Jobs at ASHG

ASHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds. 

ASHG is a dynamic professional community of human genetics researchers, clinicians, and other specialists who work at the leading edge of discovery, generating new genetic knowledge and translating it rapidly to improve human health and well-being. A non-profit founded in 1948, ASHG has nearly 8,000 members worldwide; hosts as many as 9,000 attendees annually at the world’s largest genetics and genomics meeting; publishes one of the field’s most respected journals; and undertakes a growing array of public outreach, education, policy, and advocacy programs throughout the year. ASHG offices are in Rockville, Maryland, near White Flint Metro in a new office space with free parking, on-site fitness facility, and cafe. We offer a work environment with a great mission, collegial team, and professional trust and respect. We offer a competitive salaries and excellent benefits. ASHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please see our current openings below.


Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) serves as deputy to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and works collaboratively to contribute executive-level, organization-wide strategic leadership and management consistent with the strategic plan and the direction of the CEO. The COO manages and leads staff and programs in several discrete areas of responsibility, from strategic-level development and direction to day-to-day operations. The COO ensures performance of major revenue lines, helps develop new ones, monitors major contracts, budgets, and financial performance; serves as a partner and strategic thinker with the CEO on all facets of Board relations, governance, and strategy; and helps protect and foster ASHG’s productive, trusting, and positive work environment and culture. The COO makes significant contributions to ensure ASHG maintains a place of leadership to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the genetics and genomics research community. With a headquarters office in Rockville, MD, ASHG has established a flexible work policy for regional (DC-MD-VA) staff, with the option to work from the office or primarily from home with occasional office work as needed. Fully remote employees (outside the region) are hired on a case-by-case basis. The COO is expected to be a regional employee, with periodic commuting access to the headquarters.

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Associate Director, Fellowship Programs

ASHG seeks an Associate Director, Fellowship Programs to design, launch, and administer its growing portfolio of graduate-level and post-baccalaureate fellowship programs. The position will manage recruitment and selection processes and design and deliver engaging training experiences and important professional development for early-career professionals interested in gaining skills in genetics/genomics related research and public service: advocacy, public engagement, public policy, scientific review, education, communication, grants management, and administration. The position will have substantial interaction with outside partners and funders and contribute to the fellowships’ integration into the Society’s work plans, vision and values, including its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. This contract-funded position reports to the ASHG Director, Advancement and Data Strategy.

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