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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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      Grant Writer, Cancer Genomics

      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 Grant Writer, Cancer Genomics reports to the Senior Scientific Director, Cancer Genomics and supports NYGC faculty and scientists in preparing grant applications and other scientific communication materials on a wide range of cancer genomic and genome technology research topics. This role is deeply immersed in the science of NYGC and supports the institution in building and expanding a successful, independently-funded research base. S/he collaborates with diverse teams of investigators, senior leadership, NYGC academic affiliates and administrative staff, 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 institutional or multi-investigator proposals in support of NYGC faculty and scientific staff.
        • Provides draft preparation, review and revision of grants and scientific writing;
        • Provides advice on grantsmanship, editorial support and standardized language for administrative sections;
        • Manages the scientific writing process, including proposal management and coordination;
        • Establishes timelines and deliverables and ensures relevant team members meet deadlines.
      • Interacts with multiple collaborators and institutions with the primary goal of acquiring funding for NYGC consortia research efforts;
      • Assists the Senior Scientific Director, Cancer Genomics by searching for relevant funding applications;
      • Assists Principal Investigators by drafting progress reports;
      • Supports NYGC team members in cancer genomics by editing individual proposals, manuscripts and posters;
      • Coordinates with and supports Sponsored Research staff to ensure timely, accurate application submission.
      • Edits manuscripts, fellowship applications, clinical research protocols and other research communications materials written by faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

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

      Required Skills

      • PhD in genetics, genomics, cancer biology, genome technology or related discipline required;
      • 5+ year’s grant writing experience required, preparing and editing competitive grant applications, publications, administrative materials, and other research communications;
      • Exceptional communication skills required;
      • Experience of standard grant development concepts, practices, and procedures in a research environment preferred;
      • Extensive knowledge in the scientific granting process and successful writing on grant proposals for scientific research required, including submissions for federal (e.g. NIH and NSF) organizations, private foundations, and donors;
      • Experience handling the scientific writing and project management process for complex multi-investigator and institutional grant applications strongly preferred;
      • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams of investigators, senior leadership and administrative personnel required; and,
      • Strong project management skills and experience required, including the ability to manage deadlines.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type
      Full-Time/Regular

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      Senior Staff Scientist, Satija Lab

      Job Description

      The Satija lab is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Staff Scientist to assist in the development of new technologies for single cell sequencing. We encourage applications from talented scientists who are interested in gaining experience in a multidisciplinary, international, and dynamic research environment. The successful candidate will work with mammalian and invertebrate based model systems in combination with next generation sequencing and CRISPR technology and will work closely with other scientists in the lab. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the growing space of single cell genomics while contributing to new research in cancer immunology and developmental neuroscience.

       

      Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Assist in the development, execution and optimization of advanced new research techniques including CRISPR based genome engineering, and spatially resolved molecular profiling strategies;
      • Prepare samples for single cell biology experiments;
      • Run high-throughput automation, robotics and microfluidic pipelines for single cell analysis;
      • Prepare cDNA libraries for Illumina sequencing;
      • Maintain mammalian cell cultures, set-up experiments and perform flowcytometry analysis;
      • Work together with the lab manager to maintain lab stocks and order supplies; and,
      • Perform troubleshooting experiments within limits of knowledge and training.

       

      About the Satija Lab

      Dr. Satija’s lab studies the causes and consequences of cellular heterogeneity in complex biological systems. His group is particularly interested in single cell genomics, with active development in both the dry and wet lab. The lab integrates novel statistical and machine learning-based methods with experimental analysis in order to better understand how cells work together to drive biological processes and behaviors.

       

      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.

       

      Required Skills

      • The ideal candidate will have a MS/PhD degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology or any related field in the life sciences with strong interest in genome biology and biotechnology;
      • 4-6 years of lab experience is preferred but not required;
      • Preference will be given to candidates with immediate availability.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Research Associate, Satija Lab

      Job Description

      The Satija Lab is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Associate to assist in the development of new technologies for single cell sequencing. We encourage applications from talented scientists, who are interested in gaining experience in a multidisciplinary, international, and dynamic research environment. The successful candidate will work with mammalian and invertebrate based model systems in combination with next generation sequencing and CRISPR technology and will work closely with other scientists in the lab. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the growing space of single cell genomics while contributing to new research in cancer immunology and developmental neuroscience.

      Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Assist in the development, execution and optimization of advanced new research techniques including CRISPR based genome engineering;
      • Prepare samples for single cell biology experiments;
      • Run high-throughput automation, robotics and microfluidic pipelines for single cell analysis;
      • Prepare cDNA libraries for Illumina sequencing;
      • Maintain mammalian cell cultures, set-up experiments and perform flowcytometry analysis;
      • Work together with the lab manager to maintain lab stocks and order supplies; and,
      • Perform troubleshooting experiments within limits of knowledge and training.

