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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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      Staff Scientist & Lab Manager, Lappalainen Lab

      About the Lappalainen Lab

      Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group studies functional genetic variation in human populations. We are particularly interested in regulatory variation affecting the transcriptome, as well as cellular mechanisms underlying genetic associations to disease. Much of our work focuses on computational integration of large-scale genome and transcriptome data sets, and we are active members of several large genetics and genomics consortia. The computational work in the lab is supported by experimental approaches focusing on CRISPR genome editing in human cell lines, other approaches to study cellular effects of genetic variants, and testing and development of novel approaches for transcriptome sequencing. The lab is physically located at the New York Genome Center, but the PI and trainees are also affiliated with the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University.

      Position Description

      The Lappalainen Lab is looking for an innovative and organized scientist to manage the experimental work in the lab. As a Scientist & Lab Manager you will coordinate the daily operations of the lab, contribute to research projects by other members of the lab, and also design and drive your own research projects and papers. You will be the manager of the junior technician in the lab, and advise and train students as well as other lab members doing experimental work. You will work closely with the PI and other lab members, and you will interface regularly with collaborators inside and outside of NYGC.

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Manage the daily operations of the lab with a high degree of independence; including overseeing timely orders of laboratory supplies, maintaining and operating equipment, and coordinating collaborative work with other researchers and service providers;
      • Design research projects together with the PI and other lab members, plan and conduct experiments, and analyze resulting data as necessary;
      • Supervise and mentor the junior technician and trainees in the lab;
      • Keep up to date on current research, and test and develop new methods;
      • Present results in lab meetings and at conferences, and prepare and contribute to manuscripts;
      • Maintain impeccable records and inventory of data and resources in the lab.

      Position Requirements

      • Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, or equivalent required;
      • Several years of experience of laboratory work with a good understanding of all the components of successful operation of a molecular biology lab required;
      • Strong expertise in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid manipulation, tissue and cell culture, FACS, and PCR required. Experience in high-throughput platforms is preferred;
      • Experience in high-throughput sequencing and library preparation, and/or in CRISPR genome editing in cell lines required;
      • Background in analysis of genetic variants is preferred;
      • Experience in mentoring junior lab personnel or students is preferred;
      • Excellent organization and communication skills are essential, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility required; and,
      • Large-scale data analysis or programming skills are preferred but not required; nevertheless, the ability and interest to interact with computational geneticists of the research group are required.

      FLSA Status: Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

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      Pathologist (Part-time/Contract)

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center is seeking a Pathologist for a part-time position to support an ambitious study (Polyethnic-1000) conducted by a consortium of research and cancer care institutions in the New York City Region.

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is seeking a part-time (0.20 FTE) Pathologist to lead the NYGC Pathology review of cancer samples for sequencing which are collected as part of a new collaborative effort organized by the NYGC, named Polyethnic-1000.

      Polyethnic-1000 is an ambitious study being conducted by a consortium of research and cancer care institutions in the New York City region, with the goal of advancing knowledge about and the use of cancer genomics for all ethnic populations. This will be achieved by genome sequencing of germline and somatic specimens of ethnically diverse patients, in particular those who currently lack access to the most recent advances in medical science. The Pathologist will contribute critical expertise in sample acquisition, handling, and processing and provide guidance regarding the histopathological aspects of study design and genomic data interpretation. This is a project-based consulting role, initially for 1 year duration with the possibility of extension depending on the success of this pilot project

      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.

      Job Responsibilities:

      • Review and quality control of specimens (Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded, fresh frozen tumor tissues or unstained slides) including histopathological examination, morphology, tumor cell content and macrodissection for DNA and RNA extraction.
      • Provide guidance and advice to the project leaders in order that they can put in place an efficient and compliant process forsample acquisition and transport from participating hospitals to the NYGC, working with local Pathologists and the Polyethnic-1000 Steering Committee and visits to participating hospitals as indicated.
      • Active in-person participation in pathology working group meetings.

