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OPPORTUNITIES

  • Academic

    Each faculty member of the NYGC leads a laboratory of post doctoral researchers, lab associates and scientific staff. They integrate their genomic expertise with the work that we are doing NYGC, working in collaborative research relationships both inside NYGC and with academic institutions. Our Faculty members hold joint appointments at our Institutional Founding Members while also managing their independent laboratories housed at the NYGC and conducting ground-breaking and collaborative genomic research.
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      Research Associate, Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      About the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

      The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) is dedicated to the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. CGND’s vision is to establish a center for applying state of the art genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics to the study of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.

      Position Description

      The CGND is looking for a well-organized, methodical, and highly motivated Research Associate. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic group that is investigating the interactions between motor neurons and glial cells in ALS pathology using hiPSC cell-based models combined with next generation sequencing and CRISPR technology. Our particular focus is to examine the transcriptional, translational, and functional impact of causative ALS mutations in a cell type specific manner. The individual will interface with the Director and key scientific staff to assume responsibility for hiPSC culture, differentiation, functional assays, and RNA harvesting for NGS. The Research Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary team working in a fast-paced environment.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Conduct, design, and troubleshoot experiments, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues;
      • CRISPR-based genome editing and transcriptional perturbations of causative ALS genes;
      • Differentiation of hiPSCs into motor neurons and glial cells;
      • Consult with scientific literature and other scientists as needed to better understand scientific experiments and problems, and propose solutions to emerging problems;
      • Perform routine biochemical and molecular biology techniques (PCR, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting, etc.);
      • Record and communicate findings accurately and professionally.

      Required Skills

      • BSc. or M.Sc. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or related field with at least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience;
      • Mammalian cell culture experience required:
      • Standard cell culture support, including maintaining, freezing, and plating of cell lines;
      • Experience with the culture and/or differentiation of hiPSCs strongly desired
      • Experience with electroporation and/or transfection a plus;
      • Experience with 96-well format for cell culture a plus;
      • Significant understanding of neurobiology and neurodegenerative disease a plus;
      • Experience using Benchling or other electronic notebooks a plus;
      • Occasional weekend work as required by tissue culture responsibilities;
      • The ideal candidate will be proficient in at least one of the following disciplines:
        • Molecular Biology – PCR, DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, restriction enzyme and Gibson-based cloning, DNA electrophoresis;
        • Biochemistry – SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation;
        • CRISPR – gene editing and/or transcription activation and repression; and
        • mESC, miPSC, hESC, or hiPSC differentiations – experience with neuronal or glial cell types a plus.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Bioinformatics Associate, Landau Lab

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      Position Description

      The Landau Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our efforts to study the basic principles of cancer evolution. As a Bioinformatics Associate, you will be trained in the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples, as well as experimental modeling of cancer evolution, under the guidance of advanced bioinformaticians.

      Job Duties:

      • Learn and assist in analyzing sequencing data using established pipelines;
      • Learn and perform appropriate QC measures;
      • Learn and develop/benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis (single cell and liquid biopsy technology);
      • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers in interpretation of sequencing data.

      The successful applicants will be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team. The Landau Lab will provide significant on-the-job training. We seek a candidate who is motivated and can take independent initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience to move into a PhD program within a couple of years, based on the new skillset they develop at New York Genome Center (though, this is not a requirement).

      Required Skills

      • BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, collaboration skills and an eagerness to learn;
      • Exposure to NGS data analysis preferred;
      • A working understanding of code and script;
      • Training in statistics, advanced maths, computer science or machine learning.

      Competencies 

      • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
      • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
      • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
      • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
      • Focused– Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
      • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Lappalainen Lab

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      Position Description

      Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects in computational genetics and functional genomics.

      The Lappalainen Lab (http://tllab.org) studies genetic variation in human populations affecting molecular, cellular, and high-level traits and diseases. We use both computational and experimental methods to study these questions, with an interdisciplinary integration of approaches from computational genetics, population genetics, functional genomics, and molecular genetics. Our particular focus is on integration of large-scale genome and transcriptome sequencing data sets. We are part of several large consortia, including GTEx and MoTrPAC.

      We are looking for a computational postdoc to join our team (currently 8 people). Possible projects include, but are not limited to, genetic and environmental interactions on functional effects of genetic variants, methods development to integrate genetic data with molecular and high-level phenotype data sets, and population genetics of regulatory variation in humans.

      Required Skills

      • PhD in human genetics, functional genomics, or a related field;
      • Strong quantitative skills including proficiency in at least one programming language;
      • Experience of analysis of large-scale data sets is essential.
      • A publication record;
      • Excellent organization and communication skills, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility to thrive in a novel and rapidly changing research environment.

      Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications and preprints, 2) a one-page summary of your present and future research interests, 3) a list of three references and their contact information.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana Lab

      Job Description

      The Sanjana Lab at the New York Genome Center and NYU’s Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to work as a Postdoctoral Associate within a highly creative and dynamic research team of scientists, engineers, and life science entrepreneurs.

      The Sanjana lab works at the intersection of genomics, bioengineering and neuroscience. We are curious about many things and are passionate about what we do. We primarily develop new technologies for hacking and understanding biological systems. We try to learn from nature and to re-purpose what we learn to gain deeper insights into how genomes and neural systems function. In the lab, we modify genomes, perform high-throughput screens, differentiate human neurons from stem cells, watch synapses rewire, find vulnerabilities in cancer cells and have a lot of fun in the process. We aim to have a tangible impact on improving human health by creating new biological tools and fundamental biological discovery.

      Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications;   2) a short summary of your present and future research interests;   3) a list of three references and their contact information.

      Required Skills

      The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD-PhD, have prior research experience in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, cancer biology and/or genomics and prior peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will be expected to plan and carry out research tasks independently and write-up/present findings on a regular basis.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Administration

    We believe that every team member is crucial as NYGC works towards our mission, be it in a scientific, technical, or administrative position. Our administration team plays a huge role in driving transformative change in biomedical and clinical care. This group includes external affairs, finance, legal, business development, project management, sponsored research and facilities.
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      Business Development Associate

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      Position Description

      The Business Development Associate will be accountable for organizing and leading all business development activities related to our academic customers and partners, to enable NYGC to increase revenues. Reporting to and working with the Vice President, Financial Strategy & Operations, the successful applicant will actively work to identify and educate researchers and clinicians about our products, services and collaborative research strengths. S/he will work to build a strategy for translating the value of NYGC and our genomics expertise and drive significant collaborations and service business to the NYGC, including multi-institution collaborations. Ultimately, s/he will be responsible for crafting and effecting a strategy for successful and sustained partnerships. This position involves significant scientific interaction with research groups, both within NYGC and in the broader scientific community.

      Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • Responsible for leading cross-functional teams to build strategic relationships with existing academic partners, and driving awareness and sales of NYGC’s products and services;
      • Responsible for creating and coordinating internal working groups of NYGC colleagues (e.g., project managers, computational biologists, technology innovation and/or Principal Investigators), to support academic outreach meetings and meeting follow-up, ensuring they lead to collaborative projects that bring in grants and/or other revenue for NYGC.
      • Assists the Vice President, Financial Planning & Operations in the development of a marketing approach and partnership strategy for the scientific community, including proposal development, pitch development, and tailoring of other partner-facing materials;
      • Responsible for implementing this approach and strategy, including accountability for developing marketing materials with the support of cross-functional team members;
      • Responsible for conducting research to identify new potential partners and key stakeholders, advising the VP, Financial Strategy & Operations on how to engage these individuals, and implementing a targeted strategic plan that will lead to revenue-driving partnerships;
      • Serves as lead liaison to our academic community, including running the newly-implemented Affiliate Faculty Member program at NYGC and ensuring it results in collaborative projects that bring in revenue;
      • Attends meetings, conferences, and events at which current and prospective partner institutions will be present, as needed, to promote awareness and sales of NYGC’s products and services;
      • Responsible for balancing the expectations of internal and external NYGC stakeholders to ensure collaboration partnerships are complimentary; and,
      • Accountable for annual revenue targets.

      Required Skills

      • B.A. or B.S. in biological sciences required; advanced degree strongly preferred;
      • Strong scientific background with 10+ years of relevant experience required;
      • Experience in NGS required;
      • 5+ years in significant sales or client-facing roles, delivering products and/or services;
      • A demonstrated ability in scientific marketing strategy and running long-term strategic partnerships;
      • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, within the academic space required;
      • Strong ability to collaborate cross-functionally and drive projects is critical;
      • Cross-functional team leadership experience is preferred;
      • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a dynamic environment;
      • Experience working in project teams, as well as responsibility for team management;
      • Extraordinary collaboration and influencing skills.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

