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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

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      Position Description

      The Grant Writer supports NYGC faculty and scientists in preparing 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 the institution in building and expanding a successful, independently-funded research base. S/he collaborates with diverse teams of investigators, senior leadership 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 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;
        • 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, clinical research protocols and other research communications materials written by faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

       

      Required Skills

      • PhD in genetics, genomics or related discipline required;
      • 5+ year’s grant writing experience 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 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.

       

      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 relocation assistance or visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Research Fellow (New York Genome Center and Flatiron Institute)

      POSITION SUMMARY

      The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) at the New York Genome Center and the Systems Biology group at the Center for Computational Biology (CCB) at the Flatiron Institute seek an independent but team-oriented Flatiron Research Fellow to expand our efforts applying spatially resolved techniques to understand neurodegenerative disease. The Flatiron Research Fellow will work closely with leaders in neurobiology, molecular biology, and computational biology. The person in this position will report to the Group Leader for Systems Biology at CCB and is expected to spend 3-4 days per week at the New York Genome Center’s Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND). The Flatiron Research Fellow will spend the remaining 1-2 days at the Flatiron Institute.

      Currently, the groups in CCB and CGND are engaged in a ground-breaking collaboration in which we use Spatial Transcriptomics combined with advanced computational methods to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of disease in ALS. The successful candidate will develop new analytical methods for integrating and leveraging datasets generated by diverse spatially resolved technologies spanning the central dogma.

      The Flatiron Research Fellow will be expected to meet regularly with Dr. Phatnani at NYGC and Columbia Medical Center, and with Dr. Bonneau at CCB. This individual will also interact regularly with faculty and researchers at all three institutions. The Flatiron Research Fellow will participate in regular group meetings at both CCB and CGND and will participate in meetings of NYC-wide neurodegenerative disease working groups.

      Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

       
      CCB’s mission is to develop modeling tools and theory for understanding biological processes and to create computational frameworks that will enable the analysis of large, complex data sets being generated by new experimental technologies.  For more information about Flatiron Institute or CCB, please visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/

      The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. The Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) is dedicated to the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. CGND’s vision is to establish a center for applying state of the art genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to the study of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms. For more information about NYCG or CGND, please visit: https://www.nygenome.org/

      In order to be considered for this position, candidates must complete an online employment application through the Simons Foundation’s career website: (LINK). Members from both institutes will be reviewing submitted applications for this opportunity.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      Education:

      • Ph.D in related field

       
      Experience:

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

       
      ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

      The Flatiron Institute, an internal research division of the Simons Foundation, is a community of scientists who are working to sue modern computational tools to advance our understanding of science, both through the analysis of large, rich datasets and through the simulations of physical process Thus, its output will be both original scientific discoveries and new infrastructure enabling such discoveries by the community at large. The institute is composed of four centers: the Center for Computational Biology (CCB); the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA); the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ); and, the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM); underscoring all of the centers is the Scientific Computing Core, the technical backbone of the institute.

      THE SIMONS FOUNDATION’S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

      Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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      Bioinformatics Analyst, Landau Lab

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

      Position Description

      The Landau Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our efforts to study the basic principles of cancer evolution. As Bioinformatics Analyst you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples as well as experimental modeling of cancer evolution. Specifically, the lab is focused on deep learning applications to liquid biopsy and single-cell analytics.

      Job Duties:

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

       

      Required Skills

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

       

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Associate Scientist, Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      About the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease

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

       

      Position Description

      The CGND is looking for a well-organized, methodically working, and highly motivated Associate Scientist. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic group that is investigating the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD has many suspected candidate genes, and the affecteds have extensive phenotypic characterization, thus altering the power to make statistical inference about the genetic landscape that less advanced studies of other disorders cannot. The Associate Scientist will be part of an interdisciplinary team working in a fast-paced environment.

       

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Prepare RNA & DNA libraries for sequencing on the Illumina sequencing platform including library quantification & normalization;
      • PCR, qPCR and standard molecular biology;
      • Cell culture;
      • Conducting other laboratory work, as needed;
      • Performing quality control of the samples and the raw sequencing data; and,
      • Analyzing a sequencing dataset and summarizing and visualizing results.