      Required Skills

      Minimum Qualifications: 

      • Board certification in Anatomic Pathology or AP/Clinical Pathology from the American Board of Pathology;
      • An interest in genomics and molecular pathology.

      Preferred Qualifications: 

      • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a multi-disciplinary team;
      • Research degree or demonstrated interest in research;
      • Basic knowledge of DNA/RNA and sequencing analysis.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Part-Time

       

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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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      Sponsored Projects Specialist

      Position Description

      The Sponsored Projects Specialist will create an environment and culture that supports genomics related research through excellence in administration of grants and sponsored research for the New York Genome Center. The incumbent serves as a resource for principal investigators and scientific staff through identification, facilitation and support of applications and awards for extramural funding.

      Specific Responsibilities:

      • Identify funding sources and funding search mechanisms and convey this information NYGC and PIs;
      • Provide service and support to PI’s during grant submission process;
      • Develop collaborative relationships with grant funding representatives;
      • Forward Financial Conflict of Interest disclosures connected to funding proposals and IRB protocols to Senior Director of Research Administration;
      • Provide technical support needed to submit proposals;
      • Research and review funding opportunities, and note requirements;
      • Develop budgets for proposals;
      • Track cost-share and effort certifications;
      • Work with Accounting and Finance to establish needed award accounts;
      • Assist with development of Research Performance Progress Reports;
      • Prepare requests for cost sharing;
      • Track submitted and awarded proposals in IT Works and Box folders;
      • Track committed and awarded effort on sponsored research proposals; assist staff with the development of effort reports;
      • Review modifications in awards, requests for extensions and revisions in implementation schedules and negotiate with funding agency representatives concerning these matters;
      • Communicate interim and final reporting deadlines with PIs and administrative staff and have primary responsibility for meeting all funder deadlines and communications requirements;
      • Prepare and administer sub-awards to partner institutions;
      • Work with NYGC members to obtain institutional review board (IRB) resources as needed, to assure compliance with federal regulations.  Ensure that necessary IRB approvals have been obtained prior to setting up awards. Monitor annual approvals.

      Required Skills

      • Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree preferred;
      • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification, or willingness to obtain certification within two years of appointment, preferred;
      • Thorough understanding of federal regulations and agency guidelines for grants management and sponsored research, including the Uniform Guidance. NIH-related knowledge required. NSF, US DOE, and US DOD experience preferred;
      • Three or more years related experience required;
      • Experience in pre- and post-award activity required; familiarity with issues of research compliance; knowledge of federal agency practices, regulations and policies; and evidence of leadership success in comparable situations;
      • Ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and diplomatically with PIs and senior administrators. Knowledge of grants accounting and procurement best practices;
      • Ability to work with program officers at federal and state agencies, as well as non-profit sponsors, and act as effective liaison between PIs/research staff and funding agencies;
      • Proven ability to manage budgets;
      • Creativity, with proven ability to provide innovative solutions and approaches to common problems;
      • Highly developed written and verbal skills.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Senior Grants Accountant

      Position Description

      Reporting to the Grants Accounting Manager, the Senior Grants Accountant will be responsible for maintaining financial and compliance documentation with regards to federal awards, private grants, and NYGC Faculty startup funds subject to internal and external audits. The Senior Grants Accountant will collaborate closely with principal investigators, Sponsored Research and finance department staff to maintain timely, accurate financial and compliance data from various funding sources in NYGC’s different software applications.  This role is ideal for someone with an accounting background that wants to grow knowledge and skills regarding general and non-profit accounting principles, as well as government compliance and sponsored research principles.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      Budget mainenence and data analysis

      • Maintaining accurate budget vs. actual reports for all funding sources currently available to NYGC Faculty;
      • Working with faculty to project future spending on various funding sources;
      • Assist with development and implementation of more comprehensive time and effort tracking of company wide projects;
      • Produces ad hoc expenditure reports and data analyses;
      • Working wit lab managers to streamline purchasing process as it relates to NYGC Faculty;
      • Maintain IT Works database to ensure financial and compliance records match SAP general ledger; reconciling differences between the two databases.

