Director, Research Administration


The New York Genome Center seeks a visionary leader and accomplished subject-matter expert who will direct the Office of Research Administration in supporting and stewarding the Center’s research activities with a commitment to service and technical excellence that also sustain institutional compliance. The Director of Research Administration will lead the department responsible for administering research grants and sponsored projects at the New York Genome Center. This is a hands-on role, managing all pre- and post-award grant activities and research compliance for the organization. The incumbent serves as a resource for principal investigators (“PIs”) and scientific staff through identifying, facilitating and supporting all applications and awards for extramural funding, and will lead NYGC’s Grant Review Committee. Funding applications may include (but are not limited to) submissions to NIH, NSF, DoD and other federal agencies, foundations and for-profit entities. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and manages a team of 2-3 staff. To be successful in the role, it is important for the Director, Research Administration to proactively build collaborative and supportive relationships with external funding representatives, internal PIs and scientific staff.

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research and furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree, a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification and progressive experience in a sophisticated academic research grants/contracts office; will have extensive knowledge and understanding of federal practices, regulations, policies and guidelines for grants management and sponsored research. NIH experience is required (NSF, US DOE, NCI and US DOD experience preferred). Along with experience working in a scientific research environment, candidates will have demonstrable experience working with program officers at federal and state agencies, and have worked effectively and collaboratively with PIs.


The New York Genome Center has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Monica Williams, Associate are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations may be sent to Katie Dean (

The New York Genome Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. In addition, the New York Genome Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and

Contact Information

New York Genome Center




215 779-6145

Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Administrator or Administrative


Target Job Information

  • Full Time