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


      About the Satija Lab

      Dr. Satija’s lab studies the causes and consequences of cellular heterogeneity in complex biological systems. His group is particularly interested in single cell genomics, with active development in both the dry and wet lab. The lab integrates novel statistical and machine learning-based methods with experimental analysis in order to better understand how cells work together to drive biological processes and behaviors.

      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.


      Required Skills

      • The ideal candidate will have a BS/BA degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology or any related field in the life sciences with strong interest in genome biology and biotechnology;
      • 1-2 years of lab experience is preferred but not required;
      • Preference will be given to candidates with immediate availability.

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Computational Biologist, Satija Lab

      Job Description

      The Satija Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated computational biologist. We encourage applications from talented scientists, who are interested in gaining experience in a multidisciplinary, international, and dynamic research environment. The successful candidate will work closely to PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and computational biologists in the lab to develop new statistical methods and software for the analysis of single cell datasets. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the growing space of single cell genomics while contributing to new research in cancer immunology and developmental neuroscience.

      Job duties will include:

      • Develop computational methods to analyze single-cell genomics datasets
      • Contribute to the codebase, development, and support of open-source software packages
      • Assist in data analysis and interpretation for diverse research projects
      • Help to manage lab servers and computational infrastructure
      • Document and present results in written or oral reports to other lab members

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

      About the Satija Lab

      Dr. Satija’s lab studies the causes and consequences of cellular heterogeneity in complex biological systems. His group is particularly interested in single cell genomics, with active development in both the dry and wet lab. The lab integrates novel statistical and machine learning-based methods with experimental analysis in order to better understand how cells work together to drive biological processes and behaviors.

      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.

      Required Skills

      • BS or MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
      • Excellent programming skill, for example, in R, Python, and BASH;
      • Experience working in a Linux environment;
      • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      • Training in statistics or machine learning preferred;
      • Exposure or training in NGS data analysis, functional genomics and/or human genetics preferred.


      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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      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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      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 Associate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, the 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 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 Reporting

       

      • Assist with monthly accounting close process by drafting journal entries to accrue revenue and expenses related to grants and NYGC Faculty.

      Required Experience

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree with a major in a business subject (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) required;
      • At least one year’s of related experience preferred;
      • 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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      Accounting Associate
      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 Accounting Associate performs various accounting and bookkeeping tasks such as:

      • Processing A/P invoices and checks;
      • Processing A/R Invoices, including working with project managers throughout the billing processing, and monitoring collections;
      • Perform other daily data entry functions (e.g. enter all incoming payments, assist with bank account monitoring, tracking of prepaids, etc.);
      • Reaching out to vendors regularly for collection on aging;
      • Prepare and enter necessary journal entries and accruals into accounting system;
      • Reconcile and analyze various balance sheet accounts in the GL;
      • Assist Accounting Manager in preparation for timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close and financial audits;
      • Perform monthly bank reconciliations;
      • Assist with inventory counts;
      • Other special projects, as required.
      • Maintains integrity of database accounting systems by regularly updating files, reports and spreadsheets;
      • Prepare various spreadsheets, reports, and data lists, including cash reports and aging reports;
      • Responds to vendor, client and staff requests for various information;
      • Performs other accounting administrative tasks as assigned; and,

      Although a private, not-for-profit entity, the NYGC operates in a notable public field and reporting requirements over time will emulate public company standards. Implementing proper policy and demonstrating financial integrity and compliance within the NYGC operations is essential.

       

      Required Experience
      The successful candidate will have the following experience / attributes:

      • College degree required; concentration in Finance/Accounting strongly preferred;
      • Minimum 1-3 years of accounting experience required;
      • Strong analytical and high-level problem-solving skills;
      • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
      • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
      • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills;
      • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; and,
      • Strong Excel skills, experience with SAP and Concur preferred.

       

      Competencies

      • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
      • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
      • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

      FLSA Status – This is a full-time, non-exempt position that may require overtime based on quarterly and annual filing deadlines, as well as other project deadlines.

      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 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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  • Bioinformatics

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

       

      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, 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

      This position at the New York Genome Center is within the computational biology group and will report to the Director, Computational Biology, Cancer and Functional Genomics. As a Bioinformatics Scientist, you will be responsible for the analyses of cancer genome samples sequenced at NYGC. This includes the maintenance, benchmarking, and continuous improvement of our analysis pipelines, as well as participation in the downstream analyses. Additionally, you will apply and implement various tools and algorithms to analyze cancer sequencing data, collaborate with NYGC staff on developing new tools and with external investigators on the integration of genomics results within their scientific projects.

