The Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (PI: Dr. Andrea Baccarelli) invites highly motivated candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Lab Director. The lab uses a combination of advanced computational tools and wet lab technology to conduct large-scale, high-impact, environmental molecular epidemiology projects. Some of the current lab research interests include epigenomics, epitranscriptomics, mitochondriomics, and metabolomics in the context of environmental health. The Assistant Lab Director will report directly to the Principal Investigator to manage all aspects of lab activities and coordinate the long-term trajectory of the lab's research.
The Assistant Lab Director will have expertise in molecular biology techniques and strong communication and problem-solving skills to manage a team. They will directly supervise all lab personnel and ensure lab operations run smoothly. The Assistant Lab Director will also review work of others, from lab results to project proposals and manuscripts, for accuracy, quality, focus, and adherence to appropriate format and stylistic requirements. The Assistant Lab Director will ensure that grant milestones are met, and that work is distributed equitably. They will help in grant preparation including proposing ideas, drafting sections, and writing administrative documents. The Assistant Lab Director will manage lab data and provide support to all accessing the data. Specific goals for this position include developing and executing new projects, identifying opportunities for collaborative relationships with other labs and investigators, identifying resources to accelerate the completion of research goals, and investigating and applying new protocols, procedures, and techniques to approach new challenges and projects. This position requires a strong ability to multi-task, provide accurate and timely results with attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage competing deadlines.
Supervise and manage all lab activities, projects, and personnel (30%)
Manage and build relationships and communication with collaborators to meet project goals (25%)
Develop and execute new lab research areas (20%)
Work with Administrative Project Coordinator on pre- and post-award management (10%)
Mentor students, fellows, postdocs, and lab staff to develop projects (5%)
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested (5%)
Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus four years of related experience.
Master's degree or equivalent plus 3 years of related experience preferred. PhD or equivalent doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience in molecular biology, genetics, molecular epidemiology, or related field are welcome to apply
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