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Rockefeller University Laboratory Administrator, Neurotechnology and Biophysics in New York, New York

Job: IRC23683


Job Title Laboratory Administrator, Neurotechnology and Biophysics

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

Department Description

We are an interdisciplinary group of physicists, engineers and neuroscientists. Our laboratory has pioneered optical techniques that allow near-simultaneous stimulation and functional imaging of neuronal activity on the whole-brain and with single-cell resolution in small model organisms. Using these techniques, we aim to discover the underlying principle of some of the most fundamental questions about the brain: How does the brain process sensory information? What are neuronal basis of behavior? How does the brain make decisions? We are addressing these questions in model organisms such as zebrafish larvae and rodents.

Detailed Description

The Laboratory Administrator is responsible for fostering the efficient use and flow of financial and scientific resources in a high-level research environment. You will be supporting the head of the laboratory in his day to day as well as long term administrative responsibilities and scientific agenda. You thrive on new challenges, are excited to work as an integral member of a highly productive and close-knit team, and are willing to take on a broad range of tasks. Responsibilities include overseeing the office and lab of the Principal Investigator (PI) working in a lab of 10-15 people, managing lab finances, building monthly reports and projections, allocating expenditures to appropriate cost centers, and overseeing subawards of several large accounts, including private and federal grants, preparing, structuring and submitting documents for acquisition of new private and federal funding opportunities as well as preparing yearly progress and financial reports, various protocol submissions to ethics committees (e.g. IRB, IACUC), space renovations, and other projects as they arise, managing the PI's schedule and arranging travel, managing and processing orders as well as inventories, processing all laboratory personnel and adjunct appointments, including new hires and terminations, and correspondence and interaction with government officials, collaborators, and Rockefeller University staff on laboratory matters, and acting as lab liaison to the rest of the university.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible administrative roles required. Must be highly detail-oriented, dependable, and have a strong work ethic. Must possess excellent organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships in a team environment. Must be able to multi-task and have the ability to manage priorities and provide support in many areas. Prior experience with grant writing and/or grant management and comfortability with budgets and basic accounting necessary. Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop necessary.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans