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People Business Partner

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

This role is Hybrid (2-3 days on-site in Gaithersburg MD required)

GeneDx is a patient-centric health information company that delivers personalized and actionable health insights that inform diagnosis, guide treatment and improve drug discovery. The company is transforming healthcare through its industry-leading exome and genome testing and interpretation, fueled by one of the world’s largest, rare disease data sets. GeneDx is uniquely positioned to accelerate the use of genomic and large-scale clinical information to enable precision medicine as the standard of care.

The People Business Partner (PBP) will provide coaching, create a sense of community and connectivity within our Gaithersburg lab; lead organizational assessments, and embed our people strategy within the business functions to achieve short and long-term Company goals.


  • Manage the relationship between team members, leaders, and the organization through:
    • Problem resolution through non-biased internal investigations.
    • Resolve conflict
    • Provide guidance on discipline and terminations.
    • Ensure fair treatment and compliance with company policies and employment laws
    • Foster a positive work environment
    • Promote team member satisfaction
  • Develop and implement team member relations best practices and programs
  • Execute and engage team members people strategies and engagement initiatives

From coaching leaders on all things business and people, our business partners are implementing and shaping a foundation that will enable us to scale our business and patient impact in the years to come. While we are not a start-up, this role mirrors a start-up environment. We are agile, collaborative, and ever evolving. A perfectly blended role of support and strategy.


  • Partner with leaders to align current and future business needs into an integrated people plan for the function. Focusing on opportunities that contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the business.
  • Proactively understand team, leadership, and organizational needs, making recommendations, and implementing appropriate solutions to scale.
  • Integrate and partner with the People team in Recruitment, Total Rewards, People Strategy, and Legal to build and implement solutions that will help scale the business and support our people.
  • Align with functional goals and key areas of impact. Consistently analyze the progress and stop gaps to support your teams in achieving their goals and/or creating new pathways that will lead to solutions and breakthroughs.
  • Connect with leaders to ensure Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging is owned by all and led by our leaders.
  • Ensure the proper roll out and usage of People processes (systems, performance, engagement, SOP’s, etc.)
  • Coach and support leaders in all things people leadership. Our goal is to build leaders who are comfortable and confident in this space so they can build productive, collaborative, and engaged teams.
  • Ensure our teams understand where we are going, how we are getting there, how their role/function plays a critical role and that they feel empowered and excited to make a positive impact together!


  • 3-5 years in a business partner role with extensive employee relations experience.
  • Mentality of ownership and partnership. You seek to deeply understand the business and people to create meaningful strategies, programs, and experiences.
  • A ‘glass half full’ mindset who seizes challenges as opportunities. You are not afraid to think creatively, be inventive, lead change, and understand the importance of teamwork.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sincere desire to create a sustainable and scalable team member experience.
  • Your own personal values are aligned with our Cultural Principles and mission.


At GeneDx, we want to take care of our team and ensure they have what they need to be successful. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:

  • Competitive benefits package.
  • Remote environment with team members located across three countries.
  • The tools you need to get the job done well - personalized equipment package.
  • We’re a small yet mighty team so you will have an impact almost immediately.

GeneDx is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. We are committed to continually developing and upholding an inclusive and diverse environment where every voice, perspective, and idea is heard. We embrace differences and know that our diverse team is our strength and what drives our innovation.

Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$100,000$110,000 USD


Science - Minded, Patient - Focused.

At GeneDx, we create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science. With over 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, and pioneering work in the identification of new disease-causing genes, our commitment to genetic disease detection, discovery, and diagnosis is based on sound science and is focused on enhancing patient care.

Experts in what matters most.

With hundreds of genetic counselors, MD/PhD scientists, and clinical and molecular genomics specialists on staff, we are the industry’s genetic testing experts and proud of it. We share the same goal as healthcare providers, patients, and families: to provide clear, accurate, and meaningful answers we all can trust.


From sequencing to reporting and beyond, our technical and clinical experts are providing guidance every step of the way:


  • High-quality testing: Our laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited and most of our tests are also New York State approved.
  • Advanced detection: By interrogating genes for complex variants, we can identify the underlying causes of conditions that may otherwise be missed.


  • Thorough analysis: We classify variants according to our custom adaptation of the most recent guidelines. We then leverage our rich internal database for additional interpretation evidence.
  • Customized care: Our experts review all test results and write reports in a clear, concise, and personalized way. We also include information for research studies in specific clinical situations.
  • Impactful discovery: Our researchers continue working to find answers even after testing is complete. Through both internal research efforts and global collaborations, we have identified and published hundreds of new disease-gene relationships and developed novel tools for genomic data analysis. These efforts ultimately deliver more diagnostic findings to individuals.

Learn more About Us here.


Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary benefits

GeneDx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All privacy policy information can be found here.