      Required Skills

      • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or related discipline required;
      • At least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience required;
      • Extensive mammalian cell culture experience required, including;
      • Standard cell culture support, including maintaining, freezing, and plating of cell lines;
      • Experience with electroporation and/or transfection preferred;
      • Significant understanding of neurobiology and neurodegenerative or neuropsychiatric disease preferred;
      • Experience using Benchling or other electronic notebooks preferred;
      • Proficiency in at least one of the following disciplines strongly preferred:
        • Molecular Biology – PCR, DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, restriction enzyme and DNA electrophoresis;
        • Biochemistry – SDS-PAGE, Western blotting.
      • Ability to multitask is required, along with an orientation toward teamwork and cooperation.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Scientific Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

      Position Description

      The NYGC is looking for a scientific leader to drive collaborative research in neurodegenerative diseases. This individual is responsible for coordinating 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 (IFM’s)) at the forefront of neurodegenerative disease research. This role supports and advances the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
          • 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.

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • 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.

      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.

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

      Applications

      Consideration of full-time candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, with a current résumé or CV and a cover letter expressing your interest, should be submitted in confidence: https://www.nygenome.org/careers/job-positions/

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      Scientific Director of Cancer Genomics

      Position Description

      The NYGC is looking for a scientific leader to drive collaborative research in cancer genomics. This individual is responsible for coordinating collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional cancer genomics research (including whole genome sequencing and analysis, single cell sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics). This position reports to the Scientific Director & CEO and works closely with the Senior Director, Computational Biology, and the NYGC Affiliates working groups – the Genome Center Cancer Group (GCCG), and the Computational Cancer Genomics (CCG) Working Group – to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for cancer genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC at the forefront of cancer genomics research. This role supports and advances the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group and funding partners on cancer genomics, including the development of proposals for joint funding. Such proposals may be targeted to federal funding sources, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and/or industry partners. This individual will be expected to operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with exceptional peers and leaders at other research institutions.  This role will require navigating and effectively managing complex cross-institutional relationships to nurture positive relations with these critical partners. This person will be a key contributor to NYGC’s dynamic research environment.

      Key Responsibilities

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

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • PhD in a scientific discipline.
      • 10+ years relevant experience.
      • Extensive experience and familiarity with cancer genomics 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 cancer.
      • Experience coordinating large grant applications, including those with multiple institutions, understanding the requirements, and grant writing.
      • Significant experience in genomic research.
      • Strong project management skills and experience.
      • The ability to lead through influence.
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

      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 with 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.

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

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      Scientific Director of Neuropsychiatric Disease Genomics

      Position Description

      The NYGC is looking for a scientific leader to drive collaborative research in the genomics of neuropsychiatric diseases. This individual is responsible for coordinating collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional neuropsychiatric disease genomics research (including Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disease). This position reports to the Scientific Director & CEO and works closely with the Co-principal investigators of the NYGC Center for Common Disease Grant (CCDG) and the NYGC affiliates working group on neuropsychiatric diseases to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for neuropsychiatric disease genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC and its founding institution partners (Institutional Founding Members (IFM’s)) at the forefront of neuropsychiatric disease research. This role supports and advances the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group and funding partners on neuropsychiatric diseases, including the development of proposals for joint funding. Such proposals may be targeted to federal funding sources, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and/or industry partners. This individual will be expected to operate in a highly collaborative environment, partnering with exceptional peers and leaders at other research institutions. This role will require navigating and effectively managing complex cross-institutional relationships to nurture positive relations with these critical partners. This person will be a key contributor to NYGC’s dynamic research environment.

      Key Responsibilities

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

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • PhD in biological science.
      • 10+ years relevant experience.
      • Extensive experience and familiarity with neuropsychiatric disease research and demonstrated ability in grant writing.
      • Experience working with government agencies that support scientific research, particularly the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.
      • Experience leading large, collaborative research projects, including as PI, as well as a record of publication and funding related to the genomics of neuropsychiatric 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. 

      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 with 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.

