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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Lab Manager in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union- Regular/Temporary: Regular- Hours Per Week: 35- Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Position SummaryThe Research Lab Manager will support a team of Principal Investigators (PI) in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) by organizing, managing, and supervising the operational activities of the research labs in the department and ensure that all projects are coordinated and running according to regulations (0.5 FTE). The manager will also coordinate and lead specific research activities in Diuk-Wasser lab (0.5 FTE). The scope of duties includes but is not limited to scheduling work for shared equipment, facility planning, and maintenance, inventory control, purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment, fiscal and administrative services, monitoring environmental risks, and quality control within the labs.ResponsibilitiesKey responsibilities for E3B Dept Lab management*Lab Staff Supervision:Point person with C14 training in shared lab spaces manages deliveries during office hours.Manage lab use access forms and maintain a log of lab use.Foster a collaborative and productive work environment within the lab.Safety and Compliance:Develop and enforce laboratory safety protocols and procedures in accordance with departmental and regulatory standards.Conduct safety training for lab personnel and maintain safety records.Keep up to date with safety regulations and ensure that the lab adheres to them.Lab organization:Develop and execute a plan to maximize shared lab space efficiency, in consultation with the faculty.Reorganize lab space to include appropriate storage for seasonal field equipment (e.g., dedicated space in the greenhouse).Instrumentation and Technology:Serve as E3B liaison with Columbia facilities.Ensure that *shared laboratory instruments are calibrated and maintained for accuracy.Ensure sensitive equipment (e.g., freezers) is equipped with functional alarms.Collaboration and Communication:Foster collaboration within the department and with external partners or organizations.Communicate effectively with faculty, 10 researchers, and 30 students regarding lab operations and resources.Emergency Response:Develop and implement emergency response plans for lab accidents or incidents.Be knowledgeable about safety protocols for handling hazardous materials and chemicals.Administrative support:Generate Requisitions and POs for purchasing of scientific equipment.Manage hiring of summer fieldwork staff of student research workers and CU temps.Key responsibilities for Diuk-Wasser lab management**Laboratory Oversight:Manage day-to-day laboratory operations.Assist students and researchers in setting up experiments, providing technical guidance, and troubleshooting.Ensure that the lab is well-maintained, organized, and equipped with necessary supplies and instruments.Ensure that laboratory instruments are calibrated and maintained for accuracy, coordinate repairs as needed.Inventory Management:Maintain an inventory of lab and field supplies, chemicals, and equipment.Order and restock supplies in a timely manner, considering budget constraints.Research Support:Manage data and sample storage, ensure data integrity and security including backup systems.Coordinate and staff year-round research projects such as the UWIN transect.Conduct interviews, hiring, and training of seasonal field assistants, in consultation with PI and ARS.Manage permits and approvals, in particular IACUC and state, city and other permits.Assist in lab and field activities when needed and as time permits (sample collection, tick and photo ID, pathogen screening).Budget Management:P-card purchase reconciliationAssist in preparing and managing the lab's budget, including tracking expenditures, and allocating resources efficiently.Assisting in budget planning for research projects for grant submissions.Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree required in a scientific discipline. Two years of experience in a research environmentPreferred QualificationsExperience using and maintaining scientific electronic equipment and managing dataLab, research, and administrative experience preferredEqual Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly