An Associate Research Scientist (Research Director) position is available in the Danino laboratory at Columbia University Biomedical Engineering Department. The primary role of this position is to assist with developing the research and operations of the Danino Lab. The laboratory’s research broadly includes synthetic biology, quantitative biology, and cancer– and the focus is on engineering bacteria as a cancer therapy. See the laboratory’s website for more information: http://daninolab.nyc. The lab is located on the Morningside campus of Columbia University in the Northwest Corner Building.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
1. Scientific research and leadership (25%):
1.1. Lab research: Assisting research projects with in vitro cell culture, molecular-based assays, and in vivo experiment sample collection and processing.
1.2. Disseminating research: Working with students and lab members on the development of manuscripts and revisions, fellowships, and presentations.
1.3. 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 (25%):
2.1. Centralized organization: Working with current Staff Associates and lab members to ensure lab materials are centrally organized and available to all new and current members, including Plasmid, Cell line, Bacteria Strain, and Antibody inventories. Published materials are available and easy to ship when needed.
2.2. 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 (25%):
3.1. Pre-award: Initiating grant submissions, proposal writing, drafting support letters, coordinating of required submission materials, and coordinating with SPA/BME for timely submission.
3.2. Post-award: Grant project reports, Budget spending & projections in coordination with SPA/BME at Columbia (NCE requests, PI & budget justification changes).
4. Lab development (25%)
4.1. Coordination of external events: This includes coordinating joint lab meetings with the Arpaia laboratory; collaborative meetings with external faculty and keeping collaborations going; outreach events such as Girls Science Day
4.2. Lab development: Collecting and organizing new results and slides from students into deck presentations; Developing materials for center and training grants.
This individual will be overseeing budgets and assets of the lab. This would total up to $2M per year. They would not be able to make budget decisions without approval by the PI/supervisor.
Employee will be involved in overseeing the continuous operation of laboratory equipment, maintenance, and services in both normal operation and emergency scenarios, including freezers and cell culture.
Tagged as: Engineering, Life Sciences
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