Job Opportunity: Human Geneticist, Human Longevity, San Diego, CA

Kate Stuart
June 29, 2015

Human Longevity, Inc. was formed to revolutionize medicine and prolong healthy life. Human Longevity, Inc. is constructing a robust sequencing operation to compile the most comprehensive and complete human genotype, microbiome, metabolome, proteome, and phenotype database available. As part of this process HLI is building one of the largest human genome sequencing centers in the world. While Human Longevity, Inc. is continuing to grow, we are looking for people who share our common goal and passion of changing healthcare and extending the healthy human lifespan.


Job Description

Human Longevity, Inc. is looking for a Human Geneticist to manage the medical reporting development effort with focus on actionable variants, report semantics, interaction with clients & validation. The Medical Geneticist will work on projects requiring in-depth knowledge of both Mendelian, de novo mutations, and complex trait genomics.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensures up-to-date knowledge on medical genetics.
  • Participates in the interest group of bioinformaticians and machine learning specialists to ensure state of the art annotation of the human genome.
  • Contributes research on very large numbers of human genomes.
  • She/he will be expected to establish state-of-the-art and actionable variant and clinical result interpretation and to interact with medical geneticists.


Minimum Qualifications (Must have)

  • MD or MD/PhD
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics-certified/eligible Human Geneticist.
  • Expertise acquired from working with NextGen sequencing data and expertise in genome-wide association studies.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with great attention to detail and record keeping in both lab notebook and electronic documentation.
  • 3-5 years direct exp in Human Genetics


Preferred Qualifications  

  • Data management expertise
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Background in computer sciences, and/or bioinformatics a plus
  • Experience with clinical studies, family studies.
  • Self-Starter
  • A record of scholarly contributions in clinical, translational or basic genetic research is preferred.
  • Able to work with data programmers, IT specialists, and research analysts


Working Conditions

  • Mixture of private offices, open space with cubicles, and wet-bench laboratory
  • Global environment with multiple sites, which may require work beyond standard business hours
  • Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift and transport at least 25 pounds

Send resume/CV to Bob Davis at

Human Longevity, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer   

DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities of an employee to this job.