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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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      Associate Scientist, Landau Lab

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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 expertise in molecular biology/genomics (e.g., epigenomics, genomics, single-cell technology) and desire to learn and grow in the field of Genome Technology.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • Devise and execute genetic research projects aimed at understanding the basic principles of cancer evolution using next generation sequencing and other high throughput methods;
      • Contribute to genomics technology development;
      • Carry out procedures associated with sequencing, including sample and library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and sequencer operation;
      • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team combining clinical study coordinators, bioinformaticians, laboratory scientists, and postdoctoral research fellows to understand the basis of cancer evolution;
      • Contribute to writing of project proposals, manuscripts and grants.

      Required Experience

      • Knowledge in experimental biology and genetics
      • Demonstrated contributions to original research project development ideas and implementation.
      • Good general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently;
      • 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.

       

      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 Associate Scientist, Landau Lab

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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 lab manager with strong expertise in molecular biology/genomics experimental methods (e.g., epigenomics, genomics, single-cell technology) and desire to learn and grow in the field of Genome Technology.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • Organize and maintain a high functioning genomics laboratory;
      • Devise and direct genetic research projects aimed at understanding the basic principles of cancer evolution using next generation sequencing (and other high throughput methods;
      • Carry out procedures associated with sequencing, including library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and sequencer operation;
      • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team combining clinical study coordinators, bioinformaticians, laboratory scientists, and postdoctoral research fellows to understand the basis of cancer evolution;
      • Contribute to writing of project proposals, manuscripts and grants.

      Required Experience

      • Strong knowledge in experimental biology and genetics
      • Demonstrated contributions to original research project development ideas and implementation.
      • Good general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently;
      • 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.

      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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      Grant Writer / Staff Scientist

      Position Description

      The Grant Writer/Staff Scientist will prepare grant applications and other scientific communication materials on a wide range of genomic research topics. This role is deeply immersed in the science of NYGC and supports our research team in building and expanding a successful, independently-funded research base. S/he collaborates with diverse teams of students, postdoctoral fellows and principal investigators, and relates scientific and strategic goals to individual grant opportunities and other research communications vehicles. Typical grants include individual investigator, multi-PI and research center grants.


      Key Responsibilities

      • Takes a lead role in preparation and project management of single project and multi-investigator proposals.
        • Provides advice on grantsmanship, editorial support and standardized language for administrative sections;
        • Manages the scientific writing process, including proposal management, team-building and coordination; establishing timelines and deliverables; and,
        • Provides draft preparation, review and revision of grants and scientific writing.
      • Coordinates with and supports Sponsored Research staff to ensure timely, accurate application submission.
      • Edits manuscripts, fellowship applications, research progress reports, clinical research protocols and other research communications materials written by faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
      • Interacts with lab members to independently develop new grant proposals.
      • Organizes small group meetings with lab members to review project progress, plan experiments, and integrate team data.
      • Assists in the design and planning of functional genomics and genetic perturbation experiments.
      • Assists in analysis and figure preparation of diverse types of data, including high-throughput sequencing, microscopy images, gel images, and schematic diagrams.

       

      Required Experience

      • PhD in genetics, genomics, cancer biology or related discipline required;
      • 5+ year’s research experience including contributing to grant writing required;
      • Exceptional written communication skills required to prepare and edit competitive grant applications, publications, administrative materials, and other research communications;
      • Experience of standard grant development concepts, practices, and procedures in a research environment preferred;
      • Ability to grasp complicated technical subjects, synthesize diverse lines of evidence and apply these abilities to technical writing required;
      • Experience handling the scientific writing and project management process for multi-investigator and institutional grant applications strongly preferred;
      • Applied statistics background to perform power calculations and develop quantitative metrics for genomic assays;
      • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams of investigators and administrative personnel required; and,
      • Strong project management skills and experience 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.

       

      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.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

       

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      Data Scientist Associate, 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 Data Scientist Associate, 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.

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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.

      To be considered for this role, please email Dr. Sanjana at nsanjana@nygenome.org with the following items: 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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      Human Resources Business Partner

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

       

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

       

      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

      Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Business Partner is a generalist position with primary responsibility for employee relations, partnering with managers, recruitment and HR projects. The Human Resources Manager partners closely with organization leaders and serves as a trusted advisor to both managers and other employees. The incumbent will address and resolve complex employee relations matters, including issues related to job performance, interpersonal relations and career development. The Human Resources Business Partner also will lead the recruitment process for a wide variety of roles with a primary focus on candidate quality and a secondary focus on time to fill.

