Reporting to the Director of Cardiometabolic Precision Medicine Program (also the Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research) and Co-Directors of the Precision Medicine Resource of the Irving Institute, the candidate will work pro-actively and independently as well as part of the integrated biobank team across Cardiology and the Irving Institute towards continued development and implementation of the Cardiometabolic Precision Medicine Program (CPMP), Irving Institute and Columbia University biobanking programs. The Cardiology Division's CPMP and the Irving Institute Precision Medicine Resource are working together to establish and implement biobanking resources. The Irving Institute is home to Columbia University's National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), houses and oversees the physical biobank in its laboratory space.
Assist faculty leaders in organization and execution of the cardiovascular and institutional biobank.
Integration of biobanking initiatives in different clinical and research domains including adult and pediatric cardiovascular domains, obstetrics and pediatrics, precision medicine, and patients with COVID-19, and others.
Oversee clinical coordinators and couriers in recruitment and enrollment of participants and in sample / data collection and coordination with the biobank laboratory in sample transitions for storage and the informatics team in data and sample information collection, storage and security (through the laboratory information management system - LIMS);
Assist in drafting, revising and completing protocol and documents for IRB, biobank governance committees, and internal and external regulatory and oversight entities;
Partner through teamwork to define, refine, revise and update workflows for participants and samples with additional precision medicine program managers and staff, the biobank laboratory director and team, and the biomedical informatics director and team;
Develop with the biobank team reports, presentations, grant related documents, and communication and marketing including managing timing, organization and communication with biobank oversight committees and Irving Institute committees and Cardiology Division functions (e.g., External Advisory Board, Internal Advisory Committee, retreats and symposia, as needed);
Coordinates with the biobank team additional interactions with partners and stakeholders in other CUIMC departments, institutes, deans offices and schools (e.g., Pathology, Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Genomic Medicine, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Office for Research).
The Senior Program Manager will be a part of a larger Irving Institute, Cardiology, and CUIMC team that includes working with other program managers, staff and faculty of the Irving Institute, Cardiology Division and their partners to fully execute the precision medicine biobanking goals and mission.
The Senior Program Manager will join the Irving Institute administrative core in providing support for major Irving Institute events including the annual.
Perform general administrative functions including document preparation, filing, and scanning.
Tasks may include special projects and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience or equivalent in education and experience required.
At least three years of experience in laboratory project and biobank management, IRB protocols and relations, oversight of clinical coordinators in biobanking, genomics, and precision medicine protocols, interactions with regulatory bodies, funding agencies, and other institutional operational and academic leaders.
Degree in Biomedical Sciences
Must have excellent project management, organizational and follow-through skills, superior interpersonal and team-project skills, written and verbal communication skills, close attention to detail, high degree of proficiency with computer software (RedCap, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, project management tools), ability to quickly learn new computer programs, strong work ethic, ability to work independently, ability and experience interacting with all levels of faculty, management and staff, and ability to manage multiple programs and initiatives.
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