Department: Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN)Reports to: NBSTRN Associate Project DirectorFLSA Status: Exempt Date: February 2020 ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is the only nationallyrecognized interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interestsof the entire medical genetics team including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists,and genetic counselors. Together, the ACMG and its members engage in coordinated efforts toimprove patient care, ensure optimal reimbursement for genetic service providers, establishstandards of care and laboratory policy, and educate members about advances important totheir practices.
ACMG operates the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN). TheNBSTRN facilitates ground-breaking research in newborn screening as an important part ofthe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development HunterKelly Newborn Screening Research Program. The NBSTRN began ten years ago as an effort toengage stakeholders across the NBS system and has matured into a dynamic and committednetwork of researchers, public health professionals and clinicians. Our team works withresearchers who discover technologies to screen and diagnose disease, clinicians who studycutting-edge treatments and management strategies, state newborn screening programs whopilot new technologies and treatments, and policy makers who consider the ethical, legal andsocial implications of NBS research. To learn more about NICHD’s focus in newborn screeningplease visit https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/newborn, and to learn more aboutNBSTRN, 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 NBSTRNnetwork and translation of strategies into actionable and quantitative plans. Experienceworking with professionals in genetics, genomics, research, industry, public health and ethics isessential 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 managemultiple deadlines. This role will work in our headquarter office located in Bethesda, Maryland. Please click here for the full position description. BENEFITS AND SALARYThe base salary for this exempt, full-time position will be commensurate with the candidate’sskill 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 notintended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assignother duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of thisposition.
HOW TO APPLYPlease 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 selectionprocess. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThis is a largely sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see and lift smallobjects up to 30 lbs.