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Knowles Lab (Wet Lab)

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

      The Knowles lab (https://daklab.github.io/) will be opening in January 2019 at the New York Genome Center, jointly with Columbia University. We aim to understand the role of transcriptomic dysregulation across the spectrum from rare to common genetic disease. This involves better characterization of the genetic and environmental factors contributing to gene expression and splicing variation. A postdoctoral position is available in molecular genetics and functional genomics. Potential projects will involve Cas13-based forward genetic screens and single-cell/long-read transcriptomics. There is great opportunity for close collaboration with research groups at NYGC with deep expertise developing these approaches.

      This position would be ideally suited to a candidate who has a proven ability to drive wet lab projects but who aspires to develop their computational and bioinformatic (“dry”) skillset.

      Postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program. All lab members will have the option of being cross-trained in both computational analysis and experimental work, and will be eligible for an appointment at Columbia University in Systems Biology.

      Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications; 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests; 3) a list of 2-3 references with contact information. If you’re attending ASHG it would be great to chat with you there!

      Required Skills

      • PhD in molecular biology, genetics or a related experimental field.
      • Substantial experience in molecular biology, tissue and cell culture, RNA biology, and PCR.
      • A successful publication record.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Postdoctoral Researcher, Knowles Lab (Dry Lab)

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

      The Knowles lab (https://daklab.github.io/) will be opening in January 2019 at the New York Genome Center, jointly with Columbia University. We aim to understand the role of transcriptomic dysregulation across the spectrum from rare to common genetic disease. This involves better characterization of the genetic and environmental factors contributing to mRNA expression and splicing variation. A postdoctoral position is available developing statistical machine learning tools for computational genomics. There are opportunities for close collaboration with diverse research groups at NYGC collecting large-scale genomics datasets in the context of neurological disease and developing novel genomic technologies including single cell methods, forward genetic screens and long-read transcriptomics.

      All lab members will have the option of being cross-trained in both computational analysis and experimental work, and will be eligible for an appointment at Columbia University in either Systems Biology or Computer Science.

      Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications; 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests; 3) a list of 2-3 references with contact information. If you’re attending ASHG it would be great to chat with you there!

      Required Skills

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Postdoctoral Associate, Sanjana Lab

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

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

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

      Required Skills

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Administration

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

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

      Position Description

      The Director, Business Development will be accountable for organizing and, as appropriate, leading key business development activities to facilitate scientific collaborations and enable NYGC to increase revenues. Reporting to and working with the Chief Business Officer (CBO), the successful applicant will actively identify and educate researchers, clinicians and industry about NYGC’s services and collaborative research strengths. S/he will assist the CBO in building and effectively implementing a strategy for communicating the value of NYGC ‘s genomics expertise in relevant disease areas to potential partners, and bring significant successful and sustained collaborations to the NYGC, including multi-institution collaborations. This position involves significant scientific interaction with research groups, both within NYGC and in the broader scientific community.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Assist the CBO in the development of a targeted strategic plan, to be approved by senior management, for the scientific and pharma community in relevant disease areas that will lead to successful and sustainable revenue-driving partnerships;
      • Assist the CBO in implementing the strategic plan by:
        • Conducting market research to identify potential partners and key stakeholders to enable implementation of the strategic plan;
        • Assisting the CBO in engaging partners and stakeholders;
        • Writing and coordinating proposals for potential partners;
        • Coordinating and leading preparations for external meetings and conferences;
        • Creating and updating business development presentations, marketing materials and other deliverables for internal and external discussions, including gathering input for these materials from cross-functional team partners;
        • Leading and coordinating internal working groups of NYGC colleagues (e.g., project managers, computational biologists, technology innovation and/or Principal Investigators) to support outreach meetings and meeting follow-up;
        • Overseeing and supporting existing collaborative projects by maintaining internal and external relationships and looking for additional opportunities for expansion;
        • Assisting the CBO in managing expectations of internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaboration partnerships are complementary to our infrastructure and strategic vision.
      • Monitor industry news and trends, update competitive landscapes, and update senior management as appropriate;
      • Perform financial analysis of potential business development opportunities in coordination with CBO and NYGC finance department;
      • Other related responsibilities, as required.

