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Primary Analyst

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Primary Analyst plays an independent role in the analysis of clinical DNA specimens for the purpose of diagnosing genetic disease, using manual
and automated methods in a team environment, following established policies and procedures in a professional manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learns and consistently follows the approved standard operating procedures for performing data analysis and case
    management, communicating with technical and clinical staff, and record-keeping.
  • Always is able to document that proficiency testing is performed in the same manner as patient testing.
  • Meets or exceeds target workload with high accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Specific tasks for this job in this section may include the following:
    • Case Analysis – Efficiently analyzes all data (ABI, NG, Exome, Exon Array, MLPA, qPCR, Genome Array, etc.) and completes all primary analysis related steps according to standard procedures. Performs at a consistent level of analysis by completing a reasonable number of analysis steps with minimal errors. Reliably identifies variants meeting confirmation criteria and sends them for confirmation using appropriate methods, as applicable.
    • Aims to identify novel situations and seek prompt and appropriate advice on how to proceed. Makes sure all relevant aspects of a case are complete and either sends them to review or logs them out, as appropriate. Documents all errors and non-conforming events.
    • Contributes to ongoing process improvement.
    • Case Management – With supervisor oversight, prioritizes case analysis and all related aspects in order to move cases through primary analysis as seamlessly as possible. Interacts with the lab, reviewers, and other staff effectively.
    • Contributes to ongoing process improvement.
    • Development – Assists R&D, TT&V and Clinical departments in new test development as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience
The employee must have a degree in a medical technology, chemistry, biology, or related life science field, and meet CLIA and New
York State personnel standards criteria.
Bachelor of Science degree, 2 years of relevant work experience in a molecular technology or comparable skills and knowledge is preferred; Master of Science degree, relevant experience in coursework or degree related activities are preferred.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Budgeted pay range: $50K - $60K

Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$50,000$60,000 USD


Science - Minded, Patient - Focused.

At GeneDx, we create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science. With over 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, and pioneering work in the identification of new disease-causing genes, our commitment to genetic disease detection, discovery, and diagnosis is based on sound science and is focused on enhancing patient care.

Experts in what matters most.

With hundreds of genetic counselors, MD/PhD scientists, and clinical and molecular genomics specialists on staff, we are the industry’s genetic testing experts and proud of it. We share the same goal as healthcare providers, patients, and families: to provide clear, accurate, and meaningful answers we all can trust.


From sequencing to reporting and beyond, our technical and clinical experts are providing guidance every step of the way:


  • High-quality testing: Our laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited and most of our tests are also New York State approved.
  • Advanced detection: By interrogating genes for complex variants, we can identify the underlying causes of conditions that may otherwise be missed.


  • Thorough analysis: We classify variants according to our custom adaptation of the most recent guidelines. We then leverage our rich internal database for additional interpretation evidence.
  • Customized care: Our experts review all test results and write reports in a clear, concise, and personalized way. We also include information for research studies in specific clinical situations.
  • Impactful discovery: Our researchers continue working to find answers even after testing is complete. Through both internal research efforts and global collaborations, we have identified and published hundreds of new disease-gene relationships and developed novel tools for genomic data analysis. These efforts ultimately deliver more diagnostic findings to individuals.

Learn more About Us here.


Essential on-site and customer facing employees may be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. Medical or religious exemptions considered.

Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary benefits

GeneDx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All privacy policy information can be found here.