       

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Contribute to setup, management and maintenance of next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipelines;
      • Analyze sequencing data using the established pipeline(s);
      • Develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large sequence datasets from NGS technologies;
      • 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;
      • Work with the software engineering team to ensure pipeline upgrades and new pipelines are properly implemented in our production workflow manager;
      • Assist collaborators with data access, analysis, and interpretation;
      • Supervise and guide bioinformatics analysts/programmers;
      • Participate in grant application writing;
      • Publish results in scientific journals and give presentations at conferences;
      • Participate in community outreach.
      • Stay current on innovations in DNA sequencing analysis;

       

      Position Requirements

      • PhD. or Masters with 5 years experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, computer science or similar;
      • 3 or more years work experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics with experience in cancer genomics;
      • Experience managing and working with next generation sequencing data required;
      • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of existing bioinformatics tools and biological databases;
      • 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;

       

      Competencies

      • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
      • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
      • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

       

      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

       

      APPLY
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      Bioinformatics Analyst, Germline

       

      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 highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our germline DNA sequencing analysis team in the Computational Biology group. The germline DNA sequencing team aims to develop, maintain, and improve whole-genome (WGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) analysis pipelines, including variant discovery, pedigree analysis, and functional annotation. As Bioinformatics Analyst, you will be responsible for the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, specifically small & large-scale WGS and WES data. You will perform analyses using existing pipelines, benchmark new tools, and assist in research projects with external collaborators centered around germline DNA sequencing and genomic data analysis. You will work as part of a team of scientists, analysts, and programmers, under a supervision of an experienced Bioinformatics Scientist.

       

      Requirements & Qualifications

      Required

      • BS or MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, or similar with demonstrable computational and statistical skills required;
      • Strong scientific programming skills – Python, R, bash;
      • Additional programming skills in C++ or Java will be an advantage;
      • Experience with pipeline development and management;
      • Experience working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE or similar job scheduling preferred;
      • Strong attention to detail, documentation, organizational, and problem-solving skills;
      • Team-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills;

      Preferred

      • Familiar with various DNA sequence analysis tools, e.g. GATK, VCFtools, SAMtools, BWA, Picard;
      • Experience benchmarking various analysis tools;
      • Experience working with large datasets;
      • Background in genomics and statistics;
      • Familiarity with commonly used public genomics datasets (e.g.; 1000 Genomes, ExAC, gnomAD, ClinVar).

       

      Competencies

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

       

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

      Job Location

      New York, 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.
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      Staff Scientist, Clinical Laboratory

      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 Clinical Laboratory is looking for a Staff Scientist to assist with clinical data analysis.

      Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

      Required Skills

      Position Requirements:

      • MD or PhD in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related field;
      • Prior experience working in a high volume molecular diagnostic/clinical laboratory
      • Experience in searching and extracting information from commonly used genomics datasets;
      • Strong scientific background, including molecular biology, Mendelian genetics, and nucleic acid biology;
      • Excellent general laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to train others in laboratory methods;
      • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up like environment;
      • Self-motivated and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.

       

      Preferred

      • Completion of ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship
      • Familiarity with analysis of copy number variants (CNV) and structural variants
      • Experience with variant classification as per ACMG guidelines;
      • Previous experience with NGS data review to identify variants related to patient’s phenotype.
      • Programming skills in Python, shell scripting, R, SQL
      • Experience of working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE

      Competencies

      • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
      • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
      • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

      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

       

      APPLY
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      Clinical Administrative Assistant

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

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      Administration:

      • Maintaining the Director, Molecular Diagnostics’ calendar, including scheduling meetings, responding to invitations and working through scheduling roadblocks using independent judgment and discretion wherever possible;
      • Coordinating internal and external meetings, conference calls and events; reserving locations, sending meeting invitations, managing attendee lists, coordinating audio/visual and assisting with preparing agendas, arranging catering, and preparing/clearing meeting rooms;
      • Attending meetings as note taker as directed, tracking action items and following up accordingly;
      • Arranging business travel and accommodations for Clinical lab members and others in the organization as needed, including scheduling complicated long-distance travel and registering for conferences;
      • Manage the expense reporting process for the Director, Molecular Diagnostics, and others in the organization as needed;
      • Scheduling interviews and making travel arrangements for clinical candidates;
      • Administrative duties such as drafting letters to patients/physicians and record keeping, including updating contact lists;
      • Managing incoming and outgoing office communications, as directed (email, phone calls, mail, fax); and,
      • Maintaining rapport and building cohesive working relationship with NYGC executive assistants from other business areas, as well as provide coverage, as needed.

      Supporting the Clinical lab:

      • Assist with accessioning of clinical laboratory specimens including data entry into multiple lab management systems; serve as backup to the Senior Clinical Administrator;
      • Scheduling calls for clinical inquiry submissions
      • Ordering clinical lab supplies; and,
      • Assisting Senior Clinical Administrator and clinical team members in ad hoc projects or any requests, as needed.
      • Assisting the Senior Clinical Administrator in managing all incoming paperwork including consent and requisition forms; managing and organizing the flow of communication;
      • Filing/scanning of all patient medical records and organization of clinical lab files to ensure compliance with inspection guidelines;
      • Ordering clinical lab supplies; and,
      • Assisting Senior Clinical Administrator and clinical team members in ad hoc projects or any requests, as needed.

      Required Skills

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

      Competencies

      • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
      • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
      • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

      FLSA Status – Non-Exempt

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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