      Required Skills

      • BS degree or equivalent in biological sciences required, PhD or other advanced degree strongly preferred;
      • Strong scientific background with 5-10+ years of relevant experience required; experience with organizing and/or implementing disease area consortia highly preferred;
      • Prior analyst experience in a life sciences organization required, experience related to genomics products and/or services preferred;
      • Ability to perform financial analysis preferred;
      • Experience in scientific business development strategy and running long-term strategic partnerships required;
      • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) required;
      • Key professional attributes required: extraordinary collaboration and influencing skills, strong attention to detail, organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking, teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, professionalism, ability to work independently and self-motivated.
      • Cross-functional team leadership experience is preferred;
      • Experience working in project teams, as well as responsibility for team management is preferred; and,
      • Ability to travel domestically or internationally 30% time 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 not eligible for visa sponsorship

      This position is eligible for national relocation assistance

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Full-time Senior Recruiter (Contract)

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      Position Description

      We are seeking a talented and dedicated Contract Senior Recruiter who is interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced and intellectually challenging organization. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Senior Recruiter will collaborate closely with members of the HR Team and hiring managers in our recruiting efforts as we shift our mission and strategic direction in the next stage of our organization’s growth. The qualified candidate will handle the development and delivery of full-cycle effective sourcing and talent acquisition in support of NYGC’s workforce plans. This role will manage requisitions including building our employment brand in our communities, sourcing, screening, and collaborating with hiring managers while delivering an optimal candidate experience.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Develop and execute innovative sourcing and recruiting strategies in support of talent acquisition goals;
      • Partner with hiring managers to understand organizational needs and develop a sourcing/recruitment strategy to attract top talent and to meet hiring deadlines, through pre-interview meetings and post-interview debriefs;
      • Serve as a subject matter expert on sourcing resources, new and creative recruiting techniques, labor market and industry trends, and competitor information to ensure our sourcing efforts and recruiting practices are successful, cost‐effective, and competitive;
      • Develop a talent pipeline for immediate and upcoming positions;
      • Interview candidates to qualify them for position requirements, as well as provide candidates with detailed information on our organization, compensation package, position details, and expectations;
      • Consult and influence selection decisions ensuring a qualified, diverse pipeline;
      • Ensure an optimal candidate experience while facilitating the interview process and assessment of talent;
      • Prepare candidate offer packages, negotiate and extend job offers.

      Requirements & Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s Degree required;
      • Minimum 8+ years of full life-cycle recruiting experience in in life sciences, biotech, pharma, healthcare or an academic setting is required, with experience supporting Research & Development, Bioinformatics, Software Engineering and other scientific and/or technical areas strongly preferred.
      • Extensive experience in high-growth and fast paced environment preferred;
      • Experience influencing and coaching hiring managers and leaders on recruiting process and talent decisions required;
      • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems required, Silk Road Open Hire preferred;
      • Demonstrated success in deploying web-based search and networking strategies required;
      • Experience conducting competency and behavioral based interviews required;
      • Experience partnering with senior-level management to recruit for senior roles required;
      • High degree of initiative required; must be able to work independently and be a self‐starter as well as a strong team-player;
      • Possess strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills coupled 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.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Director, Development

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

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

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

      Position Description

      Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Communications, the Director of Development is the second-in-command of the Development department, responsible for raising and managing philanthropy that is critical to the mission, growth and innovative work of the NYGC.  Experience in successfully working on major and principal gifts from individuals, family and private foundations and disease-focused foundations is needed as the department is focused on major gift philanthropy.

      The Director position includes the following responsibilities:

      Fundraising

      • Manage and grow a targeted portfolio of major individual and institutional funders/partners giving at the six and seven-figure levels;
      • Assist the VP of Development and Communications to advance key solicitations and close principal gifts;
      • Design tactics and long-term engagement strategy to deepen donor commitment, increase giving, and manage stewardship of NYGC’s philanthropy;
      • Draft gift proposals, stewardship reports, briefings and other materials as needed, including communications on behalf of the CEO;
      • Create strategic correspondence, including solicitations, cultivation pieces, reports and other stewardship materials, to engage high value donors and prospects; and,
      • Oversee the Senior Development Associate in the management of the donor database and online fundraising software, including appropriate due diligence of products, and supervise creation of standards for database maintenance and metrics-based utilization.

