in the field of healthcare IT. We are looking for someone who is in the early stages of his/her career and is eager to learn from a high-performing team. The Associate Applications Analyst will work with key stakeholders at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Partners HealthCare System to collect requirements and define detailed specifications. The Associate Applications Analyst will then work with internal developers and/or vendors to implement these specifications and ensure the smooth rollout of the resulting functionality.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with a Senior Analyst to plan, drive, and oversee functional projects at the PCPGM with responsibilities including:
- Serving as the analyst who works with end-users and stakeholders to problem-solve and define the required information infrastructure.
- Working with developers and vendors to ensure infrastructure being developed appropriately accounts for end-user needs and will fulfill its intended business purpose.
- Working with other team members to refine and deepen the project vision as additional information is learned.
- Performing system testing/quality assurance
- Working with and supporting end users once infrastructure is developed to ensure smooth adoption.
- Conducting user training as appropriate
- Managing post-implementation/on-going support
- Maintain appropriate documentation for individual projects and the initiative as a whole.
Perform other duties as assigned
- Outstanding analytical, writing and communication skills are required.
- Ability to handle ambiguity is required.
- B.S. or B.A. in related field required; masters preferred.
- Experience designing / implementing laboratory IT infrastructure (or in-lab use of such systems) preferred but not required.
- Experience supporting a sequencing operation preferred but not required.
We are a results focused group looking for a detail-oriented person with a good work ethic, strong communication skills, skilled in problem solving, and interested in participating in the role described above. We work in cutting edge areas and as a result a successful candidate must be comfortable operating in a highly dynamic and rapidly changing environment.Less
Partners Personalized Medicine is seeking a Genetic Counselor to serve as a liaison between the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and outside clinicians. To apply, search for Job ID #2252911.Read More...
Under supervision of and in close consultation with the Director of Genetic Counseling and Molecular Geneticists, serve as a liaison between the Partners Personalized Medicine Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) and outside clinicians. The successful candidate will interpret test results, draft reports and communicate test results to ordering physicians, referring to appropriate specialists for additional genetics services, when applicable. The Genetic Counselor will also assist with new test development, collaborate on publications, generate marketing materials, update documents and text for the website, and occasionally represent the LMM at conferences. There is the possible option to provide some direct patient genetic counseling services in hospital-affiliated clinics.
Principal duties and responsibilities
- Unique knowledge base
- Become an expert in the clinical information of certain disease areas
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the molecular aspects of human diseases
- Develop a knowledge of testing technologies used in the laboratory
- Teach other physicians/genetic counselors in the field about these concepts through a variety of communication styles (i.e. written, oral, visual)
- Patient reporting
- Design/maintain reporting templates
- Draft test interpretations
- QC results in terms of clinical implications as well as any discrepancies between the clinical and molecular findings.
- Novel Variant/Gene Assessments
- Research significance of variants
- Literature review
- Provide counseling services as needed
- Answer emails and phone calls regarding our testing services
- Communication and interpretation of test results
- Risk assessment
- Interact with clinicians and hospitals
- Develop close relationships with our clients to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction
- Act as an advocate for the needs and interests of physicians and patients in laboratory decisions
- Help address questions referred from the administrative staff
- Answer phone calls and emails regarding LMM, testing, and related issues
- Partners Personalized Medicine educational activities
- Provide education to lab staff about clinical genetics/genetic counseling as needed
- Participate in genetic or disease related conferences through representing Partners Personalized Medicine and the LMM or speaking on behalf of the laboratory to share our data or testing technologies
- Supervise genetic counseling students during observations/rotations
- Development and maintenance of the LMM website
- Write patient and physician information
- Update as necessary
Generate required forms (info sheet, consent, requisition, insurance approval letters)
M.S. from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Skills and abilities required:
- Meticulous organizational and managerial skills.
- Independence, initiative, creativity and problem-solving ability.
- Ability to interact effectively with large user base clinicians and patients.
- Desire to learn complex molecular genetics
Clinical molecular genetic diagnostic laboratory. Full time hours.Less
Molecular Diagnostic Technician, Senior
Partners Personalized Medicine is seeking a senior-level Molecular Diagnostic Technician to organize and perform clinical diagnostic testing in the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine. To apply, search for Job ID# 2246367.Read More...
The Senior Molecular Diagnostic Technician organizes and performs routine tests, while providing general direction and guidance to other lab technicians.
Job duties and responsibilities:
- Extract and quantify DNA from blood and other tissue samples.
- Perform gel electrophoresis and other techniques to analyze DNA and RNA products.
- Perform PCR and DNA sequencing reactions.
- Use robotics to perform repetitive laboratory techniques.
- Learn how to use new instruments and implement their use in new tests.
- Participate in lab meetings and generate ideas for improving efficiency and productivity in the lab’s operations.
- Manages and organizes laboratory projects.
- Create and update standard operating protocols.
- Follow existing protocols and regulations to QC equipment and reagents.
- Enter requisition information and other report related data into a computer system.
- Independently troubleshoot abnormal results with minimal oversight and feedback.
- Train technicians on existing platforms.
- Mentor entry-level technicians.
- Implement new infrastructures to the lab, including new technologies and platforms.
- Act as liaison with other laboratories and scientific cores.
- Give general technical guidance to other members of lab.
- Communicates basic lab needs to Lab Manager for both technical and administrative issues.
- Responsible for organizing and maintaining laboratory inventory.
- Serve as lab Fire Safety Officer and Chemical Safety Officer.
- Oversees the progress of clinical cases through the lab and troubleshoots difficult or atypical cases.
Participates in quality control/ quality assurance/ quality improvement programs including but not limited to: Proficiency testing, identifying and Improving assay problems, maintaining log of atypical cases, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics or related science field. Requires 4+ years of molecular laboratory experience. Masters degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, or related science field is a plus.Less