Department: Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN)
Reports to: Technical Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Date: May 2019
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is an organization composed of biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG was incorporated in 1991 to give national representation to providers of genetic services and their patients with genetic disorders and to speak for the emerging specialty of medical genetics in organizations and agencies concerned with medical service, certification, and regulatory issues. ACMG provides education, resources, and a voice for the medical genetics profession and its mission is to improve health through genetics and genomics.
The Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) is a contract funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of NBSTRN is to improve the health outcomes of newborns with genetic or congenital disorders by means of an infrastructure that allows investigators access to robust resources for newborn screening research.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
The Research Assistant is an integral part of the NBSTRN administrative team supporting the management and coordination of this contract. NBSTRN is a groundbreaking project that bridges private healthcare systems, public healthcare systems and Public Health programs with the goal of facilitating research to improve the health outcomes of newborns with genetic or congenital disorders. This position will work with the NBSTRN Technical Program Manager to support preparation of resources, materials for the research, conducting analysis, documenting results, etc. in support of research activities.
Researches and collects data through complex techniques and procedures, literature reviews, or other project specific methodology.
Interprets, synthesizes and analyzes data.
Schedules, organizes and reports on status of research activities.
Plans and modifies research techniques, procedures, tests or software management.
Participates in calls with internal and external stakeholders to assist in the design and implementation of research projects.
Takes notes and summarizes findings from in person workgroup meetings.
Technical Capacity: advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Intermediate knowledge of biology, research and data collection
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently, accurately, and apply research best practices
Exceptional communication (oral and written) proficiency
BA or BS in Biology, Statistics, or genetics or successful completion of at least 2-years of undergraduate coursework to include the following classes: biology, statistics, genetics, or data science
1-2 years of relevant work experience required
Ability to maintain productive and professional working relationships with team members, researchers, and external partners
BENEFITS AND SALARY The salary for this non-exempt, full-time position shall be commensurate with the candidate’s skill and experience. ACMG offers an excellent benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume and cover letter, with salary requirements and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Research Assistant. 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.
This is a largely sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
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.