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Rockefeller University Laboratory Manager in New York, New York

Job: IRC27518


Job Title Laboratory Manager

Laboratory / Department Neurotechnology and Biophysics

Department Description

The emergence of new optical technologies combined with molecular sensors and advanced computational tools has led to significant advances in understanding how the circuitry and dynamics of neuronal populations give rise to brain functions and behavior. The Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics (LNB) has a significant focus on developing and applying advanced optical imaging technologies with applications for systems neuroscience. Over the last few years, the lab has developed a portfolio of optical techniques that allow near-simultaneous stimulation and functional imaging of neuronal activity on the whole-brain level at the single-cell level in small model organisms and more recently in the more scattering rodent brain.

Detailed Description

The Laboratory Manager will foster the efficient use and flow of financial and scientific resources in a high-level research environment. Will be supporting the head of the Laboratory in his day-to-day responsibilities and the administrative aspects of his long-term scientific agenda and vision. Responsibilities include overseeing the Office of the Principal Investigator (PI) and a laboratory of 10-15 scientists, autonomous management of the Laboratory's daily operations, and acting as the main point of contact for University staff on all administrative matters. Will assist the PI in formulating and implementing short and long-term goals for the operations of the Laboratory, project management, including assigning responsibilities, establishing timelines, monitoring progress of collaborative activities to ensure project milestones are met, and management of the Laboratory's recruitment. Will be responsible for managing laboratory finances, preparing monthly financial reports and projections, ordering supplies and equipment, and managing inventories. Will oversee several private and federal awards, including preparing, structuring, proofreading, editing, and submitting administrative documents for the acquisition of new grants, as well as their yearly progress and financial reports. Will manage the PI's schedule, correspondence and help with travel coordination.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible administrative roles required. Must be highly detail-oriented, dependable, results-oriented, forward thinking, have a strong sense of ownership for areas of responsibility, and have a high work ethic. Excellent organizational and communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships within the lab and the broader University. Must be multi-faceted with an innate ability to manage priorities over long periods of time and provide support in multiple areas. Comfortability with budgets and basics of accounting knowledge is needed and prior experience with writing, editing and management of grants or other types of technical documents is highly desired. Full technical proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Details

This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans