The successful candidate will lead a team sharing responsibility for maintaining the efficient operation of the Genome Technology Core, adapting cutting edge technologies for nucleotide sequencing, microarray-based technologies and new applications for molecular genomics. In addition to assisting researchers with experimental design, planning, and execution of research projects, responsibilities include staff and workflow management, data analysis, developing research collaborations and writing grant proposals and manuscripts.
Direct the operation, functioning, and developing of Genome Technology Center
Reporting to the Senior Director, Office of Collaborative Science, Assoc. Dean, and OCS. This is a non-tenured faculty position, with supervision of staff of 6 technical staff.
• Improve core efficiency, introducing new technology where appropriate.
• Introduce state of the art molecular methodology
• Update systems and procedures for data analysis and sharing
• Educate and counsel scientific members on the use of current technologies and shared resources
• Develop collaborative partnership with NYGC
• Supports and contributes to translational research projects
o Provides technical expertise and training/educational programs to staff
Answers questions concerning test results and provides testing methods and collection requirements
Conducts on-going lectures and seminars and provides educational materials to staff
o Performs supervisory functions
Schedules vacation, holiday, and other coverage required
Schedules, assigns, and reviews daily work assignments
Trains and develops staff
Submits job description to fill vacant positions to Sr. Director for requisition and approval; interviews and selects candidates; completes required new hire paperwork on a timely basis
Issues oral and written warnings, initiates performance improvement plans and terminations in accordance with human resources policy
Recommends all status changes (promotions, demotions, transfers, leave of absences, etc)
Resolve employee grievances alone or with assistance from Sr. Director
Completes performance planning and appraisal form for new and current staff on a timely basis; discuss appraisal with employee; forwards to Sr. Director on or before due date
o Insures compliance with governmental regulations and regulatory agency standards.
Disseminates information regarding changes to existing or new laws and regulation governing lab procedures
Performs ongoing inspections to staff to insure compliance; immediately instructs non-compliant staff to comply
o Performs planning and budgeting.
In partnership with the OCS Finance Manager and Sr. Director, responsible for determining annual goals for the core, and devising an annual Business Plan that outlines the cores’ scientific development and projected levels of service, revenue, and expenses for the upcoming year.
• Determining the need for new and/or replacement equipment and seeking sources of support to acquire them
Provides input into long and short range goal planning
o Supervises supply, instrumentation and equipment purchases.
Monitor the cost effectiveness of cores as compared to other modes or sources of service
Oversees all core purchasing, monitoring expenses.
Meets with vendors to discuss new or improved instrumentation, equipment and supplies; evaluates and makes recommendations for purchases to the Sr. Director
o Prepares reports and responds to departmental needs.
Reviews monthly P&L report and adjusts accordingly
Reports problems and their resolution to the Sr. Director
Prepares all reports and responds to departmental needs on or before due date
o Serves as liaison to other areas of the institution.
Serves on Committees and others as required.
Participates in teaching activities (conferences, rounds as needed)
o Develops and maintains a high level of customer service.
Monitoring and continually seeking to improve the performance of cores
Displays courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with staff, colleagues, superiors, patients, hospital visitors, vendors, representatives of other institutions and government and regulatory agencies
Offers to assist staff, colleagues, superiors, patients, hospital visitors, vendors, representatives of other institutions and government and regulatory agencies in attaining their goals or completing their tasks whenever possible, or if unable, obtains appropriate assistance