Our Scientific Platform teams develop the tools and services that help drive discovery throughout Columbia University and the broader scientific community. Working hand-in-hand with scientists, our experts push the limits of cellular imaging and magnetic resonance; create state-of-the-art molecular tools to reveal the workings of the nervous system; design and build one-of-a-kind devices to advance research; and host leading-edge computing resources that store and process vast amounts of research data.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Scientific Platforms, the Lab Manager will independently run the business and provide office management support for Advanced Instrumentation, Cellular Imaging, Virology and Research Computing. The Lab Manager will work also support Team Science and work collaboratively with the Platform Senior Director and to ensure efficient day to day operations, managing financial activities, budget responsibilities, user support for the platforms, including researchers, faculty and graduate students. The candidate will manage several important databases and user lists supporting use of the platforms. The Lab Manager must be versatile in dealing with many shifting priorities and maintain smooth operations supporting scientific research goals within the platforms’ infrastructure.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required, including a minimum of three (3) years of related business operations experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office is necessary. Prior experience in an industry, higher-ed institution or similar environment preferred.
Must be within commutable distance for all in-person or hybrid roles.
Must be a self-starter and able to work with many different customers and be able to provide a high level of customer service.
Must be well organized, detail oriented with proficient computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet software, presentation software and, preferably, database management software.
Must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced professional environment.
Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
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