      Compliance

      • Assists with assembling information needed for annual Single Audit;
      • Obtain and update effort certifications as required, and assist with implementation of electronic certification system;
      • Assists with preparing federal grant drawdown requests, and invoicing other grantors;
      • Reviews purchase orders and invoices for compliance with grant/funding terms, and NYGC’s internal expense policies.

       

      Financial Modeling and Reporting

      • Assists with development and maintenance of a fee for service model -Specialized Service Facility (SSF) and annual cost analysis;
      • Assists with preparation of annual Indirect Cost Proposal.

       

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • Must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in a business subject (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) and at least two years’ of related experience;
      • Experience in higher education or non-profit organization is desirable;
      • Must have the ability to utilize sound fiscal accounting practices and procedures to account for receipt of grant funding and prepare necessary reports;
      • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
      • Ability to establish priorities, work under pressure, and exercise independent judgment and discretion;
      • Ability to react quickly and effectively to other inquiries from a variety of management levels with comprehensive and accurate information in a wide variety of contexts and changing priorities;
      • Must be detail oriented and possess quantitative skills with proficiency in analyzing spreadsheets using Excel;
      • Must have strong proficiency with MS Office.

      FLSA – Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

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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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  • 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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  • Clinical

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      Clinical Genomics Scientist

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

      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 rapidly expanding Clinical Informatics division within the NYGC Clinical Laboratory. As a Clinical Genomics Scientist, you will be responsible for evaluating the effect of genomic variants on biological function of gene products, molecular pathways and their association with constitutional genetic disorders. You will work as part of a team of highly experienced staff and scientists at the NYGC Clinical Laboratory. The position will report to the Assistant Director, Clinical Informatics.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • Investigate the clinical significance of variants found in NGS-based clinical tests for constitutional disorders;
      • Prepare variant assessment summary, classify variants as per ACMG guidelines, maintain accurate and detailed records of variant classification;
      • Using information from clinical notes, create a list of genes for inclusion or exclusion for variant filtering and prioritization;
      • Assist with literature review and interpretation of sequencing data;
      • Review Sanger sequencing or 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;
      • Participate in new assay validations and translational clinical activities as assigned.

      Required Skills

      Key Responsibilities

      • Investigate the clinical significance of variants found in NGS-based clinical tests for constitutional disorders;
      • Prepare variant assessment summary, classify variants as per ACMG guidelines, maintain accurate and detailed records of variant classification;
      • Using information from clinical notes, create a list of genes for inclusion or exclusion for variant filtering and prioritization;
      • Assist with literature review and interpretation of sequencing data;
      • Review Sanger sequencing or 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;
      • Participate in new assay validations and translational clinical activities as assigned.

       

      Requirements & Qualifications

      Essential

      • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, human genetics or related scientific field;
      • In-depth understanding of the genetic basis of hereditary disorders;
      • Experience with data quality assessment;
      • Knowledge of literature curation methodologies;
      • Background in disease-focused genomics;
      • Work experience with commonly used public genomics datasets (1000 genomes, ExAC, gnomAD, OMIM, ClinVar, PharmGKB etc.);
      • Attention to details, well-organized;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Desirable

      • Prior experience working in CLIA environment is a plus;
      • Previous laboratory bench experience;
      • Understanding of bioinformatics tools and workflows used to identify genomic variants from next-generation sequencing data;
      • Knowledge of phenotype ontologies.

       

      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 or Non-Exempt (choose one)

      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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      Clinical Coordinator

      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 Clinical Laboratory, reporting to the Clinical Administrator. S/he will serve as the primary administrative assistant for the Director, Molecular Diagnostics and provide administrative support to a team of highly experienced staff and scientists in the NYGC Clinical Laboratory. The NYGC Clinical Laboratory is accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program of the New York State Department of Health (CLEP).

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Administration:
        • Maintaining the Director, Molecular Diagnostics’ calendar, including scheduling meetings, responding to invitations and working through scheduling roadblocks using independent judgment and discretion wherever possible;
        • Coordinating internal and external meetings, conference calls and events; reserving locations, sending meeting invitations, managing attendee lists, coordinating audio/visual and assisting with preparing agendas, arranging catering, and preparing/clearing meeting rooms;
        • Attending meetings as note taker as directed, tracking action items and following up accordingly;
        • Arranging business travel and accommodations for Clinical lab members and others in the organization as needed, including scheduling complicated long-distance travel and registering for conferences;
        • Manage the expense reporting process for the Director, Molecular Diagnostics, and others in the organization as needed;
        • Scheduling interviews and making travel arrangements for clinical candidates;
        • Administrative duties such as drafting letters to patients/physicians and record keeping, including updating contact lists;
        • Managing incoming and outgoing office communications, as directed (email, phone calls, mail, fax); and,
        • Maintaining rapport and building cohesive working relationship with NYGC executive assistants from other business areas, as well as provide coverage, as needed.
      • Supporting the Clinical lab:
        • Assist with accessioning of clinical laboratory specimens including data entry into multiple lab management systems; serve as backup to the Clinical Administrator;
        • Scheduling calls for clinical inquiry submissions
        • Ordering clinical lab supplies; and,
        • Assisting the Clinical Administrator in managing all incoming paperwork including consent and requisition forms; managing and organizing the flow of communication;
        • Filing/scanning of all patient medical records and organization of clinical lab files to ensure compliance with inspection guidelines;
        • Assisting Clinical Administrator and clinical team members in ad hoc projects or any requests, as needed.

      Required Skills

      • Bachelor’s degree required;
      • Proven proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required;
      • Exceptional time management and organizational skills required, with the ability to appropriately balance multiple, competing priorities;
      • Ability to anticipate needs and act without requiring detailed direction in relation to routine responsibilities required;
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
      • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and to engender trust required;
      • Experience in a HIPPA environment preferred; and,
      • Experience with healthcare computer systems and medical records preferred.

      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 judgment 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 – Non-Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist

      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 Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Candidates MUST have a valid NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist license (full or restricted). This is a full-time, day shift position which will report to the Clinical Laboratory Supervisor.

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Performing routine and advanced laboratory procedures on patient specimens for the purpose of establishing a clinical molecular diagnosis, including: nucleic acid extraction and quantification, PCR, electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, and next-generation sequencing.
      • Designs and carries out experiments, and works on more complex protocols/projects with limited supervision.
      • Authors SOPs.
      • Trains new clinical lab technicians on defined protocols as necessary.
      • Able to review sample QC and determine next appropriate steps for library prep and sequencing.
      • Ability to order and design Sanger primers and analyze Sanger traces.
      • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing day-to-day work on sequencing equipment (ABI 3500 Dx, Illumina HiSeq2500, HiSeqX, NovaSeq, cBots, etc.).
      • Assisting with equipment maintenance and QA/QC procedures.
      • Providing detailed, accurate and legible documentation associated with test results, maintenance records, and quality control.
      • Troubleshooting assays and sharing ideas for optimization and improvement
      • Assisting with the development and validation of new molecular assays.
      • Completing other tasks as needed to support the objectives of the laboratory.

      Required Skills

      • Bachelor’s degree or higher in genetics, biology, clinical laboratory science or a related field.
      • At least 4 years of experience in a high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory.
      • Solid knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols (e.g. nucleic acid isolation and quantification, hybridization, PCR, sequencing) preferred.
      • Must be licensed as a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist ORhold a New York State Restricted License in Molecular Diagnosis to the extent such Molecular Diagnosis is included in Genetic Testing-Molecular and Molecular Oncology.
      • General understanding of NYS Dept. of Health CLEP, CLIA, and CAP regulations.
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS.
      • Good general laboratory and organizational skills including the ability to work effective both independently and as a team is essential.
      • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.
      • Excellent communication skills 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.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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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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  • 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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      Assistant 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 Assistant Scientific Project Manager will provide support across the full range of sequencing operations at NYGC.  This will includeassisting senior managers with day-to-day management of projects.

