Children's Mercy KC

Dir, Bioinformatics-Genome Center

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 year ago(7/27/2021 2:23 PM)
Posting Category
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Work Hours
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Julie Aust
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.




Overall responsibility for designing and delivering data analysis solutions to extract biological meaning from genomic data, including development of novel software applications, technology assessment and adoption, defining IT infrastructure, algorithm selection, budget management and collaborating with medical staff and research investigators. Serves as primary point of contact for bioinformatics analysis in support of clinical and research programs and sequencing lab operations. Provides direction, objectives, and evaluation of work performed by members of the Genome Center informatics and software development team. Responsible for laboratory validation studies and process definition as required by the College of American Pathologists and other regulatory agencies.


At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.



Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.



  • Provides leadership and direction for all aspects of the Genome Center cloud and software architecture, development, and support including development of bioinformatics methods and computational pipelines as needed. Provides conceptual and strategic plans for the development of necessary applications, interfaces, and databases to support Genome Center operations.. Works actively with clinical and research staff to define analytical and software development requirements.
  • Provides technical and analytical direction, objectives and evaluation of work performed by members of the Genome Center informatics and software development team.
  • Provides leadership and consulting services in all aspects of genome sequencing and computational data analysis, use of public genomic databases, data mining, machine learning, and standard statistical analysis of research data. Defines architecture, structure, and analysis of research data for Genome Center research projects.
  • Develop the Children?s Mercy Genome Center group into a recognized leader in the field of genomics capability and expertise associated with the research of pediatric medicine and disease.


  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 or more years experience accepted in lieu of a degree

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. Your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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