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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)

Watson Health - Genomics Consultant

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation) - Charlotte, NC

Job Description

The Genomics Consultant (GC) will provide leadership and support in the delivery of Watson Health solutions (Oncology, Genomics and Clinical Trial Matching) with specific focus on Genomics. He/she will engage with key client stakeholders and clinicians to advocate the use and generate adoption strategies for innovative informatics and technology insights in a healthcare setting (molecular diagnostic labs, hospital based pathology labs, academic research labs, medical device manufacturers e.g. NGS sequencers). The GC will ensure excellence in customer relationships by communicating needs from clinicians / bioinformaticians, pathologists to technology leads to deliver solutions aligned with client’s medical and organizational objectives. In addition, the GC use change management expertise to promote adoption of Watson for Genomics Solutions. He/she will support compliance with accrediting and certifying bodies and federal, state and local agencies. The GC will collaborate with other members of the Delivery Team as well as the Go-To-Market Teams, Offering Management and Product Development Teams.

This GC has responsibilities in three overarching areas;

Provide Clinical Expertise:

Engage clients to create deep understanding of Watson Health Solutions functionality

Guide delivery teams to ensure clinically relevant approach to client engagements

Analyze client organization’s processes and workflows to show how Watson technology will positively impact patient care

Execute Change Management Strategy in Implementation Projects:

Understand organizational structure, manage governance and obtain executive and clinical support for the Watson Health Solution Implementation

Lead change management activities from project initiation to post go live optimization to assure adoption

Facilitate opportunities of collaborations by brokering trust and understanding among key health/healthcare stakeholders (e.g., academic medical centers, medical associations, non-governmental health agencies, etc.)

Engage External Market and IBM Network


Engage with key health/healthcare stakeholders (e.g., key opinion leaders, medical assoc., government, policy organizations, etc.) to inform and shape cognitive health marketplace and represent IBM Watson Health point of view.

Develop publication strategy (especially for top tier healthcare professional journals), including clinical trials/health services research strategy, to demonstrate clinical effectiveness, guide innovation, and support go-to-market efforts;

Collaborate with corporate citizenship organization to drive and execute on Watson Health mission for underserved, needy, global communities.


Engage clinical health professionals ( Watson Health) across IBM to foster a strong network and community and harness clinical expertise to individually and collectively fuel Watson Health/IBM Healthcare innovation

Help establish and communicate Watson Health mission and develop shared language within IBM network

Desired Traits:

Genomics / Geneticist with a contemporary background who understands major trends in genomics based cancer diagnosis, reporting requirements and clinical workflow

Strong business mindset and strategic/ innovative thinker related to the adoption of technology that improves healthcare workflow and outcomes

Change agent and adoption champion for implementing health care information technology, organizational or clinical initiatives

Strong leadership, team building and people skills

Leader, visionary, consensus builder, innovative, effective, ethical

Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Good understanding of computational healthcare solutions and informatics

Experience developing or studying scientific approaches to solving medical problems using technology

Good track record of peer reviewed publications and scientific meeting abstracts

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Ph.D (Molecular biology / Genetics, Bioinformatics), MD (Pathology / Human Genetics)

Experience in Genomics and clinical genetics analysis using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

At least 5 years experience in analyzing and reporting genomics based Cancer pathology.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

2 years experience in implementation of health care technology solution

2 years experience in business consultative role around use of technology and workflow redesign in a healthcare setting

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

6 days 16 hours ago

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)


Watson Health - Genomics Consultant International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation) - Charlotte, NC, United States


Location: Charlotte, NC

Company Profile:
International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting solutions for strategy and transformation, application innovation, enterprise applications, and smarter analytics; and application management, maintenance, and support services. International Business Machines Corporation’s Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; and information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data governance, data warehousing and analytics, business analytics and intelligence, and predictive analytics. This segment also provides Tivoli software for cloud and datacenter management, enterprise endpoint and mobile device management, asset and facilities management, storage management, and security systems; Rational software that supports software development; and Mobile Software for platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The company’s Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology, products, and packaging solutions. Its Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services for equipment. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.