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The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry seeks a Laboratory Manager who will report primarily to Director of Environment, Brain, and Behavior Lab and Center Director (PI) of The Columbia Learning Disabilities Research Center (LDRC). This role also reports to the Co-Directors of the LDRC. The individual will oversee human resources operations and administration within the Learning Disabilities Research Center lab while coordinating the activities of a multi-million-dollar research and training program.
Develop and manage procedures with the Learning Disabilities Research Center lab to ensure smooth lab operations.
Supervise and coordinate lab and office renovations including developing signage and community space for the LDRC.
Coordinate facilities needs for all faculty and staff and oversee and maintain websites for ongoing projects.
Support the organization of major scientific symposia including developing vision for the symposia, inviting speakers, organizing travel and activities, reimbursement activities, and summaries of meetings for next steps and follow up.
Create protocols, work plans, workflows for study activities to ensure all project activities are running according to schedule and within projections and creating remediation plans to address financial shortfalls.
Oversee day-to-day activities of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows including academic appointments, connection with mentors, completion of individual development plans, conference travel and reimbursement.
Monitor expenditures related to study participant incentives, including developing a tracking system.
Ensure timely submission of all reports to funding agencies.
Plan weekly and monthly LDRC projects and core team meetings.
Manage a Twitter feed dedicated to the C-LDRC.
Ensures files are complete for awarded applications, secure missing information from collaborating investigators and/or administrators.
Oversee and provide direction to the research implementation team, including recruiting both part-time and full-time staff, training, supervising, mentoring and conducting annual performance reviews.
Facilitate hiring processes within the research team, following lab hiring and onboarding guidelines.
Ensure integration and foster a team-based approach to achieve the aims of the Center.
Oversee lab safety and space assignments, processing advanced HR transactions, and overseeing the lab's Accounts Payable operations.
Coordinate, collect, review and process personnel actions for employees to include new hires, transfers, promotions, terminations, etc.
Provide day-to-day operational structure and guidance to ensure strong communication among Project and Core Leads in the LDRC.
Present at all leadership committee meetings and will be available to advise all project staff with up-to-date information on project operations.
Arrange for all scheduled and impromptu meetings between staff from the different projects and cores and will assist with organizing the LDRC seminar series and committee and board meetings.
Manage all external communication for the project, including responding to requests for resource sharing, as well as managing and facilitating communication with the LDRC consortium.
Liaise between the leadership committee and Columbia Web and Mobile Services to develop the C-LDRC web site and will oversee updating it with major LDRC developments.
Assist research team and LDRC team in ensuring research progress and evaluation for the LDRC.
Monitor study budget, including the flow of invoices and daily expenses; progress reporting to federal agencies and progress of the development of manuscripts on study findings.
Develop and maintain external and internal advisory boards as well as plan annual meetings with these boards.
Preparing feedback reports to maintain progress and implement corrective actions when needed.
Perform related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Prior experience with program and project management.
Prior experience with overseeing data collection teams.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and superb written and oral communication skills.
Ability with events management.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and be able to manage a large research team and set priorities while handling multiple projects.
Must successfully complete all online systems training requirements.
Experience with Microsoft Office systems.
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