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Laboratory Coordinator - Biology

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
12/22/2017
2017-12-222018-01-22
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Provides laboratory coordination and support in the General Biology courses of the Pre\-Medical Division to ensure efficient and safe laboratory function, as per WCM\-Q safety policies\. As required, supports the coordination and preparation for biological topics in Premedical and Medical curriculum as well as student projects in biology\.







Job Responsibilities







+ Prepares reagents, organism cultures, supplies, and equipment for the Premedical Introductory Biology laboratories\. Manages spatial layout of equipment and materials in preparation for the lab sessions



+ Provides one\-on\-one instruction concerning proper laboratory technique while assisting with all in\-lab teaching sessions as needed\.



+ Conducts weekly briefings with General Biology faculty and teaching specialists about laboratory procedures, location and use of materials \(including appropriate disposal of waste material and clean up\), and the operation of instruments and equipment



+ Provides post\-procedure cleaning instructions to students and performs end\-of\-lab cleaning, sterilizing, checking and organizing of the teaching laboratory and equipment\. Performs the end\-of\-semester organization of teaching laboratories and stockrooms



+ Conducts and manages inventory of chemicals, reagents, supplies and equipment and biological supplies\. Maintains stocks of live laboratory organisms required for laboratory teaching\.



+ Assists with creating orders for supplies and equipment, including requesting quotations from procurement, discussing with Teaching Faculty and the creation of shopping carts\.



+ Follows up on orders to insure timely delivery, documents timelines and requests updates as necessary\. Receives, verifies the accuracy of orders and completes necessary documentation for EHS, customs, etc\.



+ Participates in lab protocol troubleshooting and modifications in the experimental procedures as required



+ Participates in new lab module development by providing technical expertise and organization in time budgeting and lab space management



+ Teaching schedule permitting, participates in planning and implementation of student projects\. Provides technical support in the laboratories where appropriate



+ Assists with biology\-related aspects of student recruitment and community outreach activities



+ Performs other duties including but not limited to supporting biological topics in Premedical and Medical curriculum as required or assigned







Education







+ Bachelor's Degree in related field







Experience







+ Bachelor's degree in Biology or closely related field preferred\.



+ 3 Years of experience working in a research or teaching lab environment with a working knowledge of reagents preparation, molecular biology methods and basic equipment maintenance\.



+ Post\-graduate degree in Biology \(or closely related field\) with 5 or more years of experience in a teaching environment with specific background in microbiology, biochemistry, animal physiology, genetics and biotechnology highly desired\.







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English\.



+ Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications\.



+ Strong organizational and time management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously\.



+ Advanced level knowledge and proficiency with biotechnological procedures desirable



+ Basic ability to troubleshoot laboratory equipment and protocols



+ Training in laboratory safety an advantage







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







+ Work is completed in lab\-type environment\.



+ Approximately 35% is office or computer\-based, 65% lab\-based\.



+ The job requires extended and varying work hours to meet demands\.



+ Must be able to move and lift cartons weighing 20 kg\.







Licenses and Certifications







Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar







Foundation\. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM\-Q offers an integrated program of pre\-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M\.D\. degree\. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation \(HMC\) who hold Weill Cornell appointments\.







Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre\-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007\.







WCM\-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:







+ to provide the finest education possible for medical students



+ to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge



+ to improve health care both now and for future generations



+ to provide the highest quality of care to the community







Weill Cornell Medicine\-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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