       

      Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • HR Partnering and Employee Relations
        • Develops and maintains effective relationships with key stakeholders within departments or operational units, serving as a trusted advisor to organization managers;
        • Identifies and responds to current and future human resources needs within departments, and develops and tailors HR programs and processes to address them;
        • Provides guidance and coaching to managers and other employees related to people management and human resources topics, such as conflict resolution and the interpretation of organizational policies;
        • Conducts investigations and prepares written reports pursuant to complaints and allegations of employee wrongdoing;
        • Provides guidance on performance and behavioral concerns and corrective action, and partners with managers on creating development plans as needed;
        • Conducts new hire check-ins, stay interviews and exit interviews; and
        • Works with internal and external counsel, as needed, to address employee relations and regulatory issues.
      • Talent Acquisition
        • Builds relationships with hiring managers to understand current needs and objectives;
        • Defines job descriptions and develops and implements recruiting strategies that fit organization needs and budget considerations;
        • Develops talent pipelines through sourcing methods including internet research, networking, employee referrals, associations, and other sources; recommends new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting; develops a pool of diverse qualified candidates in advance of need;
        • Communicates regularly with hiring managers to establish rapport, provide status updates, and determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation;
        • Collects, analyzes and distributes feedback to candidates, hiring managers and recruiters throughout the recruitment process;
        • Supports and advises hiring managers to ensure effective onboarding and integration of new hires; and
        • Analyzes the effectiveness of the recruitment process and recommends continuous improvements.
      • HR Projects
        • Leads the execution of HR programs, processes, communications, and initiatives such as those related to employee culture, assessing training initiatives, or introducing employee service programs;
        • Leads and coordinates the periodic review and updating of all HR policies and SOPs; and
      • Other Responsibilities
        • Actively contributes to and collaborates with other HR team members, sharing knowledge and practices that will help HR be more effective to the entire organization; and
        • Provides mentorship to other HR staff.
        • Works collaboratively with the HR team, managers and leaders to ensure coordination, communication and implementation of projects.
        • Promotes compliance with all existing and upcoming federal, state and city laws and regulations related to HR;
        • Acts as a back-up for other HR staff, including for payroll and leave administration;

      Required Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related discipline required;
      • 6+ years of progressive human resources experience required, including:
        • Supporting and coaching managers and managing involuntary terminations;
        • Employee relations experience required, including managing investigations, handling attendance, behavior, and performance issues, and addressing conflict and interpersonal issues;
        • Recruitment experience required, including all facets of the recruitment and selection process such as candidate sourcing, diversity, applicant tracking systems and on-boarding;
        • Working knowledge of most human resource disciplines preferred, including diversity, performance management, and policies; and
        • Proven ability to develop and maintain trustworthy partnerships with managers and employees.
      • Demonstrated understanding of New York City, New York State and federal employment laws and regulations required;
      • Ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential information with a high degree of professionalism required;
      • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment required;
      • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, administrative and customer service skills required;
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and applicant tracking systems (ATS) required;
      • Excellent writing skills and a strong attention to detail required;
      • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred.
      • Experience in a scientific or academic organization highly preferred; and

       

      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 or relocation assistance

       

      Salary range $90,000 – $100,000 (dependent on experience) plus full employee benefits package. No bonus program.

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Grants Accountant

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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

      Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance, 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 maintenance 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;
      • Assisting with development and implementation of more comprehensive time and effort tracking of company wide projects;
      • Producing ad hoc expenditure reports and data analyses;
      • Working with lab managers to streamline purchasing process as it relates to NYGC Faculty; and,
      • Maintaining IT Works database to ensure financial and compliance records match SAP general ledger; reconciling differences between the two databases.

      Compliance

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

      Financial Modeling and Reporting

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

      Required Experience

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree with a major in a business subject (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) required;
      • At least two years’ of related experience required;
      • Experience in higher education or non-profit organization 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; and,
      • Must have strong proficiency with MS Office.

      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 or relocation assistance.