      Position Description

      The Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration serves as the Center’s chief financial officer, responsible for the organization’s overall financial leadership, strategic financial planning and financial operations management. In addition, s/he leads several functional departments (Finance & Accounting, Research & Administration, Facilities and IT Infrastructure). This position acts as a strategic partner to the President and Chief Operating Officer, and is a key member of the Executive Team.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • Member of the Executive Team. Participates in developing and implementing the organization’s plans and programs and helps shape the overall direction of the Center, including:
        • Evaluates, advises and manages the impact of long-range planning and regulatory action/risks in areas of responsibility;
        • Oversees the initiation, negotiation, valuing and critique of all financial arrangements the organization might consider, such as capital procurement, financing transactions, loans and strategic alliances;
        • Represents the Center both internally and externally to the financial and business communities, including to the Board of Directors, partners, auditors, granting agencies (both government and private), regulators and advisors;
        • Prepares materials for meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, including multi- year projections, financial status analysis, bond covenants, budgets and related analyses.
        • Responsible for team leadership and management. Attracts, retains and inspires a strong team through training, regular feedback, mentorship and development.
      • Finance and Accounting (team of 7)
        • Responsible for managing and overseeing the fiscal operations of the institute, including general accounting, investments, debt, insurance, audit, treasury, accounts payable, payroll, tax planning and filings, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting, procurement, grants accounting (pre-and post-award) and reporting;
        • Responsible for cash flow management and forecasting;
        • Develops and implements a multi-year financial plan to ensure efficient management of resources, including management and development of financial policies, systems and processes that will enable the leadership to monitor and address revenues, expenses and operations;
        • Provides analysis, projections and short-and long-term forecasting, including multi-year outlooks based on alternative scenarios to assist in strategic decision-making;
        • Ensures effective financial controls are in place, and ensures compliance with all technical and regulatory accounting standards related to non-profit and research organizations, as well as local, national and international financial laws, regulations and requirements.
      • Research Administration (team of 3):
        • Oversees pre-and post-award grants management, compliance and reporting for government (Federal and state) contracts and private grants;
        • Ensures the Center’s compliance with the terms and conditions of government contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, and applicable local, national and international laws, regulations and guidance, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and other applicable government flow-down clauses and certifications;
        • Communicates with external individuals or groups, including granting agencies;
        • Evaluates and provides leadership in the maintenance and expansion of various government contracts, grants and available funding.
      • Facilities, Office Administration and Safety/Compliance (team of 4):
        • Oversees the planning, implementation and management of institution-wide safety and security measures to ensure a safe, compliant, healthy and secure environment;
        • Oversees the Center’s capital assets, overall functioning and conditions of NYGC’s building and associated infrastructure;
        • Develops and implements risk management programs to ensure compliance with Federal and other regulations;
        • Oversees the management and maintenance of Center insurance plans.
      • IT Infrastructure (team of 23):
        • Oversees a 24×7 mission critical IT function, providing leadership and guidance to ensure information technology strategies align with the mission, strategic plans and goals of the organization;
        • Ensures that cost-effective and forward-looking choices are made to ensure that NYGC remains competitive with IT Infrastructure, which is central to its mission;
        • Evaluates capital purchases for IT Infrastructure and works with the Senior Director of IT Infrastructure to conduct cost/benefit analysis regarding such purchases to ensure maximally efficient use of resources;
        • Ensures that IT helpdesk, audiovisual and other resources are functioning optimally to meet the organization’s needs.

       

      The SVP, Finance & Administration is a strategic finance leader who is able to partner closely with the President and interpret the strategic vision of the organization into an operating model. A strong relationship builder, who has excellent influencing and negotiating skills, and is an effective communicator at all levels, including with the board of directors. A hands-on manager who has a strong commitment to team development is key. The environment at NYGC is constantly evolving – to be successful, this person must have a strong ability to adapt and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

       

      Ideal experience

      • BS degree required, MS and/or MBA degree strongly preferred;
      • 15+ years directly related progressive financial experience in nonprofit environments involving the planning and developing of multi-million-dollar budgets, implementation of strategic business plans, treasury management, investments, debt and insurance activities;
      • Familiarity with federal grants management, working with government funders and managing compliance issues;
      • Experience messaging complex regulatory requirements, including an ability to make sound risk management decisions;
      • Knowledge of accounting principles and control procedures required, including non-profit accounting and reporting requirements. Understanding of GAAP, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, OMB Circulars, and NIH guidelines required as well as the ability to accurately interpret and apply rulings and regulations from oversight agencies;
      • Strong analytical skills, and the ability to coherently synthesize complex or diverse information;
      • Sound knowledge of information systems and applications to manage big data;
      • Ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate financial programs, informational support systems and processes.

       

      Critical Leadership Capabilities

      Strategic Acumen – Financial and Operational

      • Lead NYGC’s financial and administrative management function, ensuring the development of systems, policies and structure to support a robust support organization;
      • Work closely with the board and the executive team to develop a long-range financial and business model that supports the strategic priorities of the institution and provide leadership that brings innovative and creative solutions to achieve organizational objectives;
      • Identify new processes and/or systems and communication channels to improve productivity and/or make the business more efficient, implementing best-in-class solutions.