      Strategy, Administration and Operations

      • Assist the CEO, President and COO, VP Development and Board in updating and implementing a strategic fundraising plan and develop the annual development budget and revenue/solicitation projections; prepare Development reports for presentation to the executive leadership and Board;
      • Lead enhancement and expansion of prospect pipeline, collaborating with VP, NYGC colleagues and external consultants;
      • Liaise with and steward faculty to determine their funding needs and corresponding opportunities for prospects;
      • Assist the Finance and Legal teams to ensure that appropriate and comprehensive accounting systems are in place and that all fundraising regulatory requirements are met;
      • Supervise a Senior Development Associate and work with the VP to create a long-term growth and strategic staffing plan for the Development office;
      • Train and supervise the Associate in record and file management, preparation of prospect and donor research reports, database updates and maintenance, and processing of gifts and drafting of acknowledgments;
      • Work with VP to determine the need for and feasibility of volunteer groups, councils and other engagement opportunities to develop the donor pipeline;
      • Identify donor recognition opportunities and define various levels of recognition; put systems in place to track over time; and,
      • Provide overall project management support for the VP and perform other duties as assigned by the VP.

      Events and Communications

      • Work with the Board and VP to identify key opportunities for strategic cultivation events and lead their planning and execution;
      • Assist the VP to define the NYGC Development Office brand; and,
      • Create a fundraising communications strategy that is reinforced through all marketing and promotional materials including the annual report and a variety of print and electronic publications and presentations.

      Required Skills

      • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required;
      • 10+ years of non-profit development experience in roles of progressive responsibility required;
      • Experience in medical and/or research fundraising and knowledge of the New York philanthropic community strongly preferred;
      • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of a successful fundraising program and the importance and function of its components required, as well as the ability to multitask and work as a generalist across these components;
      • Strong computer literacy required, including mastery of Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of fundraising database systems;
      • An enthusiasm for science required, and an ability to understand new scientific concepts and to speak in a compelling manner about the New York Genome Center’s work;
      • Given the start-up nature of the department and vision for future growth, experience in both small and large development office settings is strongly preferred;
      • Experience in a fast-paced, start-up environment within a small team is preferred;
      • A “big picture” thinker who also excels at managing details and operationalizing plans required;
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, both written and oral, as well as experience drafting proposals, stewardship reports and high-level correspondence;
      • Keen attention to detail and deadline-orientation required;
      • An independent thinker who can operate without significant oversight required;
      • A highly motivated self-starter with a strong sense of personal responsibility – and a sense of humor preferred;
      • Flexibility, creativity and resourcefulness required; and,
      • An exceedingly professional demeanor required; someone discrete and confidential.

      Competencies 

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for relocation assistance

      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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      Pre-Awards Grants Specialist

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

      Specific Responsibilities:

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

      Required Skills

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

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

      Key Responsibilities

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

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

      Ideal experience

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

      Critical Leadership Capabilities

      Strategic Acumen – Financial and Operational

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

      Collaborating and Influencing

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

      Managing Through Ambiguity

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

      Other Personal Characteristics

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

      Applications

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

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  • Bioinformatics

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

      Job Description

      Polyethnic-1000 is an ambitious study being conducted by a consortium of research and cancer care institutions in the New York City region, with the goal of advancing knowledge about and the use of cancer genomics for all ethnic populations. This will be achieved by genome sequencing of germline and somatic specimens of ethnically diverse patients, in particular those who currently lack access to the most recent advances in medical science.

      The New York Genome Center is looking for a Bioinformatics Programmer to support the Polyethnic-1000 project, whose goals is to sequence tumors from diverse ethnicities and ancestry background across the NYC-area. The full output of whole-exome and RNA-seq analyses will be shared within the consortium of researchers and somatic variants will be presented in a local instance of cBioPortal (http://cbioportal.org).

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

      • Install and maintain a local instance of cBioPortal;
      • Develop new visualization modules to support the goals of Polyethnic-1000;
      • Work closely with the cancer researchers at NYGC and in the Polyethnic-1000 consortium, with NYGC’s computational biologists and software engineers to understand their requirements and implement new tools within the NYGC computing environment;
      • Collaborate with NYGC’s computational biologists to adapt and improve the analytical pipelines applied to Polyethnic-1000.

       

      Position Requirements

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field;
      • 3+ years of software development experience, or a master’s degree with 1+ year of experience;
      • Web application development experience;
      • Experience with JQuery, AJAX, HTML, and CSS;
      • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript visualization libraries such as D3.js, front-end framework such as React or Angular;
      • Experience with Java, C/C++, or Python;
      • Experience developing in teams using Git/GitHub or other source code control systems; and,
      • Prior involvement or interest in bioinformatics or cancer genomics domain.

       

      Competencies

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

       

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

       

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

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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      Bioinformatics Scientist (Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology)

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

      Key Responsibilities

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

      Required Skills

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

      Competencies

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • Clinical

    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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      Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostics (Contract)

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

      Position Description:

      This position is separate to the full-time Assistant Director role. This is a part-time contract role that will last 9-months. Ability to work remotely.

      The Assistant Director will closely work with the Director of the clinical laboratory to evaluate and interpret molecular diagnostics test results, and to participate in new and ongoing clinical assay development. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a state-of-art clinical genomics laboratory and an expanding world-class next-generation genome center.

      Job Responsibilities:

      • Interpret and sign out of clinical test results;
      • Work closely with the Director to develop validation of new molecular tests;
      • Participate in the continued integration of laboratory information system, various software/systems for gene, variant curation, interpretation and clinical reporting; and
      • Other duties as assigned.

      Required Skills

      • Experience in the performance and interpretation of Next-Generation Sequencing data;
      • PhD with clinical training and ABMGG certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics;
      • New York State Certificate of Qualification or eligibility in genetic testing;
      • Experience with variant classification as per ACMG guidelines; Knowledge of phenotype ontologies;
      • Self-motivated and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience;
      • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up like environment;
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential for this role.

      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 Exempt

      * This position is eligible for relocation assistance and visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostics

      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.

      Job Responsibilities:

      • Interpret and sign out of clinical test results;
      • Work closely with the Director to develop validation of new molecular tests;
      • Participate in the continued integration of laboratory information system, various software/systems for gene, variant curation, interpretation and clinical reporting; and
      • Other duties as assigned.

      Required Skills

      • Experience in the performance and interpretation of Next-Generation Sequencing data;
      • PhD with clinical training and ABMGG certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics;
      • New York State Certificate of Qualification or eligibility in genetic testing;
      • Experience with variant classification as per ACMG guidelines; Knowledge of phenotype ontologies;
      • Self-motivated and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience;
      • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up like environment;
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential for this role.

      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 Exempt

      * This position is eligible for relocation assistance and visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Clinical Genomics Scientist

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

      Key Responsibilities

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

      Required Skills

      Key Responsibilities

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

      Requirements & Qualifications

      Essential

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

      Desirable

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

      Competencies

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt or Non-Exempt (choose one)

      This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Staff Scientist, Clinical Laboratory

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

      Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to

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

      Required Skills

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

      Preferred

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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  • IT and Computing

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

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

      Job Description

      About the New York Genome Center

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

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

      Position Description

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

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

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

      Required Skills

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

      Competencies

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

      This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

       

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      Associate Scientist

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

      Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

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

      Required Skills

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

       

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      Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies

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

      Responsibilities include:

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

      Requirements

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

      Competencies

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt This position is eligible for relocation assistance

      Applications

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

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  • Software Engineering

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

      Job Description

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

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

      Position Description

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

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

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

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

      Required Skills

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

      Required skills

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

      Preferred skills

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

      Competencies

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

      FLSA Status – Exempt

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

      Job Location

      New York, New York, United States

      Position Type

      Full-Time/Regular

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  • 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.