The Laboratory and Technology Manager at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University is responsible for the management of the Biomedical Engineering Department Teaching Laboratories, Machine Shop, as well as the Core Imaging and shared equipment, technologies used at the department. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration, and works in close cooperation with and operational supervision by the lead faculty of the Teaching Lab. Main duties include: - serve as technology lead and support educational process in the teaching lab; participation in development and delivery of the teaching lab and design courses curriculum, primarily the Undergraduate design courses, - supervision of undergraduate and graduate BME students in modern machine shop operations, guiding and mentoring students, including guidance for students on design projects and prototype fabrication, - supporting research efforts in biomechanics, training and supporting users of departmental shared equipment, performing departmental administrative tasks associated with laboratory operations (such as regulatory compliance) and technologies (hardware or software) and other related duties as assigned, - Support role in research efforts with biological explants, animal and human cells, and electromechanical devices; provide technological support to BME faculty in their research labs as needed.
(50%) 1. Technology lead for educational process in the teaching lab, participation in development and instruction of the teaching lab and design courses curriculum, primarily the Undergraduate design courses. Supervision of undergraduate (approx. 75% of student population) and graduate (approx. 25% student population) BME students in modern machine shop operations, provide student guidance and mentoring in transforming ideas into designs and prototypes; provide support for student projects and fabrication. Instruct students and assist the faculty and teaching assistants in the undergraduate teaching laboratory.
(20%) 2. Manage departmental teaching laboratory. Supervise operation of departmental machine shop and recharge center as well as fabricate parts for research labs and student projects (CNC mill, lathe, welding equipment, etc.). Ensure compliance to University policies and procedures, including lab safety. Budgeting, purchasing, and equipment maintenance for the teaching lab and machine shop including for BME graduate, undergraduate, and summer courses held in the teaching laboratory. Provide technical support for BiomedX / Coulter projects. Fully responsible for financial and operational functioning of the recharge center and IDI license.
(10%) 3. Manage departmental shared equipment. Support research efforts in biomechanics, training and supporting users of departmental shared equipment, performing departmental administrative tasks associated with laboratory operations (such as regulatory compliance) and technologies (hardware or software) and other related duties as assigned. Budget and track expenditures for the departmental shared equipment and teaching facilities.
(10%) 4. Provide technological support to BME faculty in their research labs, serve as technical advisor and technician for Departmental research labs as needed.
(5%) 5. Coordinate departmental efforts in complying with EPA and OSHA requirements, serve as E&HS contact point.
(5%) 6. Provide technology support (hardware and software) for platforms and equipment used at the Department, including platforms for online education, audiovisual equipment. Other related duties
Minimum: Bachelorâ€™s Degree in engineering or science and at least three to five years of related experience.
Experience in biomedical engineering
Experience in managing a lab in a relevant technology area; Knowledge of and experience in machine shop operations (e.g., CNC mill and lathe)
Working knowledge of confocal imaging / instrumentation
Skilled in the proper handling of biological explants, animal and human cells, and electromechanical devices, or the ability to acquire such skills rapidly on the job.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills, teamwork and communication skills, ability to teach / work with students
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Innovative and self-starter
MS in biomedical engineering or mechanical engineering field with experience in biomechanics
Some teaching experience (teaching assistant experience included)
Understanding of basic financial and budgeting processes
Experience in managing a lab in higher education
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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