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Manager, Sponsored Research

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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 Manager, Sponsored Research role serves as a resource for principal investigators and scientific staff through facilitating and supporting all applications and awards for extramural funding.  The Manager, Sponsored Research will be responsible for pre- and post- grants administration, maintaining the day-to-day management of assigned sponsor programs both federal and non-federal, and oversight of employees in the Sponsored Research group.  The major goal/purpose of the Manager, Sponsored Research is to guide NYGC to adherence of institutional policies, procedures, guidelines, and processes to ensure compliance with sponsors and funding agencies.

      Reports to the Director, Research Administration.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

       

      Pre-Award Administration

      • Responsible for working with assigned principal investigators to develop and submit proposals, including:
        • Develop budgets for proposals and work with project management and the Director of Research Administration to ensure costs are in line with current pricing models;
        • Track submitted and awarded proposals;
        • Ensure timely submission of proposals;
        • Train PIs and other scientific staff to prepare proposals, through 1:1 coaching and/or group presentations;
        • Develop collaborative relationships with grant funding representatives to discuss problems and details of proposal;
      • Discuss funding opportunities and program requirements with faculty and other team members;
      • Track new FOA opportunities raised by NYGC faculty and non-faculty members as part of the Grant Development Group meetings;
      • Ensure human subjects, financial conflicts of interest, requirements associated with federal grants are met;
      • Provide technical support needed to submit proposals;
      • Advise and review proposal formats based on the announcement requirements.

       

      Post-Award Administration

      • Provide/Review technical support prior to receiving award, including:
        • Other Support (“active and pending support”) documentation for applicants that are to receive awards;
        • Revised budgets and budget justifications, when award funding has been amended/reduced;
      • Work with finance to establish needed award and cost-sharing accounts;
      • Track committed and awarded effort on sponsored research proposals; assist staff with the development of effort reports; work with grants manager and accounting to track expenses on awards, and work with PIs and project management to resolve budget variances and underspends;
      • Review all modifications in awards, requests for extensions and revisions in implementation schedules and negotiate with funding agency representatives concerning these matters;
      • Provide/Review/Process paperwork for PI changes;
      • 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 new and renewal subawards to partner/collaborative institutions;
      • Liaise with finance on incoming and outbound subaward invoices;
      • Issue and collect subrecipient monitoring form from any sub-awardees to NYGC.

       

      Administration and Operations

      • Responsible for working closely with the Director, Research Administration, Finance and Legal to ensure that appropriate and comprehensive systems are in place for grants management;
      • Develop and implement process for final internal review and sign-off on extramural funding proposals, budgets, and other sponsored-research related communications; apply project management skills to ensure complete, accurate and timely communications regarding applications and awards;
      • Ensure annual institutionally-required certifications are successfully submitted, including NYS Grants Gateway, FDP Clearinghouse, Annual Report on Possible Research Misconduct, etc;
      • Manage institutionally-required CITI training and education, which includes: Human Subjects, Responsible Conduct of Research, Information Privacy and Security, and Conflict of Interest training modules. Ensure that any NYGC employees involved in the design or conduct of NIH-funded human subjects research are compliant with federal guidelines and fulfill the education requirements;
      • Report portfolio summary of active and pending grants to Board;
      • Report grants summary of new active grants to Communications department for Newsletters;
      • Maintain and monitor ResAdmin@nygenome.org institutional account – ensuring all grant administration request from external sponsors are met and delivered.

       

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a scientific discipline;
      • At least 6-8 years’ relevant experience;
      • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or willingness to achieve certification within two years of employment;
      • Experience in pre- and post-award activity;
      • Thorough understanding of federal regulations and agency guidelines for grants management and sponsored research, including the Uniform Guidance. Knowledge of sponsor types and different sponsor requirements. NIH-related knowledge required, including knowledge of NIH Grants Policy Statement and NIH Commons. NSF, US DOE, and US DOD experience preferred;
      • Familiarity with grants accounting and procurement best practices;
      • Experience managing budgets;
      • Familiarity with issues of research compliance such as conflict of Interest regulations and human subjects;
      • Experience working effectively, collaboratively and diplomatically with PIs and senior administrators;
      • Experience working with program officers at federal and state agencies, as well as non-profit sponsors, as effective liaison between research staff and funding agencies;
      • Experience working in central sponsored projects offices or other similar environments preferred;
      • Experience with basic award agreement negotiation and familiarity with sponsored program agreements;
      • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
      • Excellent attention to detail;
      • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills;
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
      • Ability to explain complicated policy or regulations;

       

      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.

