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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, Knowles Lab

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center
      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research.  We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

      • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
      • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

      We serve as nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

      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 Knowles Lab

      The newly established Knowles Lab at NYGC aims to understand the role of transcriptomic dysregulation across the spectrum from rare to common genetic disease, particularly in the neurological context. This involves better characterization of the genetic and environmental factors contributing to mRNA expression and splicing variation. Projects will involve single cell genomics, CRISPR/Cas genetic screens and long-read transcriptomics. There is great opportunity for close collaboration with research groups at NYGC with deep expertise developing these approaches.

      Position Description

      The Knowles 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 group members, and design and drive your own research projects and papers. You will 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 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 records and inventory of data and resources.

      Required Skills

      • PhD. 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;
      • Interest in RNA biology;
      • 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 would be a plus but there will be an opportunity to develop these skills if desired.
      • The ability and interest to interact with computational geneticists of the research group is required.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Research Fellow (New York Genome Center and Flatiron Institute)

      POSITION SUMMARY
      The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) at the New York Genome Center and the Systems Biology group at the Center for Computational Biology (CCB) at the Flatiron Institute seek an independent but team-oriented Flatiron Research Fellow to expand our efforts applying spatially resolved techniques to understand neurodegenerative disease. The Flatiron Research Fellow will work closely with leaders in neurobiology, molecular biology, and computational biology. The person in this position will report to the Group Leader for Systems Biology at CCB and is expected to spend 3-4 days per week at the New York Genome Center’s Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND). The Flatiron Research Fellow will spend the remaining 1-2 days at the Flatiron Institute.
      Currently, the groups in CCB and CGND are engaged in a ground-breaking collaboration in which we use Spatial Transcriptomics combined with advanced computational methods to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of disease in ALS. The successful candidate will develop new analytical methods for integrating and leveraging datasets generated by diverse spatially resolved technologies spanning the central dogma.
      The Flatiron Research Fellow will be expected to meet regularly with Dr. Phatnani at NYGC and Columbia Medical Center, and with Dr. Bonneau at CCB. This individual will also interact regularly with faculty and researchers at all three institutions. The Flatiron Research Fellow will participate in regular group meetings at both CCB and CGND and will participate in meetings of NYC-wide neurodegenerative disease working groups.
      Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

      • Developing new methods for integrating and analyzing spatially resolved data in all modalities of the central dogma using current state of the art technologies;
      • Advising wet-lab colleagues in the design of spatially resolved, multi-modal experiments;
      • Coordinating efforts across multiple organizations;
      • Actively participating in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and present at scientific conferences;
      • Assisting in peer- and student-mentorship; and,
      • Sharing expertise and providing training and guidance to group members as needed.

       
      CCB’s mission is to develop modeling tools and theory for understanding biological processes and to create computational frameworks that will enable the analysis of large, complex data sets being generated by new experimental technologies.  For more information about Flatiron Institute or CCB, please visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/
      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. 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. For more information about NYCG or CGND, please visit: https://www.nygenome.org/
      In order to be considered for this position, candidates must complete an online employment application through the Simons Foundation’s career website: (LINK). Members from both institutes will be reviewing submitted applications for this opportunity.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      Education:

      • Ph.D in related field

       
      Experience:

      • At least 3 years of experience in computational science
      • In-depth understanding of modern high-throughput technologies in the life sciences required;
      • Prior experience with baysian inference, network inference and image analysis are preferred, but exceptionally creative and driven scientists with an interest will be seriously considered;
      • Strong oral and written communication, data documentation, and presentation skills required;
      • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time required; and,
      • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills required.

       
      ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
      The Flatiron Institute, an internal research division of the Simons Foundation, is a community of scientists who are working to sue modern computational tools to advance our understanding of science, both through the analysis of large, rich datasets and through the simulations of physical process Thus, its output will be both original scientific discoveries and new infrastructure enabling such discoveries by the community at large. The institute is composed of four centers: the Center for Computational Biology (CCB); the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA); the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ); and, the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM); underscoring all of the centers is the Scientific Computing Core, the technical backbone of the institute.
      THE SIMONS FOUNDATION’S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
      Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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      Bioinformatics Analyst, Landau 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
      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 Bioinformatics Analyst you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples as well as experimental modeling of cancer evolution. Specifically, the lab is focused on deep learning applications to liquid biopsy and single-cell analytics.
      Job Duties:

      • Analyze sequencing data using established pipelines;
      • Develop and benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis applying machine learning to cancer discovery;
      • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers in interpretation of sequencing data.

       
      Required Skills

      • MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science or equivalent exposure;
      • Demonstrated exposure to NGS data analysis;
      • Programming skills in R, Python, Perl, BASH, TensorFlow or similar;
      • Training in statistics or machine learning;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

       
      Job Location
      New York, New York, United States
      Position Type
      Full-Time/Regular
       

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      Scientific Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research. We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

      • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
      • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

      We serve as a nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York Community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

      Position Description
      The Scientific Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics will drive collaborative research in neurodegenerative diseases. As a member of the leadership team, the Scientific Director will develop and execute the disease area strategy at the NYGC and coordinate collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional neurodegenerative disease research (including ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease). This position reports to and works closely with the Scientific Director & CEO and with the Director of the Center for Genomic for Neurodegenerative Diseases  to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for neurodegenerative disease genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC and its founding institution partners (Institutional Founding Members – IFMs) at the forefront of neurodegenerative disease research.

      The Scientific Director will support and advance the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group on neurodegenerative diseases and funding partners, including the development of proposals for joint funding. Such proposals may be targeted to federal funding sources, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and/or industry partners. This individual will be expected to operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with exceptional peers and leaders at other research institutions. This role will require navigating and effectively managing complex cross-institutional relationships to nurture positive relations with these critical partners. This person will be a key contributor to NYGC’s dynamic research environment.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Ensure alignment of NYGC’s research activities with its strategic objectives.
        • Manage scientific working groups that bring together IFM researchers, NYGC faculty, senior associate faculty, NYGC technology development, computational scientists, and affiliate members. Lead efforts to define research projects and project objectives. Bring people together around a common goal and manage competing priorities. Identify appropriate internal and external collaborators to lead research projects.
        • Oversee and coordinate all research projects and initiatives within the neurodegenerative disease genomics program generated from the working groups. With the support of a project manager, ensure projects are appropriately resourced and progressing as planned.
      • Identify and lead collaborative research projects in neurodegenerative disease. Develop research program goals and align scientific projects to these goals.
        • Lead institutional and collaborative efforts to obtain external research funding from grants, contracts, industry and philanthropic sources to support research projects.
          • Understand agency research priorities (e.g., through strategic plans, NIH meetings, direct engagement with NIH leadership) and monitor federal and state funding trends and directions. Provide recommendations on the research and funding landscape to inform decisions on strategic direction and initiatives.
          • Actively pursue research funding opportunities. Provide leadership and faculty with greater awareness of the funding environment and opportunities for research program initiatives. Develop close working relationships with NYGC research faculty and affiliate members to advise on joint research opportunities and strategies. Mentor other researchers at NYGC.
          • Participate in the NYGC Grant Review Committee. Provide subject matter expertise on funding opportunity requirements, agency grants policies, critical contacts, etc.
          • Lead and coordinate grant and funder proposals and applications, bringing together NYGC staff and affiliates to write highly competitive submissions. Review and edit neurodegenerative disease grant proposals from across the NYGC and affiliate institutions.
          • Drive regular contact and strategic interactions with prospective partners, collaborators, officials, and professional organizations to promote and craft new opportunities and to ensure a strong fit with the funder’s objectives.
          • Support the Chief Business Officer and VP, Development by identifying industry collaboration and foundation funding opportunities. Attend meetings and present NYGC scientific work or capabilities to secure partnerships, funding, and philanthropic support. Lead internal efforts to write and submit competitive proposals in a timely fashion.
      • Represent NYGC in the scientific community. Engage diverse clinical and genomics researchers in New York and beyond to generate interest in collaborative research with NYGC’s genomics and analytic expertise. These activities will be directly aligned with the Center’s goals to further our scientific impact on disease genetics and genomics. This may include: participating in conferences, industry meetings, workshops, panels, and meetings with government agencies.

       

      Position Requirements

      • PhD in biological sciences.
      • 10+ years relevant work experience.
      • Extensive experience and familiarity with neurodegenerative disease research and demonstrated ability in grant writing.
      • Experience working with government agencies that support scientific research, particularly the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.
      • Experience leading large, collaborative research projects, including as PI, as well as a record of publication and funding related to the genomics of neurodegenerative disease.
      • Experience coordinating large grant applications, including those with multiple institutions, understanding the requirements, and grant writing.
      • The ability to lead through influence.
      • Significant experience in genomic research.
      • Strong project management skills and experience.
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
      • A highly collaborative leader who can operate effectively in an environment of ambiguity and bring diverse stakeholders together to achieve a common goal.
      • A credible scientific leader with deep and recognized expertise in neurodegenerative diseases.

