Laboratory Director
Columbia University New York
United States

Job Requisition Number 00001634

Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) and Director of the Trace Metal Core Laboratory

Department EHS Environment Health Science

Division Environmental Health Science

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) who would assume the role of Director of its Trace Metals Core Laboratory to replace a retiring faculty member. The Trace Metals Core laboratory was created in 1985 and has since provided for the measurement of an array of metal, metalloid and metalloid metabolite analyses in biological samples for scores of investigators within and outside of Columbia University. The lab’s website, which describes the operations and activities of the lab, is here: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/programs/niehs-center-environmental-health-northern-manhattan/integrative-health-sciences#trace

The laboratory provides analytical support to a small number of major users who conduct either epidemiological studies or clinical trials, as well as an ad hoc number of minor users who approach the lab Director with specific analytical needs. The laboratory receives grant support from an NIEHS-funded P30 Center Grant, “The Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan,” as well as from individual investigators’ grant support. The lab also has a “cost center” that enables it to charge for analyses performed for Columbia and non-Columbia investigators. The lab currently has two technicians who would report to the new Director. Examples of the types of research that the lab supports is provided in this recent list of publications: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/trace_metals_publications.pdf

Minimum Degree Required

PhD in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant discipline plus at least two years post-doctoral experience.

Minimum Qualifications

The new faculty member would primarily be required to direct the ongoing activities of the lab and participate in its daily operations, but could also develop an independent externally grant-funded research program. Instrumentation in the laboratory with which the new faculty member must be highly skilled includes: ICP-mass spectrometers, HPLC, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, UV/VIS spectrophotometers, and other standard analytical chemistry equipment. Experience in appropriately directing experienced laboratory staff members is critically important.

RAPS posting date 05/11/2020

Proposed Start Date 09/01/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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