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We are hiring: Senior Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (Array CGH)

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Senior Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (Array CGH)


Job Description

The successful candidates will join the Cytogenetics Lab at CGC Genetics (at Porto, Portugal location) as a Senior Clinical Laboratory Geneticist and is expected to:

- Perform and oversee routine laboratory procedures accurately and efficiently while operating in accordance with CGC Genetics Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

- Analysis of array CGH results (preferably using Affymetrix platform)

- Classification of CNV variants

- Interpretation and reporting of array CGH results.

- Identify opportunities for workflow improvement and support its implementation

- Document and review laboratory quality procedures


Skills and Experience

- MSc or PhD in biology or related field required

- Experience in cytogenetics testing (minimum 5 years as senior cytogeneticist)

- Knowledge of prenatal tests and postnatal tests including methods, risks and limitations.

- Knowledge on interpretation of genetic laboratory findings, and classification of CNV variants, 

- Knowledge of common international nomenclature systems (ISCN) and and online resources (like OMIM, GeneReviews, ClinGen, etc).

- Reporting: preparing reports of results

- can produce a complete and adequate description of the tests; 

- can independently interpret the results of the test in the context of the diagnostic question and formulate a conclusion, if necessary with the help of additional techniques or after consulting the literature;

- Experience in troubleshoot instruments and assays as needed

- Strong (bio)informatics skills

- Ability to adapt to change and a rapid work pace

- Excellent interpersonal communication and team player attitude


To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter to, quoting the reference Senior Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (Array CGH) in the e-mail subject line.

Please, apply only if you meet the requirements above.