Advertised Summary Job Description: Research Operations Manager to manage the key financial and business aspects of the newly-established Columbia University Cryo-Electronmicroscopy Center (CEC), an institutional core research facility, as well as assist departments and centers with the financial and business related activities in the core and shared research facilities in the Vagelos College of Physician & Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Core facilities and shared research resources offer services to the Columbia University research community, including cutting edge technologies, high-end instrumentation, and technical support and expertise in specialized equipment or processes. The medical school offers greater than 30 of these facilities that are managed in the departments, centers, and institutes. We are seeking candidates with a proven ability to help core/shared research facilities to successfully accomplish their research and business objectives. Working with the Director of Research Operations, the manager will assist the core and department staff in the development of their core facility operating budgets and core rate licenses, and support the optimal use of the core-related technologies and services. Reporting to the Director of Research Operations, the finance and research operations manager is a key member of the VP&S Office for Research team and will work to further promote and improve the scientific environment in the medical school. The manager will report jointly to the VP&S Office for Budget and Finance.
The manager will oversee the annual licensing, monitor recoveries and utilization of core services, and will advise departments in the development of their core operating budget and the establishment of their fee schedules.
General Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS in business or quantitative field such as accounting, finance, or other related field; and a minimum of four years of related work experience. Knowledge of research core operations.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should have:
-Excellent skills in verbal, writing, oral communication; -An ability to organize and direct major projects and/or administrative operations; -A proven track record research administration experience; -An understanding of core facility budgeting processes; -Understanding of the goals and operations of Core Facilities; -Some experience with lab operations of research laboratories, including regulatory, equipment, and physical operation requirements -An ability to take initiative, provide creative ideas and solutions as well was work in a timely fashion to complete projects; -Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact and deal effectively with all levels of administration (faculty, staff, deans, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree, MS or MBA with experience in an academic research center is preferred. Institutional knowledge; history of working in an academic setting; experience working with financial systems (including ARC), experience organizing financial and other data for reports, experience using the Agilent iLab Management System Software or similar software; familiarity with Core Facilities at CUIMC. May require flexible hours and willingness to work on weekends.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175153
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