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Research Administrative Assistant

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Administrative Assistants
Title: Research Administrative Assistant

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Belfer Gene Therapy Core

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary

Under general direction, provides administrative support to research faculty and other staff within the department. This role may also carry out research activities, under the supervision of faculty, as needed.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides technical and administrative support for the proper functioning of laboratory facilities and assists with lab maintenance duties.
  • Responsible for procurement activities related to assigned faculty members or others within their respective labs (via shopping carts, P-card); maintains those records/files.
  • Maintains spreadsheets for each grant or fund within assigned faculty's labs; reviews and reconciles accounts and financial transactions. Investigates and corrects discrepancies. Escalates issues as needed.
  • Working with Research Accounting, assists with closing out grant year(s).
  • Assists with travel arrangements when needed.
  • Provides general administrative support to departmental leadership, including calendar management.
  • If applicable, carries out research activities and conducts some experiments under the supervision of faculty members.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree in a science field preferred.
  • Approximately 2 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience working in a research laboratory setting and research related administrative experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

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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