Nationwide Children's Hospital

IGM Director Clinical Laboratory- Research

Posted Date 3 months ago(2/22/2023 2:00 PM)
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We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Director  - 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 IGM clinical laboratory also serves as the testing reference laboratory for the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Wilms tumor, and Neuroblastoma disease disciplines within Children's Oncology Group (COG), performing molecular and cytogenetic analyses for clinical trial patients.  Furthermore, the laboratory plays an integral role in the Molecular Characterization Initiative, part of the National Cancer Institute’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, to provide advanced genomic testing to a pediatric and adolescent population with cancer.


The IGM clinical laboratory supports an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.  The mission of this fellowship is to develop post-doctoral clinicians and scholars in serving pediatric and adult populations through the provision of expert clinical laboratory care.  This mission directly aligns with the hospital and institutional strategic plan to integrate and grow genomic medicine across the enterprise. 


We emphasize collaborative interactions between clinicians, physician-scientists and basic science investigators to quickly transition cutting-edge research results into advanced 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.


Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)



Research III

700 Children's Dr

Columbus, Ohio 43205

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  • 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



  • Board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics


  • 1-3+ years of Clinical Director experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of molecular biology and genomics 
  • Thorough knowledge of the laboratory regulatory environment (ideally including CAP,  CLIA, and NYSDOH) 
  • 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

Minimum Physical Requirement:

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




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