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Program Manager, Outreach and Communication

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Program Manager, Outreach and Communication will spearhead the communication and outreach endeavor of IICD. S/he will develop and cultivate collaborative relationships with inside and outside the Columbia community, showcase and highlight the Institute's strengths and oversee the education program of the Institute.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Communication (50%):

  • Collaborate with the Chief of Staff, Director and members of the Institute to determine content and topics for website, newsletters and social media
  • Write or oversee the drafting, editing, and reviewing of stories that showcase and highlight the Institute's strengths such as newsletters, announcements, website content and social media content
  • Develop initiatives that produce scientific content
  • Develop and manage an effective social media strategy
  • Maintain mailing lists and website content; oversee content development and front-end web functions for the IICD website
  • Support IICD leadership with communications material, and provide communications support, including copyediting, proofreading, and quality control

 

Event management, Education/Outreach (50%):

  • Design, plan, schedule, promote and execute IICD cross-campus interdisciplinary events such as seminar series, symposiums and workshops
  • Oversee the design, creation, and management of new scientific programs and community initiatives taking into consideration diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Develop and cultivate collaborative relationships with inside and outside the Columbia community related to the mission of the Institute. In particular develop collaborative relationship with STEM department in Arts and Science and SEAS as well as the departments of Arts and Humanities at Columbia University
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement admissions and recruitment efforts for the undergraduate summer program, summer internship and other educational initiatives
  • Oversee the completion of the summer program, summer internship and any other educational initiative
  • Oversee and coordinate training grant applications

 

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Staff Associate III Position

The Computational Cancer Biology Laboratory and the Laboratory for Synthetic Organogenesis at Columbia
University are jointly seeking a Staff Associate III to assist with ongoing research in cancer biology in both labs
as well as with collaborative projects between the two labs. In particular, the Staff Associate III would
participate in projects that would involve the use of single-cell genomic technologies to study the heterogeneity
in the tumor microenvironment and underlying mechanisms of response to immunotherapies in cancer
patients. The experimental lab closely interacts with the computational component of the lab in an
interdisciplinary environment with members from diverse backgrounds and skill sets. The Staff Associate III
would also participate in projects focusing on applying bioengineering techniques to stem cell biology and
developmental biology to understand the mechanisms underlying key milestones in embryonic development
and disease. The lab uses human embryonic and patient-derived stem cells to mimic embryogenesis and
organogenesis in vitro. 

Most importantly, the two labs will be collaborating on studying the mechanism of timing in early embryogenesis
leveraging single-cell technologies and computational methods and stem cell bioengineering techniques and
CRISPR screens. The Staff Associate III would facilitate the collaborative efforts between the two labs and
would also facilitate the transfer of tissue culture skills from one lab and single-cell techniques from the other
lab which are important in the future research directions of the labs.   
The primary responsibilities of the Staff Associate III include design of experiments, optimizing protocols,
library preparation and single-cell profiling of samples, mentoring Postdoctoral Research Scientists and
students, as well as general lab duties such as ordering reagents and equipment. 


The labs are located in a shared space on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus which makes
a joint recruit feasible. The labs are surrounded by a highly dynamic and multidisciplinary research
environment, with direct access to state-of-the-art stem cell, microscopy, and sequencing facilities. 


The candidate is expected to work with minimal supervision to design, execute and interpret experiments
working in a collaborative research environment with both labs.

Qualifications:
- B.S. (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, bioengineering (or biomedical
engineering), chemical engineering, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, computer science,
mathematics, or statistics.
- Master degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, bioengineering (or biomedical
engineering), chemical engineering, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, computer science,
mathematics, or statistics preferred.
- Experience with molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques, high-throughput sequencing,
library preparation, mammalian tissue culture, and FACS
- Previous experience with single-cell genomic technologies preferred.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please apply at https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/6812