       

      Competencies –

      • Job Mastery – deep understanding of leadership role within the complex scientific ecosystem of the NYGC.
      • Continuous Learning – strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills. Collaborative – encourages participation from team members and works effectively at all levels.
      • Credible – functions 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 – demonstrates flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative – develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership and Initiative – prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

       

      Savant Consulting has been exclusively retained to conduct this important executive search assignment.

      For additional information please contact:

      Guevara Rowand
      Managing Partner, Savant Consulting
      415-323-5600
      guevara@savantconsulting.com

       

      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.

      APPLY
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      Scientific Director of Cancer Genomics

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research. We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

      • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
      • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

      We serve as a nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York Community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

      Position Description
      The Scientific Director of Cancer Genomics will drive collaborative research in cancer genomics. As a member of the leadership team, the Scientific Director is responsible for coordinating collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional cancer genomics research (including whole genome sequencing and analysis, single cell sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics). This position reports to the Scientific Director & CEO and works closely with the Senior Director of Computational Biology and the NYGC affiliates working groups to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for cancer genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic, clinical and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC at the forefront of cancer genomics research. The NYGC affiliates working groups are the Genome Center Cancer Group (GCCG) led by Harold Varmus, MD, NYGC and Weill Cornell Medicine, and Charles Sawyers, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Computational Cancer Genomics (CCG) Working Group led by Simon Tavaré, PhD, NYGC and Columbia University, and Sohrab Shah, PhD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

      This role supports and advances the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group and funding partners on cancer genomics, including the development of proposals for joint funding. Such proposals may be targeted to federal funding sources, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and/or industry partners. This individual will be expected to operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with exceptional peers and leaders at other research institutions and cancer centers. This role will require navigating and effectively managing complex cross- institutional relationships to nurture positive relations with these critical partners. This person will be a key contributor to NYGC’s dynamic research environment.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Ensure alignment of NYGC’s research activities with its strategic objectives.
        • Manage scientific working groups that bring together IFM researchers, NYGC faculty, senior associate faculty, NYGC technology development, computational scientists, and affiliate members. Lead efforts to define research projects and project objectives. Bring people together around a common goal and manage competing priorities. Identify appropriate internal and external collaborators to lead research projects.
        • Oversee and coordinate all research projects and initiatives within the cancer genomics program generated from the working groups. With the support of a project manager, ensure projects are appropriately resourced and progressing as planned.
      • Identify and lead collaborative research projects in cancer. Develop research program goals and align scientific projects to these goals.
        • Lead institutional and collaborative efforts to obtain external research funding from grants, contracts, industry and philanthropic sources to support research projects.
          • Understand agency research priorities (e.g., through strategic plans, NIH meetings, direct engagement with NIH leadership) and monitor federal and state funding trends and directions. Provide recommendations on the research and funding landscape to inform decisions on strategic direction and initiatives.
          • Actively pursue research funding opportunities. Provide leadership and faculty with greater awareness of the funding environment and opportunities for research program initiatives. Develop close working relationships with NYGC research faculty and affiliate members to advise on joint research opportunities and strategies. Mentor other researchers at NYGC.
          • Participate in the NYGC Grant Review Committee. Provide subject matter expertise on funding opportunity requirements, agency grants policies, critical contacts, etc.
          • Lead and coordinate grant and funder proposals and applications, bringing together NYGC staff and affiliates to write highly competitive submissions. Review and edit cancer genomics grant proposals from across the NYGC and affiliate institutions.
          • Drive regular contact and strategic interactions with prospective partners, collaborators, officials, and professional organizations to promote and craft new opportunities and to ensure a strong fit with the funder’s objectives.
          • Support the Chief Business Officer and VP, Development by identifying industry collaboration and foundation funding opportunities. Attend meetings and present NYGC scientific work or capabilities to secure partnerships, funding, and philanthropic support. Lead internal efforts to write and submit competitive proposals in a timely fashion.
        • Develop close working relationships with clinical and translational research groups engaged in clinical trials and other prospective research.
      • Represent NYGC in the scientific and clinical research community. Engage diverse clinical and genomics researchers in New York and beyond to generate interest in collaborative research with NYGC’s genomics and analytic expertise. These activities will be directly aligned with the Center’s goals to further our scientific reputation. This may include: participating in conferences, industry meetings, workshops, panels, and meetings with government agencies.