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Director, Research Administration

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

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

       

      Position Description

      The Director, Research Administration leads the department responsible for administering research grants and sponsored projects at the New York Genome Center. This is a hands-on role: the Office of Research Administration manages all pre- and post-award grant activities and research compliance for the organization. The incumbent serves as a resource for principal investigators (“PIs”) and scientific staff by identifying, facilitating and supporting all applications and awards for extramural funding, and will lead NYGC’s Grant Review Committee. Funding applications may include (but are not limited to) submissions to NIH, NSF, DoD and other federal agencies, foundations and for-profit entities. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and manages a team of 2-3 associates. To be successful in the role, it is important for the Director, Research Administration to proactively build collaborative and supportive relationships with external funding representatives, internal PIs and scientific staff.

      Responsibilities:

      • Manage pre-award grant and contract submissions:
        • Support the preparation and submission of high-quality and timely grant and contract proposals to funding agencies;
        • Review proposals and note technical requirements;
        • Advise on proposal formats based on review of the Request for Proposal;
        • Advocate for PIs with funding agencies;
        • Initiate all required registrations, assurances, and signature requirements for proposals;
        • Provide technical guidance to PIs and sponsored projects team members;
        • Support budget development for all grants and contracts.
      • Identify funding sources:
        • Utilize funding search mechanisms to identify relevant sponsored research funding opportunities (including research specific, career path and career stage specific opportunities);
        • Actively and strategically share upcoming funding opportunities with relevant researchers, follow-up on possible proposals, and encourage and support subsequent applications;
        • Lead the Grant Review Committee, an internal team of scientists and administrators charged with identifying and guiding submissions for upcoming funding applications;
        • Act as the key contact with funding program managers to resolve issues or obtain guidance on specific grant issues.
      • Develop procedures and training:
        • Develop and maintain research administration policies, forms and procedures in consultation with PIs and scientists to support and streamline grant proposal development, submission and maintenance;
        • Evaluate the current grants management system and implement changes, when needed;
        • Ensure complementary internal procedures are aligned with other administrative offices (Development, Finance, Legal and Project Management) to establish workflows that are efficient and prevent duplication of duties;
        • Develop and facilitate training programs to support PIs and other scientific staff grant proposal preparation and writing.
      • Non-Financial Post-award grant and contract management:
        • Review all modifications in awards, requests for extensions and revisions in implementation schedules and negotiate with funding agency representatives concerning these matters;
        • Assist the finance department with monitoring the spending on sponsored projects and address any budget variances with the PI and project management. Ensure seamless coordination between the Research Administration and Finance departments;
        • Ensure that all funder deadlines are met, including oversight of communicating interim and final reporting deadlines to PIs and administrative staff;
        • Support the preparation and administration for all sub-awards to partner institutions and manage sub-recipient monitoring and FFATA reporting;
        • Member of the Grant Development Committee for all large grants, including leading required internal meetings and directing or supporting project management and finance on financial and compliance matters.
      • Reporting:
        • Develop projections for the sponsored research portfolio, such as expected number of applications, anticipated revenue, etc.;
        • Provide regular and ad hoc reporting and analysis (such as underspent grants, projected vs actual grant revenue, success rates, etc.) to key stakeholders and decision makers;
        • Develop and administer the departmental budget, approve and manage expenditure, and forecast short-and long-term budgeting needs.
      • Build relationships:
        • Provide exemplary customer service to NYGC faculty, grant funding representatives and other stakeholders;
        • Provide excellent leadership and people management to the research administration team, including mentoring, coaching, training, and developing staff.
      • Research Compliance and Privacy Responsibilities:
        • Monitor and keep up-to-date with all granting agency regulations, and federal rules and regulations;
        • Ensure NYGC understands and meets all compliance requirements related to grant agreements, including mechanisms to properly manage grant obligations;
        • Manage and facilitate the coordination of the compliance activities of other departments as it relates to grants;
        • Responsible for researching compliance-related education, training and disclosures, working directly with the Senior Manager, Safety and Compliance;
        • Assist PIs and scientists in obtaining institutional review board (IRB) resources, as needed, to comply with federal regulations.

