Amazon zeroing in on genomics

Amazon is adding leadership to its health industry team focused on genomics.

The company posted a job description Aug. 2 for a genomics account executive within the health industry team. Responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships, monitoring projects and forwarding the company's business objectives. The leader will work alongside AWS senior leadership and coordinate executive business reviews as well as focus on customer satisfaction.

AWS has worked with healthcare and life sciences companies for more than a decade to translate raw sequencing data into actionable insights for clinicians and researchers. AWS cloud has secure storage for genomic data and can integrate the data into multimodal data sets.

Ancestry, AstraZeneca, Illumina, Nationwide Children's Hospital and more use AWS's genomic data capabilities. AWS also has a partnership with the National Institutes of Health to host the Sequence Read Archive, a large repository of raw next generation sequencing data.

Last november, Amazon launched Amazon Omics to store, query and analyze genomic and biological data at scale. Omics can import and normalize petabytes of data for analysis, according to the company's website, and has tools for accelerating scientific discoveries.

Amazon is looking for someone with more than 10 years of experience executing business deals and developing strategies to influence leadership decisions. An advanced degree in computer science, engineering, healthcare or life sciences is also helpful.

Base pay for the genomics account executive role ranges from $136,000 to $252,900 per year.

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