Data Scientist/UKHC

Job description

The genetic variant curation scientist will be responsible for the data analysis, review related medical literatures and public databases, assessment of the clinical significance of genetic variants found in the high complexity genetic tests performed in the Genomics Core Laboratory. The genetic variant curation scientist will work under the direction of laboratory directors to draft the interpretation of these variants. The candidate is also responsible for the maintenance and timely updating of the internal database. The Genomics Core Laboratory provides high complexity genomic testing throughout the UK healthcare enterprise including Children's Hospital, Markey Cancer Center and all other specialties.

Job Title
Data Scientist/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Genetic Variant Curation Scientist

Department Name
H3200:Laboratory Services

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position will work at a computer for extended periods of time with repetitive motion.


40 hours per week primarily on first shift.


Attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments are a must. Should be comfortable with utilizing computer software (MS Windows, Word, Excel).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience medical technology or related life science

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Do you have literature curation experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please choose the answer that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment experience in a genomic laboratory.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/1/2018
    Application Due: 11/15/2018
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