Early Career Development Program (Post-Baccalaureate Training)
The NYGC Early Career Development (Post-Baccalaureate) program provides recent undergraduates with exceptional scientific training and research experience in faculty and non-faculty laboratories, leveraging NYGC’s unique scientific strengths in genomics, computational biology, technology innovation, and clinical genetic testing. In addition to their scientific work, program participants will be offered various mentorship, programming, and enrichment opportunities that will introduce them to different career paths in the public or private sector or graduate school options. Program participants will be offered a two-year full-time position at the NYGC, starting in summer 2024.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the core mission at the NYGC. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and equitable for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. The Early Career Development program welcomes applications from science-baccalaureate holders who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in biological, computational, biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research, including individuals from racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women.
Participants in the NYGC Early Career Development (Post-Baccalaureate) program will be placed in an NYGC Lab that fits the participant’s education and career background and interests.
Requirements & Qualifications
The NYGC Early Career Development (Post-Baccalaureate) program is open to candidates with a strong commitment to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as a demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- B.S./B.A. degree holders or current/rising seniors in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited college or university (Degree must be awarded prior to the program start date in summer 2024);
- Less than three years since graduation at the time of application submission. Individuals who wish to apply but cannot satisfy this requirement may provide a statement explaining their circumstances;
- Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NYGC we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
- Application deadline: November 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST
- Interviews: January – February 2024
- Final selection: February – March 2024
- Program Start date: Summer 2024
- Program End date: Summer 2026
To apply to the NYGC Early Career Development (Post-Baccalaureate) Program, please apply using our application tracking system. Please note that you’ll need to upload the following materials:
- A CV or resume
- Unofficial transcripts of each undergraduate/graduate institution attended (please combine these into one attachment)
- Three academic/professional letters of recommendation (please combine these into one attachment)
- A personal statement of 500 words maximum that includes the following information:
- Your academic/professional background and your interests in STEM
- Why you are interested in applying to our program
- Your career goals
- Your expectations of the program
- A statement of 500 words maximum that describes your experience, views, and interests related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM
- If it has been more than three years since you graduated but you would still like to apply to the program, please provide a statement explaining your circumstance
NYGC has established a flexible work policy to give employees and other staff more ability to balance their work, personal commitments, and commuting challenges. The incumbent in this position will be required to work onsite at the New York Genome Center but is eligible for a flexible work schedule with supervisory approval.
Salary & Benefits
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;
- A $1,500 relocation allowance; and
- Opportunity to transition to a regular staff role if a suitable position is available.
About the New York Genome Center
The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.
Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with the leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community.
Please note: We care greatly about our employees’ wellbeing, so NYGC has moved to a fully COVID-19 vaccinated work environment. You must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at NYGC, even if you are working partially remotely. If you are selected to interview for this role, we will explain our vaccination policy (including medical and religious exemptions) and ensure you are comfortable moving forward with further interviews.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to NYGC’s core mission. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all NYGC employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people. We recognize that there is still work to be done that will require sustained commitment from the entire organization.
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. NYGC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
FLSA Status – Exempt
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
This position is eligible for a $1,500 relocation assistance.
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