       

      Position Requirements

      • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s or PhD in a scientific discipline preferred;
      • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification required;
      • 10+ years’ progressive experience in a sophisticated academic research grants/contracts office, including leadership responsibilities, required;
      • Experience working in a scientific research environment required;
      • Extensive experience with research compliance (including human subjects research) preferred;
      • Experience working with program officers at federal and state agencies and acting as effective liaison between PIs/research staff and funding agencies required;
      • Extensive knowledge and understanding of federal practices, regulations, policies and guidelines for grants management and sponsored research; NIH experience required; NSF, US DOE, NCI and US DoD experience preferred;
      • Demonstrable experience working effectively and collaboratively with PIs required;
      • Knowledge of grant accounting and procurement best practices preferred;
      • Proven ability to manage budgets required; experience with SSF cost modeling preferred;
      • Prior experience in people management required;
      • Interest and motivation to dramatically grow the sponsored research portfolio over the next 2-3 years required;
      • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel and ASSIST; knowledge of Cayuse and IT WORKS 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 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.

       

      Opus Partner has been exclusively retained to conduct this important search assignment.

      For additional information please contact:

      Katie Dean
      Associate Partner, Opus Partner
      katie.dean@opuspartners.net

      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.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

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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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      Senior Bioinformatics Analyst, Cancer

      Job Description

      • Analyze cancer whole genome and whole exome data using established pipelines;
      • Perform appropriate QC measures;
      • Implement, maintain and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
      • Benchmark new tools for cancer sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
      • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers on interpretation of sequencing data;
      • Summarize results in written or oral reports for bioinformatics scientists and internal researchers;
      • Collaborate with bioinformatics scientists to publish results in scientific journals and external presentations.

      Required Experience

      • MS with 3+ years work/research experience or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
      • 2+ years demonstrated experience with analysis of NGS data, preferably whole genome sequencing data;
      • 2+ years experience of using standard NGS analysis tools and software (e.g. samtools, GATK, Picard, bedtools, etc);
      • Exposure to cancer genomics preferred; experience with somatic variant calling a plus;
      • Programming skills in R, Python, BASH or similar required;
      • Programming skills in Perl, C++ or Java a plus;
      • Experience working in a Linux environment;
      • Experience using an SGE cluster preferred;
      • Experience working with TCGA, COSMIC, 1000 Genomes, ENCODE, or GTEx data a plus;
      • Training in statistics or machine learning a plus;
      • 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, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Cancer Genomics

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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

      This position at the New York Genome Center is within the computational biology group and will report to the Assistant Director. As a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, you will be responsible for applying and developing cutting edge analytic methods to large scale cancer exome and whole genome sequencing data generated at NYGC and elsewhere. You will work with collaborators throughout the city and other members of the NYGC computational biology team to provide novel insights into cancer mechanism and treatment, develop and maintain state of the art analysis tools, and analyze cutting edge data from new genomics technologies. Projects can range from large and diverse cohorts of tumor samples (such as generated in the NYGC Polyethnic-1000 project), longitudinal sampling of tumors, liquid biopsy, single-cell genomics (RNA, DNA or multi-modal), etc. You should have significant experience in cancer genomics, including familiarity with commonly used algorithms for alignment, variant calling, and structural variant calling and computational methods for inferring significantly associated somatic variation from cohorts of patients. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged. The Senior Bioinformatics Scientist is expected to contribute as an individual but may also be asked to manage a small group working on cancer genomics.

      Job duties will include, but may not be limited to:

      • Develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large datasets generated by NGS technologies;
      • Contribute to management of next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipelines;
      • Analyze sequencing data using the established pipeline(s);
      • Collaborate and consult with external and internal researchers on the analyses of NGS data;
      • Interpret and present the results of the computational and statistical analyses to collaborators and coworkers;
      • Assist collaborators with data access, analysis, and interpretation;
      • Supervise and guide bioinformatics analysts/programmers;
      • Contribute to strategic decisions about the cancer genomics efforts at NYGC;
      • Participate in grant application writing;
      • Publish results in scientific journals and give presentations at conferences; and,
      • Participate in community outreach.
      • Stay current on innovations in DNA sequencing analysis;

       

