PUCL Job#1148- Immune Monitoring Director Columbia Univ (posted 10/04/17)

Immune Monitoring Core Director

The immune monitoring core (IMC) at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University School of Medicine (HICCC) is a new collaborative resource for clinicians, translational and basic researchers at HICCC. The state of the art facility promotes close collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists, reflecting a formal commitment by HICCC to develop immunotherapy for cancer.

The IMC is seeking a full time director of operations. The successful applicant should be enthusiastic, intellectually curious, skilled in organization and multi-tasking, and enjoy working with interdisciplinary teams. He or she will join a group of investigators using several already established methods within the IMC including polychromatic immunofluorescence, NanoString and flow cytometry among others. The Core Director will spearhead the introduction and application of novel methods including cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF) and single cell TCR sequencing. The Core Director position will be non-tenure-track faculty at CUMC, with an opportunity for advancement within that track.

Responsibilities include:

·      Daily oversight of immune monitoring and additional research projects with a focus on facilitating efficient workflow between investigators and core staff.

·      Management of 3-5 technicians working full time in the core facility and participation in selection and hiring of additional staff.

·      Assisting investigators and staff with experimental design and technical troubleshooting of projects involving human tissues

·      Oversight of communication with core clients within and outside of CUMC.

·      Oversee core budget including billing, rate setting and financial reporting

Additionally, there will be opportunities for involvement in the following activities:

·      Development of cutting edge clinical trial-related projects together with clinicians

·      Development of novel data analysis pipelines

·      Organization of training workshops for researchers within the core

• MD or PhD degree in an area of life sciences with at least five years of research or core experience in immunology
• Familiarity with laboratory methods in immune monitoring including flow cytometry, IHC methods, and functional immune assays
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Commitment to established standards for research integrity

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• Cover letter


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