       
      Position Requirements

      • MD and/or PhD in a rlevant scientific discipline.
      • 10+ years relevant work experience.
      • Extensive experience and familiarity with basic and/or translational cancer genomics and demonstrated ability in grant writing.
      • Experience working with government agencies that support scientific research.
      • Significant experience leading large, collaborative research projects, including as PI, as well as a record of publication and funding related to the genomics of cancer.
      • Significant experience coordinating large grant applications, including those with multiple institutions, understanding the requirements, and grant writing.
      • Significant experience in genomic research.
      • Strong project management skills and experience.
      • The ability to lead through influence.
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
      • A highly collaborative leader who can operate effectively in an environment of ambiguity and bring diverse stakeholders together to achieve a common goal.
      • A credible scientific leader with deep and recognized expertise in cancer genomics.

       
      Competencies

      • Job Mastery – deep understanding of leadership role within the complex scientific ecosystem of the NYGC.
      • Continuous Learning – strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative – encourages participation from team members and works effectively at all levels.
      • Credible – functions 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 – demonstrates flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative – develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership and Initiative – prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

       
      Savant Consulting has been exclusively retained to conduct this important executive search assignment.
       
      For additional information please contact:

      Emery Rowand
      Managing Partner, Savant Consulting
      415-323-5400
      emery@savantconsulting.com

       

      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.

      APPLY
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      Scientific Director of Neuropsychiatric Disease Genomics

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research. We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

      • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
      • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

      We serve as a nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York Community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

      Position Description

      The Scientific Director of Neuropsychiatric Disease Genomics will drive collaborative research in the genomics of neuropsychiatric diseases. As a member of the leadership team, the Scientific Director will develop and execute the disease area strategy at the NYGC and coordinate collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional neuropsychiatric disease genomics research (including including Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disease). This position reports to the Scientific Director & CEO and works closely with the Co-principal investigators of the NYGC Center for Common Disease Grant (CCDG) and the NYGC affiliates working group on neuropsychiatric diseases to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for neuropsychiatric disease genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC and its founding institution partners (Institutional Founding Members – IFMs) at the forefront of neuropsychiatric disease research.

      The Scientific Director will support and advance the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group and funding partners on neuropsychiatric diseases, including the development of proposals for joint funding. Such proposals may be targeted to federal funding sources, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and/or industry partners. This individual will be expected to operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with exceptional peers and leaders at other research institutions. This role will require navigating and effectively managing complex cross-institutional relationships to nurture positive relations with these critical partners. This person will be a key contributor to NYGC’s dynamic research environment.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Ensure alignment of NYGC’s research activities with its strategic objectives.
        • Manage scientific working groups that bring together IFM researchers, NYGC faculty, senior associate faculty, NYGC technology development and computational scientists, and affiliate members. Lead efforts to define research projects and project objectives. Bring people together around a common goal and manage competing priorities. Identify appropriate internal and external collaborators to lead research projects.
        • Oversee and coordinate all research projects and initiatives within the neuropsychiatric disease genomics program generated from the working groups. With the support of a project manager, ensure projects are appropriately resourced and progressing as planned.
      • Identify and lead collaborative research projects in neuropsychiatric disease. Develop research program goals and align scientific projects to these goals.
        • Lead institutional and collaborative efforts to obtain external research funding from grants, contracts, industry and philanthropic sources to support research projects.
          • Understand agency research priorities (e.g., through strategic plans, NIH meetings, direct engagement with NIH leadership) and monitor federal and state funding trends and directions. Provide recommendations on the research and funding landscape to inform decisions on strategic direction and initiatives.
          • Actively pursue research funding opportunities. Provide leadership and faculty with greater awareness of the funding environment and opportunities for research program initiatives. Develop close working relationships with NYGC research faculty and affiliate members to advise on joint research opportunities and strategies. Mentor other researchers at NYGC.
          • Participate in the NYGC Grant Review Committee. Provide subject matter expertise on funding opportunity requirements, agency grants policies, critical contacts, etc.
          • Lead and coordinate grant and funder proposals and applications, bringing together NYGC staff and affiliates to write highly competitive submissions. Review and edit neuropsychiatric disease grant proposals from across the NYGC and affiliate
          • Drive regular contact and strategic interactions with prospective partners, collaborators, officials, and professional organizations to promote and craft new opportunities and to ensure a strong fit with the funder’s objectives.
          • Support the Chief Business Officer and VP, Development by identifying industry collaboration and foundation funding opportunities. Attend meetings and present NYGC scientific work or capabilities to secure partnerships, funding, and philanthropic support. Lead internal efforts to write and submit competitive proposals in a timely fashion.
      • Represent NYGC in the scientific community. Engage diverse clinical and genomics researchers in New York and beyond to generate interest in collaborative research with NYGC’s genomics and analytic expertise. These activities will be directly aligned with the Center’s goals to further our scientific reputation. This may include: participating in conferences, industry meetings, workshops, panels, and meetings with government agencies.

      Position Requirements

      • PhD in biological sciences.
      • 10+ years relevant work experience.
      • Extensive experience and familiarity with neuropsychiatric disease research and demonstrated ability in grant writing.
      • Experience working with government agencies that support scientific research, particularly the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.
      • Experience leading large, collaborative research projects, including as PI, as well as a record of publication and funding related to the genomics of neurodegenerative disease.
      • Experience coordinating large grant applications, including those with multiple institutions, understanding the requirements, and grant writing.
      • The ability to lead through influence.
      • Significant experience in genomic research.
      • Strong project management skills and experience.
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
      • A highly collaborative leader who can operate effectively in an environment of ambiguity and bring diverse stakeholders together to achieve a common goal.
      • A credible scientific leader with deep and recognized expertise in neuropschiatric diseases.

      Competencies

      • Job Mastery – deep understanding of leadership role within the complex scientific ecosystem of the NYGC.
      • Continuous Learning – strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
      • Collaborative – encourages participation from team members and works effectively at all levels.
      • Credible – functions 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 – demonstrates flexibility with changing priorities.
      • Innovative – develops new insights and pursues improvements.
      • Takes Ownership and Initiative – prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

       
      Savant Consulting has been exclusively retained to conduct this important executive search assignment.
       
      For additional information please contact:
       
      Guevara Rowand
      Managing Partner, Savant Consulting
      415-323-5600
      guevara@savantconsulting.com

       

      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.

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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Knowles Lab (Dry 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 Knowles lab (https://daklab.github.io/) will be opening in January 2019 at the New York Genome Center, jointly with Columbia University. We aim to understand the role of transcriptomic dysregulation across the spectrum from rare to common genetic disease. This involves better characterization of the genetic and environmental factors contributing to mRNA expression and splicing variation. A postdoctoral position is available developing statistical machine learning tools for computational genomics. There are opportunities for close collaboration with diverse research groups at NYGC collecting large-scale genomics datasets in the context of neurological disease and developing novel genomic technologies including single cell methods, forward genetic screens and long-read transcriptomics.
      All lab members will have the option of being cross-trained in both computational analysis and experimental work, and will be eligible for an appointment at Columbia University in either Systems Biology or Computer Science.
      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 2-3 references with contact information. If you’re attending ASHG it would be great to chat with you there!
      Required Skills

      • PhD in machine learning, statistics, bioinformatics or a related quantitative field.
      • Strong interest in genetics and genomics.
      • A publication record.

      Job Location
      New York, New York, United States
      Position Type
      Full-Time/Regular

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      Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana 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 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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      Assistant/Associate Counsel

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s), and cancer.

       

      Located in Lower Manhattan, NYGC was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community.

       

      NYGC 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. NYGC 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

       

      NYGC’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking an experienced attorney to provide sound, thorough and timely legal advice in support of NYGC’s research and operational objectives. The OGC is responsible for counseling the organization and its leaders across a wide range of substantive legal and regulatory areas, including commercial transactions, data privacy/security, intellectual property and technology transfer, clinical testing, tax exempt status, faculty affairs, employee relations, export controls, and corporate governance. As a rule, OGC attorneys are expected to become conversant with all of NYGC’s activities and to practice as generalists, with a willingness to learn new subject matter and assume a diverse mix of assignments. However, the incumbent for this position must have a transactional background, with a solid grounding in academic technology transfer and intellectual property.

       

      The OGC is headed by NYGC’s Vice President & General Counsel, who manages one other staff attorney, an immigration specialist and a shared administrative assistant. As a key member of the OGC, the Assistant/Associate Counsel’s principal responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

       

      • Review, draft and negotiate contracts related to scientific and clinical research, clinical laboratory testing, and technology transfer, in consultation, as appropriate, with NYGC’s Office of Business Development;
      • Provide practical legal support to other NYGC departments with respect to grant agreements, software licenses, loan and financing documents, major equipment purchase agreements, and supplier and service agreements. Such support may entail internal contract review, drafting and negotiation, or oversight of external counsel engaged to perform these functions;
      • Help manage NYGC’s intellectual property, including reviewing invention disclosures, overseeing external patent counsel, and communicating with faculty inventors and any collaborating institutions;
      • Provide counsel on current or proposed federal, state or local laws, or other government measures, that may affect NYGC’s operations. This includes, for example, questions on the application or interpretation of laws related to areas such as privacy and the management of human health information, the conduct of clinical trials or clinical testing, the tax treatment of program revenues, and labor and employment practices;
      • Develop policies and procedures to address NYGC’s myriad legal compliance obligations (e.g., federal HHS, NIH, IRS); assist in staff training regarding these obligations;
      • Assist the organization, as needed, with responses to external inquiries or complaints from federal, state or local agencies, or non-governmental parties, that may raise legal or other significant issues for NYGC;
      • Review and advise the organization on any legal issues related to external corporate communications and endorsements; and
      • Aid the Vice President & General Counsel in managing projects assigned to retained outside counsel, including reviewing engagement letters and monthly fee statements.

       

       

      Position Requirements

       

      • J.D. degree from a leading law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
      • Admitted to practice in New York State;
      • 5+ years of experience practicing law with a major research university or hospital, or in a top-tier law firm, required; and, for law firm candidates, nonprofit, higher education or healthcare experience strongly preferred;
      • Science background and knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to academic medical research, data privacy, and clinical laboratories strongly preferred;
      • Strong transactional experience and business acumen required, as well as excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills;
      • Ability and willingness to handle a variety of tasks across a broad range of substantive areas and to learn new areas quickly;
      • Ability to work independently;
      • Strong attention to detail;
      • Excellent judgment;
      • Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated success in relating to many different constituencies;
      • Highly developed strategic and conceptual/analytical skills;
      • Ability to work in a fast-changing, intellectually demanding environment;
      • Ability to make decisions and prioritize work with a sensitivity to the importance of the issues and constituencies involved, and to balance information-gathering with timely action.

       

      To Apply

       

      In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should highlight elements of your experience, skills and/or personality that make you a good fit for the position.

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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, RNA (RNA-seq and single-cell RNA-seq)

      Job Description

      The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our computational biology group. As a Bioinformatics Scientist, RNA, you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of transcriptomic data (RNA-seq and single-cell RNA-seq), a major area of interest at the NYGC. The job requires innovative problem solving in all parts of the process from sequencing, estimating gene and transcript expression, applying statistical methods for differential analyses and clustering to biological interpretation and multimodal data integration.

       

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Analyze sequencing data using established workflows;
      • Develop and improve next generation sequencing data analysis algorithms and pipelines and/or statistical methods to analyze results of RNA-seq or single-cell RNA-seq experiments;
      • Develop and apply innovative statistical methods and data integration approaches for transcriptomics when off-the-shelf methods are not adequate;
      • Assist, collaborate, and consult with internal/external researchers on analysis of transcriptomic data;
      • Interpret and present analysis results to coworkers and collaborators;
      • Publish developed methods and scientific findings in scientific journals and give presentations at conferences;
      • Collaborate with other members of the computational biology team as well as external collaborators and customers;
      • Mentor junior team members;
      • Help identify relevant funding opportunities interests and participate in grant writing.

      Required Skills

      • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or similar;
      • 5+ years experience in computational biology;
      • Experience in transcriptomics, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals;
      • Proven track record of developing novel bioinformatics methods;
      • Proficiency using the standard suite of bioinformatics tools, especially applied to transcriptomics;
      • Expert in R and proficient in Python;
      • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment (e.g. SGE);
      • Experience or training in statistics or machine learning;
      • 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.

       

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

       

      About the New York Genome Center

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research.  We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

      • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
      • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

       

      We serve as nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

       

      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 Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position

      TypeFull-Time/Regular

       

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  • Clinical

    We have a state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic laboratory that utilizes next-generation sequencing technology to perform cutting-edge tests in the areas of genetics and oncology. The Clinical Laboratory is accredited by CLIA and CLEP and is licensed to perform clinical testing in all fifty (50) of the United States and the District of Columbia. This group is made up of experienced technical staff who deliver NYGC’s diagnostics services.
  • 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
      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 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
      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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  • 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.
  • 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.