      Required Skills

      • PhD. in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, computer science or similar;
      • 3 or more years work experience post-PhD in Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics;
      • Experience managing and working with whole-genome sequencing data required;
      • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of existing bioinformatics tools, biological databases and statistical methods for cancer genomics;
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
      • Proficiency in python and R required, and one or more programming languages such as Perl, Java, or C/C++ desirable, as well as willingness to learn new programming languages as necessary to collaborate at NYGC;
      • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment (e.g. SGE) required;
      • Experience working in teams centered around a biological question and with external collaborators required;
      • Experience with design of sequence analysis algorithms desirable; and,
      • Excellent written and verbal 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

      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

    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.
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      Network Engineer

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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

      This position requires hands on knowledge of LAN/WAN networking and devices as well as operating systems and server technologies. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of industry hardware types and interoperability, and a basic understanding of application software is necessary.

       

      In this role, the incumbent must be proactive in addressing network issues and updates, testing and sharing results. The successful candidate will be a customer service oriented individual with the ability to explain technical details to non-technical personnel, a knack for problem solving and ability to be resourceful in a high-pressure situation, the ability to follow SOPs, documentation and work guidelines as well as other departmental procedures required. Good documentation skills are a must.

       

      Position duties include, but are not limited to:

      • Support WAN/LAN infrastructure;
      • Ability to configure and support IP video conferencing and IP phone service;
      • Configure/maintain/administer the following environments:
        • Cisco Wireless, Routing/Switching, and Security (ASA & ISE);
        • Cisco UCS infrastructure;
        • Juniper network devices;
        • Arista network devices;
      • Maintain circuit availability for all sites, maintain and periodically test redundant failover, and monitor all network devices;
      • Dress, terminate and test cables and components including CAT6 and fiber optic cabling;
      • Identify, track and remove abandoned cable, and keep cable neatly tied and bundled;
      • Test, locate, install, and repair network infrastructure associated with trouble calls, and performs routine maintenance;
      • Appropriately document the network environment and configuration changes;
      • Identify and mitigate security risks; work with management to improve technologies; must stay on top of the latest issues and technologies;
      • Perform hardware repairs, monitor systems proactively and responds to alerts;
      • Maintain monitoring tools and ensure all sites are up to date with monitoring information;
      • Liaise closely with other internal groups to establish bandwidth requirements, resiliency requirements to support applications infrastructure; and,
      • Work closely with desktop support representatives to provide technical guidance.

      Required Skills

      • 2-4 years of experience in the networking field;
      • Ability to learn and implement new technologies;
      • Technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols and standards;
      • Must possess strong diagnosing, investigating and problem-solving skills;
      • Keen attention to detail;
      • Thrives in a collegial environment;
      • Exceptional customer service skills;
      • Good verbal and written communication skills;
      • Some availability after-hours and weekends; and,
      • Must be able to lift 35lbs.

      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, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • 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.
  • 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

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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 project leads, expected to operate 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.

       

      The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

       

      Responsibilities

      Including but not limited to, the following:

      • Design and implement software solutions from scratch in object-oriented Python 3 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.

       

      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;
      • 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;
      • Comfortable learning a new domain in a short amount of time; and,
      • Comfortable working in an issue-tracking system (e.g. JIRA).

       

      Preferred skills

      • Experience with designing and administering role and permission management systems;
      • Experience with design and implementation of REST APIs, knowledge regarding the different REST-ish approaches;
      • Experience working successfully with contractors;
      • Experience with containers work patterns and administration;
      • Experience with applications involving Clinical data;
      • Experience with HIPAA regulations;
      • Familiarity with application security best practices; and,
      • Familiarity with encryption best cost-effective practices.

       

      FLSA Status – Exempt

       

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Software Engineer II (Applications and Scale)

      Job Description

      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, Huntington’s), and cancer.

      Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center 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.

      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 software engineer to power our next generation of clinical processing and data.  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. Senior Software Engineers are primary contributors, driving our application platform forward: a strong individual and team contributor, who is familiar with breaking down tasks into work plans, and then driving those plans through design, implementation, testing, and deployment.

      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.

      Responsibilities

      Including but not limited to, the following:

      • Implement features in object-oriented Python 3 applications for complicated problems and workflows;
      • Assist with requirement gathering and feature planning;
      • Add functionality to existing Python REST APIs in Flask and create new APIs that fulfill business goals; and,
      • Engage in unit testing, integration testing, and validation testing for your software solutions.

