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Laboratory Supervisor

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Laboratory and Research
Title: Laboratory Supervisor

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Endocrinology Lab

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Under direction, provides operational support for research laboratories and supervises of a variety of activities related to the planning, performance and supervision of basic and/or clinical research.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures to support laboratory safety, efficiency and quality control.
  • Provides orientation, training and supervision of staff, students, visiting scientists and new lab members in the application and use of new equipment as well as maintaining and following the standard operating procedures for laboratory activities.
  • Ensures that safety practices are monitored and mandated safety requirements observed.
  • Ensures the safe, timely and appropriate processing, storage and shipping of biological specimens.
  • Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements.
  • Monitors the financial and accounting activities of the laboratory.
  • As needed, performs basic laboratory experiments or routine laboratory procedures.
  • Manages database of cell lines, antibodies, oligonucleotides and other biological reagents.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.
  • Negotiates prices with external vendors for the purchase of equipment and places orders for all equipment.
  • Ensures laboratory is in compliance with the Weill Cornell Medicine, local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate.
  • Prepares IACUC protocols and yearly renewals.
  • Prepares IRB protocols and yearly renewals.
  • Assists principal investigators and post-docs with the preparation of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) for acquiring reagents.
  • Assists principal investigators and post-docs with the preparation of budgets and other regulatory items for grant submission.
  • Organizes schedule of lab meetings.
  • Analyzes data and prepares professional presentations for lab meetings.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Approximately 2 years of related laboratory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies, including ability to motivate staff, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Standard laboratory environment
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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