Job: Associate Director of Bioinformatics, PathGroup, Nashville TN
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SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Bioinformatics is responsible for providing technical and operational support to PathGroup's overall goals and business strategies related to bioinformatics. Conducts research using bioinformatics theory and methods. Manages and develops systems to create, interpret, store, visualize and report complex biological data in a reference laboratory context. Additional information about PathGroup, this position, and applying for it are available at our website. Principals only, please.



  • PhD in bioinformatics or related field with expertise in programming, molecular biology, and biostatistics is preferred. Candidates with extensive experience but without a terminal degree will also be considered.


  • Two years or more of post-graduate job-related experience with relevant bioinformatics methods and tools is required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Proven track record of maintaining a bioinformatics analysis service.
  • Project management experience including team management skills is preferred.


  • Support PathGroup’s mission, vision, goals and management decisions.
  • Support the reliable functioning of PathGroup’s bioinformatics infrastructure. Facilitate the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis of biological/clinical data. This responsibility is primarily focused on, but not limited to, next-generation sequencing (NGS) and array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH).
  • Monitor and support analysis pipelines; assist in genomic data analysis and presentation to scientific and medical staff.
  • Liaison with IT and other appropriate PathGroup departments to facilitate genomic information management and transfer.
  • Analyze and graphically present molecular testing data to identify meaningful and actionable trends within the organization and community practice(s).
  • Assist in the management of an enterprise genomic assay database that houses multiple laboratory data types (IHC, flow cytometry, FISH, PCR-based tests, NGS, aCGH, gene expression profiling) with linkage to patient outcome data, other clinical and anatomic pathologic data, and biorepository status.
  • Assist in creation and management of a clinically vetted and regularly updated internal or external genomic knowledge database of clinically significant genomic and epigenetic alterations (protein, DNA, RNA, gene expression, microRNA, methylation, etc) determined by appropriate peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assist in the development and testing of analytical tools that link genomic alterations to current knowledge base(s) for the purpose of creating laboratory reports. These reports support clinical decision-making and inform the selection of targeted therapy and/or clinical trials, altered clinical management, and other meaningful patient care decisions.
  • Provide statistical support for ongoing collaborative research activities internally and with strategic partners.
  • Accordingly, assist in abstract and manuscript preparation.
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