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

      • Work closely with senior project managers to learn NYGC’s sequencing operations from initial project inquiry though data delivery. This will include familiarizing oneself, in great detail, with:
        • NYGC’s sequencing production lines
        • Illumina and HiSeq capabilities and operations
        • Bioinformatics capabilities
        • Software engineering and data delivery operations
      • Assist senior team members with day-to-day management of production projects internal to NYGC;
      • Act as primary contact between production lab and project management team, including coordination of incoming projects and troubleshooting sample preparation and sequencing issues;
      • Review initial client sample submissions QC and library QC to determine if NYGC acceptance criteria are met;
      • Review sequencing run and data QC statistics;
      • Lead LIMS improvements and communicate updates to project management team;
      • Track production lab and methods development protocol improvements and testing, draft presentations and/or white papers outlining testing and results;
      • Represent project management team at incidents and correction actions (ICA) meetings;
      • Information gathering for various reports/presentations (e.g. collecting QC metrics for specific library prep protocols).

      Required Skills

      • Advanced degree in Genetics or related field of study and/or relevant hands-on experience in a NGS laboratory;
      • Excellent professionalism in dealing with a wide range of constituents;
      • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels;
      • 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.

      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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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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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      Laboratory Inventory Associate

      Position Description

      We are looking for highly motivated, independent but team-oriented Laboratory Inventory Associate to join our existing and growing inventory management team. This position will support the Senior Manager, Production Lab with inventory management services, as well as other general support outlined, but not limited to, the duties listed below.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Accountable for receiving and unpacking consumables, samples and reagents;
      • Accountable for maintaining an organized and clean stockroom and freezer rooms;
      • Accountable for ensuring laboratories are stocked and wash racks are refilled;
      • Establish and maintain good relations with all reagents vendors;
      • Responsible for placing orders for needed consumables and reagents in a timely manner;
      • Conduct Purchase Order follow-up while trouble-shooting and expediting, and act as the first point of contact;
      • Set up and monitor standing orders and shipments, make changes to schedules as needed;
      • Accountable for ensuring appropriate tracking of material levels and utilization, lots and product expiration;
      • Partner closely with the Lab Management team, to ensure proper stocking of laboratories;
      • Perform and provide lab management with weekly inventory reporting;
      • Partner with the accounting team on monthly inventory reports;
      • Analyze inventory reports for trends which would affect reorder points and adjust as necessary;
      • Review inventory activity, and identify and address areas for improvement;
      • Barcode plastic ware and enter new products into inventory system;
      • Remove bio-hazardous and chemical waste from the laboratories;
      • Autoclave and glass washing;
      • Ship and receive collaborator samples;
      • Assist Lab with monthly / weekly equipment maintenance;
      • Adhere to all EHS regulations.

       

      Required Skills

      • High school diploma;
      • Familiarity with Miscrosoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS;
      • Previous experience as Lab Support/Stockroom Attendant in a molecular biology laboratory is a plus;
      • Good 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;
      • Ability to lift 50lbs at times;
      • Excellent communication skills 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.

       

      FLSA Status – Non-Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies

      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 pipelines,
          including all methods research, software development, and bioinformatics analysis;

          • Ensures a cutting-edge analysis pipeline automation system is delivered;
          • Manages all aspects of the sequencing data workflow, including pre- and post-processing QC,
          • pipeline management, computational tool evaluation, as well as upgrades to those methods and products;
          • Summarizes pipeline development life cycle and progress in a way that is understandable to the senior leadership
            team, clients, and colleagues.
        • Responsible for overseeing software development at NYGC, including:
          • Overall responsibility for the identification, evaluation, prioritization and planning for the implementation of software
            improvements and initiatives that support strategic objectives;
          • Provides long-term direction and oversight for the Center’s software and development activities;
          • Ensures projects remain on schedule and within budget, and are completed according to plan;
          • Represents all NYGC software development activities to senior management;
        • 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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  • 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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      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;
      • 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.
      • Write frontend software using common JavaScript frameworks and Twitter Bootstrap to communicate with your backend;

      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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