Co-Principal Investigator (PhD Neuroscience, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences) | GenomeWeb

Co-Principal Investigator (PhD Neuroscience, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences)

Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Job Location
Camden, NJ 08103
Job Description

Coriell Institute is seeking an experienced scientist to serve as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for the NINDS Repository. The NINDS Repository at Coriell is a cutting edge, world-class resource for human genetic and biomarkers discovery of causes and vulnerability for neurological disorders. The Co-PI will serve a vital role by working with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Managers (PMs) to coordinate activities to sustain the NINDS Repository and to optimize its efficiency and productivity. The successful candidate will have research experience in molecular and cellular neuroscience and/or human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and in project management. Involvement in projects requiring the management of large numbers of biospecimens and their associated data is a plus, along with a strong cell culture background, preferably involving stem cells.

The incumbent will be responsible for working with the NINDS Repository PI and PMs to ensure the successful operation of the NINDS Repository, while contributing to its strategic planning and growth.
Specifically, the NINDS Repository Co-PI will assume the following responsibilities:
• Work with and assist the PI in all aspects of NINDS Repository team management to streamline Repository operations
• Supervise the entire biospecimen biobanking cycle, including submission approval, sample acquisition, document and data management
• Track biospecimen receipt, in-house processing, quality control testing, and inventory
• Manage the worldwide distribution of biospecimens
• Update the NINDS Repository online catalog and database
• Prepare internal and external reports
• Manage the monitoring of laboratory processes to ensure contract requirements are met
• Attend scientific meetings and engage with submitters and biospecimen users
• Additional responsibilities to support the NINDS Repository


Applicants for this position should be highly motivated and collaborative individuals with the ability to function in a dynamic environment that involves interactions with external scientists, NIH representatives, and Coriell colleagues. Desired qualifications include:
• Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field
• 3+ years of Postdoctoral experience with proven expertise in:
  o Neuroscience research
  o Cell culture and stem cells
  o Managing projects and people
  o Communication (oral and written)
  o Working with computer application developers on scientific/technical projects
  o Human subjects protection training
  o Publishing and presenting research results
  o Grant writing

How to Apply

All applicants must include a detailed cover letter describing relevant experience in Neuroscience, Human Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, or related concentrations, along with an explanation of project and resource management know-how.

Reply with CV (or resume) and cover letter to:

About Our Organization

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is an independent non-profit research center dedicated to the study of the human genome. Expert staff and pioneering programs in the fields of personalized medicine, cell biology, cytogenetics, genotyping, and biobanking drive our mission. EOE

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