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Dir PDTX Core Facility

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Job Title Dir PDTX Core Facility

JobID 281

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
This newly established position will be responsible for supervising the daily operations of the Patient Derived Tumor Xenograft .PDTX. Core Laboratory. The responsibilities of this position include supervising technical staff, developing and conducting a broad range of drug screening and analysis procedures, maintaining equipment, developing standard operating and quality assurance procedures, ensuring regulatory and safety compliance, and supporting investigators in the design of experimental studies and data analysis.
Job Responsibilities
+ Coordinate and supervise daily operations of the PDTX unit, including a broad range of protocols, instruments and sample processing.

+ Act as driver for implementation of PDTX model development and drug screening platforms. Oversee implementation of existing and emerging technologies, including methods development and application optimization.

+ Supervise and direct the PDTX technical staff, currently n=3 with plans for expansion, and animal facility operators to maintain and operate the PDTX unit at appropriate biosafety level.

+ Develop standard operating protocols.

+ Maintain a detailed mouse census on a daily basis; review census daily with PDTX staff.

+ Oversee maintenance of equipment and infrastructure and act as primary liaison with vendors. Ensure emergency back.up systems are operational and serve as a key point of contact for infrastructure and equipment emergencies. Monitor and orders supplies.

+ Manage data generation, analysis and archiving. Coordinate specific analyses with other WCM laboratories or core facilities when appropriate.

+ Manage fee.for.service chargebacks.

+ Determine metrics for quality assessment; create reports on the technical status, achievements and challenges, and future plans.
+ Master's Degree in related field
Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Extensive experience with small animal models .for example, as a veterinary assistant. and/or in managing experimental and/or drug discovery programs with rodents .at least 5 years..
Previous experience with highly immuno.compromised mice .at least 3 years..
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Ability to troubleshoot experimental protocols and maintain meticulous records.

+ Attention to detail and multitasking abilities, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

+ Experience working in a CLIA environment.

+ Excellent computational and communication skills.
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/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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