Department: Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Reports to: NBSTRN Associate Project Director FLSA Status: Exempt Date: February 2020
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is the only nationally recognized interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interests of the entire medical genetics team including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists, and genetic counselors. Together, the ACMG and its members engage in coordinated efforts to improve patient care, ensure optimal reimbursement for genetic service providers, establish standards of care and laboratory policy, and educate members about advances important to their practices.
ACMG operates the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN). The NBSTRN facilitates ground-breaking research in newborn screening as an important part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Hunter Kelly Newborn Screening Research Program. The NBSTRN began ten years ago as an effort to engage stakeholders across the NBS system and has matured into a dynamic and committed network of researchers, public health professionals and clinicians. Our team works with researchers who discover technologies to screen and diagnose disease, clinicians who study cutting-edge treatments and management strategies, state newborn screening programs who pilot new technologies and treatments, and policy makers who consider the ethical, legal and social implications of NBS research. To learn more about NICHD’s focus in newborn screening please visit https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/newborn, and to learn more about NBSTRN, please visit https://www.nbstrn.org.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This role will be a member of the NBSTRN staff and work closely with the NBSTRN Associate Project Director. This role will focus on strategic planning and management of the NBSTRN network and translation of strategies into actionable and quantitative plans. Experience working with professionals in genetics, genomics, research, industry, public health and ethics is essential while experience with grant writing and developing funding opportunities is desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following key attributes: organization, attention to detail and accuracy, thoughtfulness, discretion, as well as an ability to manage multiple deadlines. This role will work in our headquarter office located in Bethesda, Maryland. Please click here for the full position description.
BENEFITS AND SALARY The base salary for this exempt, full-time position will be commensurate with the candidate’s skill and experience. ACMG offers an excellent benefits package. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
HOW TO APPLY Please click here to upload your resume and cover letter and three professional references. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This is a largely sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see and lift small objects up to 30 lbs.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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