Nationwide Children's Hospital

IGM - Senior Clinical Director- PPAC

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/22/2020 1:05 PM)
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Full time Exempt: Main Campus


We are seeking a Senior Director of the Clinical Laboratory - The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital combines diagnostics, research genomics and clinical genetics professionals into an aligned center focused on integrating genomics into patient care. The IGM Clinical Laboratory performs integrated clinical genomic, molecular, microarray, FISH and cytogenetic analyses to diagnose a broad range of inherited diseases and cancer.


The laboratory also serves as a centralized clinical testing laboratory for the Children’s Oncology Group leukemia, Wilms tumor, medulloblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma studies. IGM collaborates with researchers and pathologists to discover and translate new molecular markers into robust clinical assays.


We emphasize collaborative interactions between clinicians, physician-scientists and basic science investigators to quickly transition cutting-edge research results into cutting-edge diagnostics using state-of-the-art technology platforms. With world-renowned experts at the helm, we are moving genome based testing into the mainstream of pediatric diagnosis and treatment by offering comprehensive next-generation sequencing for constitutional disorders and cancer diagnoses, making results accessible and meaningful for physicians and families.

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud


  • Interpretation and review of data, including report writing and sign out of molecular and cytogenetic cases
  • Implementation and development of robust constitutional and somatic assays encompassing varying methodologies (array, NGS, cytogenetics, molecular)
  • Contribution to laboratory quality management including assay validation, proficiency testing, assistance with regulatory inspections, development of standardized procedures
  • Liaison to clinicians and translational researchers in support of genomic testing across clinical care and translational studies
  • Education of fellows, residents, graduate students, faculty and staff


What Are We Looking For?

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics with 10+ years of experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of molecular biology and genomics 
  • Thorough knowledge of the laboratory regulatory environment (including CAP and CLIA) 
  • Expertise in cancer genomics, laboratory automation, and/or clinical bioinformatics strongly desired 
  • Experience with next generation sequencing (including analysis, variant interpretation, assay design, quality control and troubleshooting) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership to laboratory staff, and exemplary service to laboratory customers both internal and external to the hospital 
  • Ability to collaboratively engage in a team-science environment to enhance the clinical and academic mission of the Institute
  • Excellent written and verbal communication


Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
  • Benefits eligible from day 1 of employment


Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting Constantly (67-100%)
  • Talking on phone/in person constantly (67-100%)
  • Typing on a keyboard occasionally (0-33%)
  • Standing/walking occasionally (0-33%)

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.





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