      Collaborating and Influencing

      • As one of the key executive leaders within a growing organization, ability to build rapport and establish credibility with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally;
      • Capacity to solicit input, listen well, and synthesize information quickly, and actively engage in mentorship and the development of financial and operational talent;
      • Board interface will be a particularly important responsibility. S/he will leverage career wisdom across broad financial operations to share strategies and ideas and collaborate with the board as CHAI moves through this next phase of growth.

      Managing Through Ambiguity

      • NYGC is a young and evolving institution. The organizational culture, and the nature of its impactful work, requires an SVP who can think swiftly through complex situations to identify trade-offs and advise with authority;
      • Will adapt to strategy realignment and embrace dynamic plans, in order to react effectively to the organizational and realities of working with a developing strategic direction.

      Other Personal Characteristics

      • Entrepreneurial open minded and transparent;
      • High level of integrity and demonstrated use of good judgment. Purpose-driven.

       

      Applications

      Expressions of interest for the Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration role should be sent via e-mail to the following address: NewYorkGenomeCenterSVPF&A@spencerstuart.com

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      Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies

      Reporting to: President & Chief Operating Officer

      Position Description

      The Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies is responsible for overseeing and managing all facets of the Center’s high-throughput sequencing operations. S/he is responsible for leading the successful execution of the NYGC’s high-throughput sequencing operations, ensuring timely completion of sequencing projects, and ongoing evaluation and implementation of solutions to enhance sequencing workflow efficiencies and scalability. S/he manages several key departments (Project Management, Software Engineering, Sequencing Production Lab, CLIA-certified Clinical Laboratory, Sequencing Analytics and Sequencing Development, Computational Biology). This position acts as a partner and operational advisor to the President and Chief Operating Officer, and is a key member of the Executive Team.

       

      Responsibilities include:

      • Member of the Executive Team. Participates in developing and implementing the organization’s operational plans and programs and helps shape the overall direction of the Center, including:
        • Provides technical expertise and support to key strategic partnerships and projects with academia, non-profit organizations and businesses;
        • Establishes the sequencing operations strategy to meet the Center’s market objectives and requirements of the Center’s customers;
        • Represents the Center both internally and externally to the genomics community, including to the Board of Directors, partners, auditors, regulators and advisors;
        • Prepares presentations for meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, as well as other stakeholders.
      • Responsible for team leadership and management. Attracts, retains, and inspires a strong team through training, regular feedback, mentorship and development.
      • Responsible for the direction, strategy, and planning and execution of the Center’s sequencing operations, including:
        • Provides strategic oversight of all sequencing activities;
        • Ensures a cutting-edge genomics workflow, to provide high-quality next-generation sequencing data with rapid turnaround times;
        • Establishes short and long planning objectives to support strategic organization goals;
        • Develops budgets;
        • Leads, manages, and allocates appropriate resources, including personnel and facilities, in a cost-efficient manner;
        • Ensures successful and timely completion of all services, projects, and objectives.
      • Responsible for improving efficiency, cost, throughput, turn-around time and scalability for all sequencing operations;
        • Evaluates and troubleshoots current sequencing operations procedures;
        • Provides technical expertise in all processes involved in NGS including Sample/Library QC, library preparation and sequencing assays;
        • Improves and maintains operational and quality metrics;
        • Utilizes automation and robotics to standardize the pipeline from sample acquisition to sequencing output, and amend and develop protocols;
        • Leads agile implementation of robust, scalable changes, and ongoing evaluation, incorporating input efficiently and effectively.
      • Responsible for overseeing development and management of the research and clinical sequencing data processing pipeline, including all software development and bioinformatics analysis, including;
        • Ensures a cutting-edge analysis pipeline is delivered and implemented;
        • Provides long-term direction and oversight for the Center’s software and development activities;
        • Manages all aspects of the sequencing data workflow, including pre- and post-processing QC, pipeline management, computational tool evaluation, and analysis pipeline upgrades and versioning;
        • Overall responsibility for the identification, evaluation, prioritization and planning for the implementation of software improvements and initiatives that support strategic objectives;
        • Ensures projects remain on schedule and within budget, and are completed according to plan;
        • Represents all software development activities to senior management, and relays aspects of the pipeline development life cycle in a way that is understandable to the senior leadership team, clients and users (internal and external).
      • Responsible for overseeing the clinical laboratory, including;
        • Leads the strategy and direction of development and management of all clinical laboratory testing and other clinical services;
        • Strategic planning, development, and implementation of innovative clinical programs that include collaboration with our partners, local hospitals and business partners;
        • Management of relationships with NYS DoH/Wadsworth and other regulatory bodies.
      • Evaluate new methods, equipment and technologies to keep the Center at the forefront of the genomics field, and implement them at the Center as appropriate by presenting recommendations to internal stakeholders, and leading or assisting with implementation.
      • Drive internal priorities cross-functionally to ensure swift implementation, such as improved methods for QC, rapid turnaround time, and transitioning new technologies and services from the Innovation group and the Methods Development team into the production lab.
      • Ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements.

