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Manager, Organoid Core Facility

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Laboratory and Research
Title: Manager, Organoid Core Facility

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Regenerative Medicine

Work Days:

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Coordinates with principal investigators and directs the R&D activities of technical staff focused on organoid technology development and applications. This role works closely with the Core Director and staff to offer expert support for experimental design, sample preparation, and data generation to support the research and therapeutic development of Weill Cornell Medicine and surrounding science community.

Further, this role provides cutting-edge resources that enable critical advances in basic and translational research and offer high-end technologies and devotes oneself to translational and basic research areas in regenerative medicine, vascular biology, stem cell biology, cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung diseases, metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, children's health, global health, and infectious diseases.

Job Responsibilities
  • Manages day-to-day operations of Core services and products to be provided, which includes the distribution of normal human organoids derived from the biopsy or autopsy tissues from multiple organ systems and mouse organoids derived from mouse tissues.
  • Oversees on-demand services of CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genomic engineering of organoids, distribution of human organoid derivation, and assembly/distribution of organ-on-chip for modeling multiple-tissue interactions and custom organoid chip design/assembly.
  • Oversees imaging service, integrated bioinformatics service to support organoid research, individual service consultation, training, and support and education for students, postdocs, and investigators interested.
  • Develops, manages and reports against service timelines. Adjusts service schedule with input from the directors and relevant core organizer.
  • Leads the ongoing review of work products to ensure the quality of key service deliverables consistent with product standards.
  • Coordinates the development and submission of requisite regulatory documents, including IRB and ESCRO submission, to achieve overall research goals.
  • Monitors progress against service and prepares/presents operation and Unit information proactively to directors and staff internally.
  • Implements a communications plan for the service status and reports to address uers' requirements. Organizes and documents meetings with PI's and staff and presentations to senior management.
  • Focuses and coordinates the service to assure the planned timeline.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in internal and external audits.
  • Master's Degree
  • PhD preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of laboratory experience.
  • Extensive experience with cell cultures is a must, and sufficient supervisory experience or equivalent.
  • Broad knowledge in regulatory affairs and operations management.
  • Experience in microscopy and flow cytometry instrumentation.
  • Proficient knowledge in Biology/Cell Biology and Medical Technology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to review service outputs for opportunities to accelerate service completion and enhance proposed service outcomes.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear and timely decisions.
  • Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Ability to determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Ability to assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and resolve the problem.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Ability to work safely in a BSL2 environment.

Work will be in both in a laboratory and an office environment, but the purpose of the service may sometimes take incumbent to non-standard workplaces.

This is a day shift position with hours Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm, but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet service deadlines.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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