       

      Required Skills

      • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field;
      • 7+ years related experience; master’s degree plus 5+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
      • Excellent skills in programming extensible object-oriented software solutions using Python 3;
      • Functional familiarity with common open source database systems such as PostgreSQL;
      • Professional work experience with more than one programming language;
      • Ability to write robust regression tests within a Continuous Integration and Deployment Framework;
      • Successful both as an independent contributor and in small teams;
      • Experience with common source control systems such as Git;
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      • Comfortable learning a new domain in a short amount of time; and
      • Comfortable working in an issue-tracking system (e.g. JIRA).
        • Experience with design and implementation of REST APIs, knowledge regarding the different REST-ish approaches;
        • Recently worked on a product requiring familiarity with Javascript frameworks such as React or Angular;
        • Experience in estimating components and features;
        • Experience with containers work patterns and administration;
        • Experience with HIPAA regulations;
        • Familiarity with application security best practices; and
        • Familiarity with clinical data management and lifecycle.

       

      Preferred skills

      • Experience with design and implementation of REST APIs, knowledge regarding the different REST-ish approaches;
      • Recently worked on a product requiring familiarity with Javascript frameworks such as React or Angular;
      • Experience in estimating components and features;
      • Experience with containers work patterns and administration;
      • Experience with HIPAA regulations;
      • Familiarity with application security best practices; and
      • Familiarity with clinical data management and lifecycle.

       

      FLSA Status – Exempt

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Technology Innovation

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

      Job Description

      A Research Scientist in the Technology Innovation Lab will develop creative strategies and solutions for genomics research, working with a highly motivated team at the cutting edge of methods development and tool building.

      You should be an independent thinker, able to develop new protocols and novel schemes to tackle complex problems. You will be expected to contribute to existing lab projects, as well as identify unmet needs in genomics and design new approaches to address them.  In addition, you will actively work to apply newly developed technologies to collaborations with leading scientists as part of the NYGC’s working groups in cancer, neurodegenerative disease neuropsychiatric disease and technology development.

      Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Design novel strategies to prepare samples and libraries for next-generation sequencing platforms, including methods that capture single-cell and multi-modal data, liquid biopsy, ultra-low quantities, long and linked reads, etc;
      • Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for research and collaboration, and work independently, actively and creatively to design and execute strategies to address them;
      • Master and improve methods on the newest sequencing instruments, as they arrive;
      • Collaborate with technology providers and provide expertise on next-generation sequencing and applications thereof, both within NYGC and in the wider community;
      • Maintain significant knowledge of the current, relevant scientific literature, and communicate key developments to other lab members to ensure competitiveness of the group;
      • Publish and present high-quality research through journal articles, posters and presentations in a timely manner to the benefit of the research community and to improve the profile of the group and the Center;
      • Take an active role in lab meetings, sharing and improving the knowledge of the team and obtaining information relevant to the team’s goals; and,
      • Contribute to writing and editing grant applications.

       

      About the Technology Innovation Lab

      The Technology Innovation Lab is a dedicated incubator within the New York Genome Center (NYGC) comprised of a multidisciplinary team in which staff scientists and faculty, as well as many research collaborators, can explore and test breakthrough genomic tools and ideas.

      We serve as a creative hub for generating new technologies, protocol development, equipment evaluation and informatics tool development/integration. Although our interests and focus are constantly evolving due to the fast-paced advancement of genomic technologies, we are committed to developing technologies with the potential to advance research for the wider scientific community. The lab conducts ground breaking genomics research by leveraging tools and techniques from molecular biology, biological chemistry, and bio-engineering.

       

      Required Experience

      • PhD degree in a relevant discipline such as molecular biology, or equivalent experience with commensurate publication record;
      • Extensive experience in molecular biology required; integration of molecular biology experience with genetics, chemistry, biochemistry and/or bio-engineering preferred; significant post-PhD experience highly preferred;
      • Deep understanding and experience of modern molecular biology and/or chemistry tools, including next-generation sequencing methods highly preferred;
      • A consistent track record in creative problem solving is critical;
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision but with a strong collaborative temperament;
      • Excellent communication skills and experience of writing first-author manuscripts for publication – able to present complex data in simple terms;
      • Excellent analytical and organizational skills; and,
      • Computing skills essential, and bioinformatics experience highly 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 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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