       

      Requirements

      • MS degree required, PhD and/or MBA strongly preferred;
      • 20+ years’ related progressive experience required, including:
        • Leading high-throughput laboratory operations;
        • Methodologies and protocols involved in next-generation sequencing(required) and genotyping arrays (preferred);
        • LIMS platforms;
        • Robotics and automated liquid handling systems;
        • Being part of an executive team, and interacting with the board of directors.
      • Experience in an NGS clinical high throughput environment strongly preferred;
      • Experience working as a partner to the President strongly preferred;
      • Thorough knowledge and understanding of CLIA standards required, and experience in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory preferred;
      • A hands-on manager with 10 years of supervisory experience required, and a strong commitment to developing team members;
      • A strong relationship builder; excellent influencing and negotiating skills, an effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills;
      • Able to interpret strategic vision into an operational model;
      • Able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

       

      Competencies

      • Job Mastery – Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
      • Continuous Learning – Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative – Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
      • Credible – Works with a high level of integrity.
      • Communicative – Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
      • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
      • Adaptable – Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative – Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership – Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.
      • Visionary – Aligns and inspires efforts toward our mission driven organization.
      • Talent Builder – Attracts, develops, empowers and retains talent, and communicates expectations and feedback in real time.
      • Stewardship – Uses NYGC’s resources responsibly.

       

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance

       

      Applications

      Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, with a current résumé or CV and a cover letter expressing your interest should be submitted in confidence to: theresec@slonepartners.com.

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      Director, Finance

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      Position Description

      The Director of Finance will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities at the New York Genome Center. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, s/he will act as a controller for the organization, lead and perform the day-to-day accounting activities and supervise a team of four staff members with functional responsibility in accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and grants accounting. S/he will ensure that New York Genome Center has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and to conduct audits. S/he will be the go to person for all not-for-profit accounting, including contributions and grants, functional expenses, net assets, financial reporting and 990 filings. This is a hands-on role, that requires an individual who can perform activities themselves without significant delegation.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      Accounting

      • Oversee daily and monthly accounting activities, including accounts payable and receivable, and monthly close journal entries;
      • Oversee ledger (SAP B1) and reporting systems;
      • Oversee the annual audit and communication with external auditors;
      • Continue to develop accounting processes and controls;
      • Perform required research for accounting issues which arise and complete documentation;
      • Lead 990 preparation and coordination with tax preparers;
      • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, grants and budgets;
      • Ensure preparation of bank account reconciliations and general ledger account analyses and reconciliations;
      • Responsible for weekly organizational cash flow forecasting;
      • Review grant agreements to ensure proper financial reporting;
      • Stay abreast of new accounting pronouncements and industry developments.

      Budgeting & Management Reporting

      • Oversee monthly and quarterly reporting including monthly budget to actual report, quarterly Board of Directors report, and quarterly debt covenant reporting;
      • Prepare the annual budget and quarterly projections by working with department heads to understand their needs; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes;
      • Oversee preparation of year-end financial statements and footnotes, including supporting schedules.

      Grants Accounting

      • Oversee grants accounting activities, including contract/grant documents, expense compliance, effort reporting, grant reimbursements, billing and reconciliation, reporting, budget preparation and submission, and journal entries;
      • Interpret and implement rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by grantor/sponsoring agencies and ensure the Center remains compliant with grant requirements for every program;
      • Work closely with NYGC faculty and staff on contract and grant issues, advising them on procedures and status;
      • Serve as point-of-contact for grantors on financial queries;
      • Stay abreast of new grant and auditing requirements;
      • Lead external grant audits and site visits.

      Team Leadership

      • Provide leadership and people management to team, including mentoring, coaching, training, developing and building teams.

      Required Skills

      • BA in Accounting required, Master’s degree or MBA preferred;
      • CPA required;
      • A minimum of 7-10 years of progressive professional accounting experience required;
      • Big 4 experience, including experience in multiple clients across different industries, required;
      • Not-for-profit experience, including A-133 audit experience, highly preferred; familiarity with specialized nonprofit industry accounting practices, reporting requirements and procedures required;
      • Grants administration experience and knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contracts administration is required; familiarity with IT Works is preferred.
      • Demonstrable experience coordinating audit activities, managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger;
      • Significant experience with allocations of shared costs; familiarity with US Government negotiated indirect rates and methodologies preferred;
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners required;
      • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers required;
      • A hands-on attitude with the willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and do the work that is required.

