Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the department Chair and the Director of Finance and Administration, the incumbent is responsible for directing technical services, and the oversight of space utilization, management and renovation. Advises the Chair and the designee of the Executive Vice President for the Arts and Sciences on policy issues regarding implementation of systems for the support of research and instruction, as well as policies pertaining to physical plant management, and health and safety issues.
Directs operation of science research and teaching complex, including multi-departmental space in the NW Corner building, encompassing approximately 85,000+ square feet of laboratory, classroom and office space.
Develops and implements procedures for meeting requirements of safety and security. Ensures compliance with federal, state and city regulations. Responsible for building and room access systems.
Promotes and monitors compliance with applicable policies and procedures governing the chemical storage and waste disposal and laboratory safety
Supervises technician responsible for equipment repairs and minor renovations. Researches sources for equipment repairs.
Manages research technical support staff (glass washers and preparators) for faculty, including staff in support of instructional laboratories.
Coordinates placement of undergraduate Work-Study students in research labs.
Responsible for managing the preventative maintenance program for all mechanical equipment under his/her areas of responsibility
Coordinates with the Director of Facilities and Space Planning for A&S, in the design and construction and on the planning and execution of major renovation projects. Assesses long and short range physical plant needs and develops alternative solutions to space problems.
Coordinates with Facilities Management maintenance and repairs of mechanical systems.
Coordinates with Environmental Health and Safety Office for the safe conduct of laboratory research.
Manages departments shared facilities and equipment.
Supports and consults faculty committees for space and shared facilities.
Represents the Department of Biological Sciences on the University Radiation Safety Committee.
Responsible for department's space inventory and works with the Dir. of Facilities and Space Planning for A&S to optimize space utilization within the department.
Serves as liaison with the Office of Public Affairs.
Serves as member of various University committees as needed.
In rare cases, provides back-up support to other A&S Science Departments when the need arises.
Provides other related duties as directed by the Biology Department Chairperson and the A&S.
General Minimum Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree required. Minimum of 5 years management experience of a science research or high-technology environment. Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Preference for someone with background in a biological sciences field and/or advanced degree in a laboratory science strongly preferred.
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_167305
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