Advertised Summary Job Description: The Laboratory Manager will provide organizational management of the genomic analysis core facility at the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM). The IGM's Genomic Analysis Facility offers genomic services across CUMC to execute world-leading research projects that integrate directly with clinical care. As a member of this exciting effort, the Laboratory Manager will serve as an organizational expert to lend support to a team of scientists, researchers, and laboratory technicians involved in an array of genetic and genomic analyses. The manager will report to the Laboratory Director and will be primarily responsible for establishing and implementing laboratory policies, equipment and facilities management, laboratory purchasing, inventory management, reagent tracking, staff timesheets, and support for development of the core in collaboration with scientific staff. Administrative Responsibilities: -Perform general administrative management of the IGM Genome Analysis core facility; -Coordinate laboratory vendor relationships, pricing negotiation, and quote acquisition; -Ensure timely and organized purchasing of all laboratory consumables, reagents, and equipment -Establish laboratory ordering request and inventory management policies; -Manage core billing and provide oversight of core finances Regularly review consumable pricing, make budget projections, and recommendations; -Oversee equipment maintenance, service visits, upgrades, and annual service contracts; -Effectively communicate with all CUMC staff and administration to ensure smooth laboratory operations, including facilities, finance, purchasing, and development Manage staff timesheets and timely submission to IGM administration; -Work with the Laboratory Director and research team to develop and implement procedures to positively impact laboratory function; -Meet with laboratory personnel to ensure compliance with laboratory, safety, and quality practices, including the EPA, OSHA, NYFD, and CUMC; -Ensure staff is properly trained on equipment maintenance procedures; -Maintain quality checks on safety of laboratories, including biohazards, and ensure maintenance of the facilities according to Good Laboratory Practices; -Organize and serve as the primary contact for laboratory meetings and events.
Scientific Responsibilities: -Support scientific staff in the continued development of research in the core facilities; -Oversee sample accessioning at the Core facility, including coordinating sample shipments in and out of the facility, working with collaborators on sample manifest submissions, and ensuring staff is supported to complete each assigned project; -Work with the Director and scientific team to implement a laboratory information management system.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Experience / Skills: -Prior experience managing a large-scale laboratory operation Clinical, biobanking, or genomic laboratory experience desired Strong organizational, detail-orientation, and multi-tasking skills Knowledge of Microsoft Office Staff management experience
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Preferred Qualifications: Desired Education/Experience: Master's degree with 3 years of management experience, or Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience
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