      Competencies

      • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
      • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
      • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
      • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
      • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
      • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.
      • Visionary – Aligns and inspires efforts toward our mission driven organization.
      • Talent Builder – Attracts, develops, empowers and retains talent, and communicates expectations and feedback in real time.
      • Stewardship – Uses NYGC’s resources responsibly.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Bioinformatics

    We are proud to boast a world-class bioinformatics and computational biology organization to support the cutting edge genomics research and integrated genomics services that we offer at NYGC. Our collaborative bioinformatics team is passionate about understanding and modeling human genetic variation and researching how it can be used to generate clinically actionable results.
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      Bioinformatics Scientist (Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology)

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

      The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

      Position Description

      The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our informatics division in the computational biology group. As Bioinformatics Scientist (Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology), you will be responsible for the analysis of genomic data, including genotyping and exome and whole genome sequencing. Work will include genotype/phenotype association, ancestry inference, and development of QC/QA for familial and population sequencing projects. You will work as part of a team of analysts and scientists, and report to the Senior Director of Computational Biology.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Analyze sequencing and genotyping data using established workflows;
      • Develop and implement appropriate QC/QA measures;
      • Implement, execute and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
      • Benchmark new tools for genotyping/sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
      • Develop and apply novel analytic and statistical approaches and methods;
      • Collaborate with internal and external researchers on analyses of genomic data;
      • Work with biologists and/or clinicians to design appropriate studies and establish analysis plans and goals;
      • Lead analysis projects;
      • Participate in grant application writing;
      • Present results to internal and external scientists through talks, peer-reviewed manuscripts and conference presentations; and,
      • May manage junior-level analysts.

      Required Skills

      • PhD in genetics, statistics, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics or similar with 2+ years relevant experience and demonstrable computational and statistical skills required;
      • In-depth understanding of the mathematical/statistical principles and methods that are relevant to computational genomics and disease modeling, including association, linkage, and burden tests;
      • Experience with methods and tools for imputation and phasing of variants;
      • Familiarity with methods and tools for ancestry and relatedness estimation;
      • Familiarity with commonly used public genomics datasets (e.g.; 1000 Genomes, TCGA, GTEx);
      • Background in disease-focused genomics (e.g. pediatric phenotypes, immunology, neurological or psychiatric disorders) preferred;
      • Programming skills in R, Python, Perl, BASH or similar;
      • Programming skills in C++ or Java a plus;
      • Experience working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE preferred;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Competencies

      • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
      • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
      • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
      • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
      • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
      • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • IT and Computing

    This group develops and maintains the tools and infrastructure necessary to support our scientists as they tackle ground-breaking and large-scale data and genomic analysis. They are responsible for initiating and fostering external collaborations with technology partners, as well as ensuring that NYGC is a leader in the effective use of technology.
    • Sequencing Operations

      NYGC is committed to providing the most advanced sequencing an analysis possible. Our facility was designed to accommodate ever-improving technology, and we have more sequencing capacity than any other single institution in the Tri-State area. The Sequencing Operations group is responsible for understanding and interpreting sequencing and primary bioinformatics data, and is central to the transformative work of NYGC.
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        Staff Scientist, Clinical Laboratory

        Job Description

        The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research.

        The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

        Position Description

        The New York Genome Center Clinical Laboratory is looking for a Staff Scientist to assist with clinical data analysis and reporting for constitutional genomic assays.

        Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to

        • Identify, annotate and investigate the clinical significance of variants found in NGS-based clinical tests for constitutional disorders;
        • Prepare variant assessment summary, classify variants as per ACMG criteria, maintain accurate and detailed records of variant classification;
        • Use information from clinical notes to create a list of genes for inclusion or exclusion list for variant filtering and prioritizing;
        • Assist with literature review and interpretation of sequencing data;
        • Review Sanger sequencing and qPCR results and prepare variant level summary for clinical reporting;
        • Evaluate and implement tools for reporting and tracking variants assessed for clinical significance;
        • Assist in creation of precision medicine knowledge base of variant-disease associations in the context of constitutional disorders;
        • Prepare presentations for clinical case reviews and present evidence for multi-disciplinary review meetings; and
        • Participate in new assay validations and translational clinical activities as assigned.

        Required Skills

        • PhD in molecular biology, human genetics, biochemistry, or a related field required, MD desirable;
        • Knowledge of germline genomic variations (SNV, insertion, deletion, CNV, SV) in context of human germline disorders;
        • Search, extract, apply judgement and assess variant/disease specific information available from commonly used literature and genomics datasets;
        • Strong knowledge of Molecular Biology and Genetics;
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
        • Excellent general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to train others in laboratory methods;
        • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up like environment; and
        • Self-motivated and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.

