Summary Job Description: The primary role of this position is to assist with the development of research and management of operations in the Arpaia Lab. This includes (1) mentoring trainees, both in their scientific research and career development, (2) assistance with manuscripts, grants, fellowships, and presentations, (3) coordination of hiring and onboarding staff, (4) overseeing the smooth operation of the lab in coordination with lab members, (5) assistance in animal or laboratory experiments (optional), and (6) coordinating laboratory outreach, collaborative meetings with other PIs (e.g. Danino Lab), and external events.
The Associate Research Scientist will join the laboratory of a Principal Investigator in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. The lab is located on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus of Columbia University in the Hammer Health Sciences Center building. In collaboration with Tal Danino's lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, our research aims to understand how immune responses within the tumor microenvironment can be modulate to promote effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing synthetic biology techniques to create novel bacterial immunotherapies.
We are looking for someone with a PhD in cancer biology, immunology, bioengineering, or related fields, with experience in editing at a major journal. See the laboratory's website for more information: arpaialab.nyc. These studies involve working with animals, preparation of immune cells from mouse tissue for flow cytometric analysis and sorting, and other molecular and cell biology techniques.
The Associate Research Scientist will also handle administrative issues for the PI, assist with managing the budget; manage inventory of samples or data; ensure that equipment or machinery is operating and maintained properly; assist with coordinating laboratory collaborations; coordinate meetings and events between collaborating laboratories; assist with the preparation of materials for publications, funding, and compliance; manage scheduling under the PI's direction to ensure that deadlines are met; coordinate and work with external or partner organizations; and oversee multiple collaborative projects with the assistance of supervising PIs.
Responsibilities Include: 1)Scientific research and leadership a)Lab research: Assisting research projects with in vitro cell culture, molecular-based assays, and in vivo experiment sample collection and processing b)Disseminating research: Working with students and lab members on the development of manuscripts and revisions, fellowships, and presentations c)Mentoring trainees: Assisting with the scientific and career development of lab members and development of alumni network
2)Overseeing the smooth operation of the lab in coordination with other lab members a)Centralized organization: Working with lab members to ensure lab materials are centrally organized and available to all new and current members, including Plasmid, Cell line, Bacteria Strain, Mouse Colony, and Antibody inventories. Ensuring published materials are available and easy to ship when needed. b)Overseeing the coordination of lab tasks: This includes coordinating, hiring, and training students/staff for preparation of lab stocks and materials (bacteria and cell culture media, dishes, etc.). Coordination of lab equipment management.
3)Grant proposals and management a)Pre-award: Initiating grant submissions, proposal writing, drafting support letters, coordinating of required submission materials, and coordinating with SPA/VP&S Pre-Awards for timely submission b)Post-award: Grant project reports, Budget spending & projections in coordination with SPA/VP&S Post-Awards (NCE requests, PI & budget justification changes).
4)PI assistance a)Coordination of external events: This includes coordinating joint lab meetings with the Danino laboratory; collaborative meetings with external faculty and keeping collaborations going; scientific outreach events b)Lab development: Collecting and organizing new results and slides from students into deck presentations; Developing materials for center and training grants.
Internal Number: 7728
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