Columbia University, Department of Systems Biology, Medical Center Columbia University Medical Center, Broadway, New York, NY, USA
Dec 20, 2019Full time
Executive Director will work in the Department of Systems Biology in a laboratory devoted to dissecting and interrogating the context-specific gene regulatory networks that determine pathophysiological behavior of the cell by using a combination of in silico reverse engineering methods, high-throughput experimental assays, molecular biology and biochemical techniques. We are seeking a candidate, preferably with a PhD, who has expertise in project management, scientific writing, and grant administration. Working with the Principal Investigator (PI), the candidate will be responsible for the management, operations and administration of multiple NIH and foundation supported grants and the coordination of Califano lab activities as they relate to grant deliverables. This includes making sure scientific progress and/or deliverables occur in a timely fashion, communication of progress occurs amongst collaborating laboratories within and outside of Columbia, and scientific progress is communicated in oral or written form to funding institutions. The candidate will initiate and lead meetings among the scientific staff and will work closely with the PI and research team members to ensure that research studies are completed on time and within budget. Will assist in manuscript preparation and grant writing as needed. This is a position for a highly organized person with good management skills and includes cross-disciplinary project coordination, scientific communications, budget management, liaising with the Columbia Genome Center (including the High Throughput Screening and Next Generation Sequencing facilities), liaising with NIH and NCI Program Directors, technology transfer activities, IRB proposal generation and maintenance, and a wide range of support activities. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities : The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Oversee the overall operation of the entire program and ensure that administrative and operational processes occur daily and on an ongoing basis and the goals and objectives of the program are being met. Oversee the development and management of the budget in accordance with financial goals and expectations of the program. Evaluate productivity to ensure that all federal research grants deliverables are met in a timely manner and communicated to the funding agencies. Establish mechanisms to continually evaluate and respond to short- and long-term operational and fiscal needs. Oversee N-of-1 pre-clinical study operations. Work with the PI to maintain oversight of all personnel working for the program. Work with the PI to set the strategy and establish standards for the hiring, performance appraisal and competency assessment. Establish job expectations, performance standards, and methods for measurement of standards for all personnel. Coordinate with Human Resources and administrative leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that apply the program. Maintain awareness of team engagement; identify and respond to key challenges and areas of opportunity.