The Microbiome Laboratory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Microbiome & Pathogen Genomics Collaborative Center. This laboratory provides support for specimen handling, storage, sequencing and analyses of microbiome and other microbial sequencing projects to diverse investigators from across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Oversee central lab operations and specimen processing for projects using the Microbiome Core.
Develop and coordinate implementation of standard operating procedures for the timely, efficient handling and processing of diverse specimens.
Perform laboratory work, including sample preparation, DNA/RNA extractions, library preparations, and next-generation sequencing.
Perform bacterial culture based work, including drug susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates.
Responsible for training and supervising laboratory technicians and laboratory assistants.
Work with and assist postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in their research.
Assist with implementation of laboratory assays and purchasing of equipment.
Assist in establishing and maintaining laboratory policies and procedures.
Maintain communication between the laboratory and clinics to ensure efficient work flow.
Ensure laboratory compliance with Federal, State, Local agency and University regulations.
Maintain operations manuals and equipment service agreements, as well as laboratory supply inventories.
Assist in preparation of laboratory budgets as they pertain to clinical protocol.
Performs additional duties as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Independent problem solving
Ability to maintain accurate records, manage multiple projects and interact with staff at all levels
Computer skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512252
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