Program Benefits

Early Career Development Program

The NYGC Early Career Development (Post-Baccalaureate) program provides participants with unrivaled scientific training opportunities, leveraging our unique position in the scientific community as a hub for multi-institutional academic medical research, as well as our specific scientific strengths in genomics, computational biology, technology innovation, and clinical genetic testing. Program participants will receive valuable professional experience in our laboratories and computational facilities to prepare them for career paths in the public or private sector, or graduate school training. The program offers competitive benefits that include:

  • Two-year full-time position with a specific NYGC lab/group that fits participants’ educational/career background and interests; 
  • Professional and skills development workshops designed specifically for program participants. Sample topics include: wet lab training, programming, single cell sequencing, large scale genomics analysis, CRISPR, spatial transcriptomics, grant writing, career panels, graduate school application guidance;
  • NYGC-wide events for the broader scientific community and networking opportunities with attendees at these events. Examples of these events include New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meetings, Center for Integrated Cellular Analysis Lecture Series, Monthly Scientific Working Group Evening Lectures, Lecture Series for NYGC Affiliate Members, Center for the Study of the Non-coding Cancer Genome Lectures, Weekly NYGC Lab Meetings, NYGC Sequencing Informatics Workshop;
  • Extensive and personalized mentoring by NYGC faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students through regular 1:1 meetings that aim to discuss participants’ career/academic goals and address any challenges;
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)-related training opportunities with the NYGC’s HR and DEI Advisory Group, as well as through conferences such as the National Diversity in STEM Conference and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists;
  • Opportunity for participants to present their research at NYGC lab meetings as well as at the end of the program;
  • Graduate school application guidance;
  • Yearly salary and benefits: US$ 63,000, and eligibility for NYGC employee benefits including: heath/dental/vision insurance, generous paid time off, 401(k) plan with company match, wellness and family care benefits, and tuition reimbursement, among others; and
  • Opportunity to transition to a regular staff role if a suitable position is available.