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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Overview

Phoenix, AZ
201 to 500 employees
2002
Nonprofit Organization
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non‐profit biomedical research institute based in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on research that can help patients with cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other debilitating conditions. Working with a ... Read more

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    Pros

    Great place for a researcher to develop ideas and build a career. For such a small place, there is a wide (and deep) range of domain knowledge and technical knowhow. The creative atmosphere make all kinds of innovative projects seem possible. Incidental, enlightening, hallway/coffee discussions are commonplace. In addition, there is a sense of purpose to the institute which engenders generosity of time and attention from colleagues, regardless of title. There is little sense of hierarchy at TGen. In addition, support (HR, accounting, grants, compliance, etc.) are exceptionally competent, helpful and kind. The IT group particularly, including the HPC team, is the most supportive and capable I've ever encountered.

    Cons

    A small and relatively isolated (but very talented) team means one has to make the effort to learn about emerging research trends. Be prepared for texts to autocorrect "TGen" to "then".

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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Photos

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: The Helios Scholars internship at TGen reaches the brightest Arizona students, culminating in a symposium.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: We have a lot of fun too: At our annual Company Picnic, we have a tug-o-war, egg tossing and potato sack races.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: Dr. Bridget Barker is one of the leading authorities on Valley Fever and works at TGen North.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: Associate Professor Matt Huentelman reports Alzheimer's findings in the keynote at AZBIO 2015
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) photo of: A view inside the lab.
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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) (Phoenix, AZ) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was wonderful, at first. I really clicked with the woman who would be my supervisor, and she seemed invested in my success -not just in the interview. Later they just disappeared and I had to do all the work to pursue, despite being told I was the final candidate and they were about to make me an offer. I had two other interviews at the same time that later resulted in offers (one being a prior employer who said, "Name your price.") The nature of the work meant that Ashion was my first choice, but I want an employer to be as excited about me as I am about them, or it won't work for anyone. I am disappointed but the position is a very meaningful important one, and I hope they get a great person who is worthy of the job. The vacancy's ultimate responsibility is to cancer patients and that can't be taken lightly. I wish Ashion the best.

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    • See above, but generally what I can bring to this position that no one else could. Typical interview questions, but she did ask where I saw myself in five years and what I hadn't done that I still had left to do. Those were insightful. Very positive vibes from the woman who would have been my supervisor.   1 Answer
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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Awards & Accolades

  • IMPACT Award, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 2014

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