R&D Scientist, GeneDx

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GeneDx’s success is due to our diverse and talented workforce. If you are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to contribute to the exciting field of molecular diagnosis for rare genetic diseases and prenatal diagnosis then GeneDX is the company for you.

Job Description


R&D Scientist

GeneDx, Inc

Gaithersburg, MD


GeneDx is rapidly growing CLIA-Certified diagnostic genetics laboratory. We provide cutting edge technologies for genetic molecular diagnostics and offer vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders.  Our primary mission is to make clinical testing available to people with rare genetic conditions and their families.  Because of our tremendous growth, we are in search a full time R & D Scientist.

GeneDx is recruiting for an R & D Scientist who will be part of the R&D team responsible for developing new technologies and molecular tests for mutation analysis in our CAP/CLIA-certified Clinical Sequencing Laboratories.


Responsibilities will include:


  • · Development, testing and evaluation of next generation sequencing technologies.
  • · Identify bottlenecks and potential solutions for streamlining testing procedures.
  • · Design high throughput and scalable next generation sequencing assays for fully automated clinical laboratories.
  • · Extensive hands-on use and troubleshooting of Illumina sequencing instruments.
  • · Analysis of next generation sequencing data and interpretation of results.



Key Skills:


  • · Fundamental understanding of molecular biology techniques and principles.
  • · Ability to multitask and prioritize laboratory and data analysis tasks.
  • · Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully complete projects.
  • · Ability to correlate next generation sequencing data with changes in the laboratory procedure.




• PhD in Mol Bio, Biochem, Genetics, or related field.

• Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques.

• Basic understanding of bioinformatics.

• Attention to detail and accuracy are critical

• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

How to Apply

To apply please send resume and cover letter to:  DDyke@GeneDx.com

About Our Organization

As a GeneDx employee you will become part of a company that has received national recognition and is a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits to include 17 days paid time off per year, participation in the company's group health insurance, life, disability, 401K retirement plans. 

To learn more about GeneDx please visit our website at: www.GeneDX.com.

GeneDx is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.