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Columbia University Laboratory Manager - Nephrology in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 516539

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit: n/a

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Laboratory Manager needed to oversee the day-to-day activities of a large bio-bank.


  • Responsible for organizing and accounting for human DNA, RNA, blood, urine and tissue samples.

  • Catalog sample locations across different sample types and databases.

  • Responsible for regularly reporting on the number of samples categorized by different criteria.

  • Identify and distribute bio-samples to lab members for research studies.

  • Perform basic molecular and cell biology experiments such as cell culture, cloning, transfection, mutagenesis, PCR, siRNA knockdown, and western blot.

  • Work closely with the Principal Investigators, lab members and other researchers to ensure adequacy and efficiency of the bio-bank.

  • Maintain the bio-bank and research laboratory supplies inventory by anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Perform additional related duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience

  • Experience in handling human biological samples and nucleic acid handling

  • Experience with essential molecular biology and cell culture skills

  • Computer skills and database management experience

  • Strong organizational skills, and close attention to detail and accuracy

  • Effective communication skills

  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques

  • Team player and be willing to work with human blood samples

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advance degree in a related field

  • Experience in bio-sample storage, bar-coding, bio-bank workflows and management

Other Requirements

  • Work with laboratory animals

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program

  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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