        Preferred

        • Prior experience working in a high volume clinical laboratory;
        • Experience with variant classification as per ACMG guidelines;
        • Previous NGS laboratory wet bench experience;
        • Knowledge of phenotype ontologies; and
        • Experience of working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

         

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        Associate Scientific Project Manager

        Job Description

        The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

        The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

         

        Position Description

        The Associate Scientific Project Manager will provide support across the full range of sequencing operations at NYGC. This will include day-to-day management of scientific collaborations, involvement in the consultation process with potential customers, driving and developing the grant writing process, and assisting senior managers with daily scientific tasks or projects.In addition, the Associate Scientific Project Manager will be responsible for tracking inquiries, projects, action items, and deadlines, and organizing all supporting information.

        The incumbent’s specific short-term responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

        • Work closely with project managers, in order to learn, in-depth, about the NYGC’s sequencing operations. This will include familiarizing oneself, in great detail, with:
          • NYGC’s sequencing operations and production lines;
          • Illumina and HiSeq capabilities and operations;
          • Bioinformatics capabilities;
          • Software engineering and data delivery operations.
        • Provide support for project management team on specific projects and interact cross-functionally across NYGC teams;
        • Assist more senior team members with day-to-day management of production projects, internal and external to NYGC;
        • Join project inquiry phone calls with more senior PMs, generate and submit quote to investigator;
        • Interact cross-functionally in NYGC to troubleshoot laboratory, sequencing, pipeline, and bioinformatics issues;
        • Review, track, collate and/or Provide data (e.g. sequencing run and data QC statistics, sequencing analytics);
        • Work with PIs on routine questions around sample submission and sequencing processes;
        • Collate sequencing inquiries and track follow-up action items and progress;
        • Information gathering for various reports/presentations/projections, digest and analyze the data;
        • Assist with organizing meetings (coordinate timing, conference rooms, etc.);
        • Develop and draft the scientific pieces necessary for drafting an NIH grant.

         

        Required Skills

        • Advanced degree in Genetics or related field of study required, relevant hands-on experience in a NGS laboratory preferred;
        • Excellent professionalism in dealing with a wide range of constituents;
        • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels;
        • Demonstrated scientific writing skills;
        • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail;
        • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet deadlines;
        • Ability to identify and solve problems, analyze data and implement/troubleshoot solutions;
        • A self-directed individual who is capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility;
        • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

         

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

         

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

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        Associate Scientist

        Job Description

        The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

        The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

        Position Description

        We are looking for a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented Associate Scientist with experience in next-generation sequencing (Illumina platform) to work in our production lab, and among other things on a new high profile research project that aims to change the way cancer is analyzed.

        Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

        • Carry out procedures associated with DNA & RNA sequencing on the Illumina sequencing platform, including DNA/RNA library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and Sequencer operation;
        • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on the Sequencing equipment (e.g. Illumina HiSeqs, cBots);
        • Analyze current process procedures and provide feedback for their optimization and improvement, documenting processes, proposing method improvements, and troubleshooting assays, as needed;
        • Perform quality control of the samples and raw sequencing data;
        • Conduct other laboratory work, as needed;
        • Author/edit standard operating procedures;
        • Track all work and issues in the appropriate databases/tracking sheets;
        • Become proficient using NYGC’s LIMS tracking system to accurately perform day-to-day tasks.

        Required Skills

        • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field, plus laboratory experience in nucleic acid research required;
        • 2 years of experience in a molecular biology lab with at least 1+ years of demonstrated experience with next-generation sequencing library prep protocols and sequencing preferred;
        • NYS clinical license highly preferred;
        • Solid knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols (including RNA and DNA preparation, RNA and DNA quantification, hybridization, PCR, multiplex amplification and bead-based solutions) highly preferred;
        • Array experience preferred, ideally on the Illumina Infinium platform;
        • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS;
        • Exposure to bioinformatics is a plus;
        • Good general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential;
        • Ability to multitask is a must, along with an orientation toward teamwork and cooperation;
        • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills;
        • Excellent communication skills required.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

         

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    • Software Engineering

      Our Software Engineers develop cutting edge tools to drive the services at NYGC. This team works closely with bioinformatics, sequencing lab, scientists, program management, and more to develop scientific applications for high-volume data processing, analysis and management.
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        Senior Software Engineer II, Backend

        Job Description

        The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

        The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

        Position Description

        The New York Genome Center is looking for a detail-oriented software engineer to implement our next generation of data processing and pipelining tools.  As an engineer at NYGC, you will be responsible for writing software that follows industry best practices.  You will write extensible, unit-tested software that adheres to the DRY (don’t repeat yourself) principles in a teamwork environment.

        Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

        • Implement software solutions from scratch in object-oriented Python 3.6 for complicated problems and workflows;
        • Create and analyze existing requirements documents and communicate proposed solutions with team members;
        • Write frontend software using Twitter Bootstrap and ReactJS to communicate with your backend;
        • Add functionality to existing Python REST APIs in Flask and create new APIs that fulfill business goals;
        • Engage in unit testing, integration testing, and validation testing for your software solutions; and,
        • Have functional familiarity with common open source database systems such as PostgreSQL.

        Required Skills

        The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Required skills

        • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field;
        • 8+ years related experience; master’s degree plus 6+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
        • Excellent skills in programming extensible object-oriented software solutions using Python 3.6;
        • Professional work experience with more than one programming language;
        • Experience implementing a software solution from scratch;
        • Experience in maintaining and extending legacy code;
        • Experience writing tests for your software;
        • Successful both as an independent contributor and in small teams;
        • Experience with common source control systems such as Git;
        • Experience in generating estimates for new features in existing products;
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
        • Recently worked on a product requiring familiarity with Javascript frameworks such as React or Angular;
        • Working experience with common UI frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap;
        • Work experience with medium to large databases in an open source database system; and,
        • Comfortable learning a new domain in a short amount of time.

        Preferred skills

        • Recent experience with ReactJS;
        • Experience with design and implementation of REST APIs, knowledge regarding the different REST approaches;
        • Experience in designing schemas for large application databases;
        • Experience with HPC /cluster compute;
        • Experience with containers work patterns and administration;
        • Familiarity with application security best practices;
        • Experience with HIPAA regulations; and,
        • Comfortable working in an issue-tracking system (e.g. JIRA).

        Competencies

        • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
        • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
        • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
        • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
        • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
        • Focused– Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
        • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
        • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
        • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

        FLSA Status – Exempt

        This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance within the US.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

         

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        Principal Software Engineer, Applications

        Job Description

        The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

        The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

        Position Description

        The New York Genome Center is looking for a detail-oriented software engineer to lead our next generation of data processing and pipelining tools.  As an engineer at NYGC, you will be responsible for writing software that follows industry best practices.  You will write extensible, unit-tested software that adheres to the DRY (don’t repeat yourself) principles in a teamwork environment.

        Principle Software Engineers are expected to lead software projects and execute under minimal supervision, working under the direction of the technical lead and collaborating with other NYGC software project leads. This includes requirements gathering, planning, setting milestones, and driving the project through to completion. It also entails directing the progress and work patterns of junior engineers and making individual code progress.

        Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

        • Implement software solutions from scratch in object-oriented Python 3.6 for complicated problems and workflows;
        • Create and analyze existing requirements documents and communicate proposed solutions with team members;
        • Write frontend software using common JavaScript frameworks and Twitter Bootstrap to communicate with your backend;
        • Add functionality to existing Python REST APIs in Flask and create new APIs that fulfill business goals; and,
        • Engage in unit testing, integration testing, and validation testing for your software solutions.

        Required Skills

        The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Required skills

        • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field;
        • 12+ years related experience; master’s degree plus 10+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
        • Excellent skills in programming extensible object-oriented software solutions using Python 3.6;
        • Functional familiarity with common open source database systems such as PostgreSQL;
        • Professional work experience with more than one programming language;
        • Experience implementing a software solution from scratch;
        • Experience working with legacy code;
        • Experience writing effective tests for your software;
        • Successful both as an independent contributor and in small teams;
        • Experience directing up to two junior engineers in implementation and maintenance;
        • Experience with common source control systems such as Git;
        • Experience in estimating components and features;
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
        • Work experience with medium to large databases in an open source database system; and,
        • Comfortable learning a new domain in a short amount of time.

        Preferred skills

        • Experience with design and implementation of REST APIs, knowledge regarding the different REST approaches;
        • Experience in creating schemas for large database applications;
        • Experience working successfully with contractors;
        • Experience with HPC/cluster compute;
        • Experience with containers work patterns and administration;
        • Familiarity with application security best practices;
        • Experience with HIPAA regulations; and,
        • Comfortable working in an issue-tracking system (e.g. JIRA).

        Competencies

        • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
        • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
        • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
        • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
        • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
        • Focused– Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
        • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
        • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
        • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

        FLSA Status – Exempt

        This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance within the US.

        Job Location

        New York, New York, United States

        Position Type

        Full-Time/Regular

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    • Technology Innovation

      The Technology Innovation Lab develops novel genomics methods and technologies, both extending and complementing existing approaches. Working with this diverse group provides the opportunity to collaborate with leading genomics labs in the NY area and beyond to perform innovative research that will shape the future of our industry.