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.


Assistant Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics seeks an Assistant Editor for its flagship publication The American Journal of Human Genetics. Reporting to the Deputy Editor, you would work collaboratively with the Deputy and Editor in Chief to solicit, evaluate, and manage the peer review process of manuscripts for AJHG. You also will interact regularly with the publisher on editorial and management issues, participate in strategic publishing sessions, and serve as part of the larger ASHG staff team to execute Annual Meeting events, digital programs, and other forums related to the journals.

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Policy & Advocacy Specialist/Manager

The Policy and Advocacy Specialist/Manager manages and supports programs and activities of the Policy and Advocacy Department. Most of their time is split between managing the development of programs and resources to support ASHG member advocacy, and supporting the implementation of ASHG committee projects and activities in policy, advocacy, and professional practice. They also track policy issues and drafts Society statements.

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