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Posted: 12/05/2017

Employer
Columbia University
Historic Preservation


Position
HP Laboratory Manager
090322
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Uni
Details
 

Preferred Qualifications: 

MS in Historic Preservation preferred or Master's degree in architecture or engineering. Preferred knowledge of architectural materials and building systems conservation, materials testing, laboratory safety and laboratory logistics and operations. Preferred knowledge of 3D scanning and photogrammetry.  

Essential Functions: 
 
Responsible for managing the activities of the Historic Preservation (HP) Laboratory serving faculty and students by providing laboratory testing, identification, analysis, diagnosis and treatment information for historic architectural systems and materials. Establishes specimen preparation procedures; develops and implements analytical procedures; evaluates testing results and reports data. Responsible for maintaining laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas by identifying peak and slack periods and making operational adjustments. Participates in field laboratory testing in support of faculty and students; implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation and procedures by investigating alternatives; assists the Director in the preparation of research and funding proposals; develops and performs preservation treatments and monitors their progress. Advises the Director on equipment and IT needs and recommends improvements. Coordinates collaborative agreements with other laboratories at Columbia, other Universities and museums. Attends HP Program committee meetings. (50%) 
 
Responsible for assisting and counseling faculty and students on the planning, testing, monitoring and appraising of laboratory research work. Responsible for scheduling and assigning faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants and students on the use of the laboratory and follows up on work results. Responsible for the security and confidentiality of faculty and student research in the laboratory. Maintains and generates reports about the lab and reports results according to academic research protocols. Contributes to University effort reporting on sponsored projects by keeping records and reporting on faculty's and student research in the laboratory. (20%) 
 
Responsible for maintaining all preservation laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; develops operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures. Certifies instrument performance by arranging equipment replacement, service and repair. Responsible for maintaining laboratory supplies inventory; anticipates, places and expedites supply orders and verifies receipt of orders. Maintains an inventory of laboratory equipment, records equipment checked out for fieldwork and maintains instrument user manuals. Responsible for submitting purchase requests for equipment and supplies to the Director for approval and submitting purchase orders and other expense receipts to the GSAPP Finance Office with billing information. Responsible for reviewing, resolving and reconciling invoices from outside vendors prior to submitting to the Finance Office for payment. (15%) 
 
Responsible for all training and compliance related to the use of the HP laboratory including but not limited to maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional preservation societies. Responsible for orienting, training and certifying faculty and students to use the laboratory; responsible for organizing third party safety courses for faculty and students such as scaffolding safety training and preservation field work site safety training. Ensures faculty and student compliance with proper equipment use and health and safety regulations. Maintains quality results by participating in the University's quality assurance program. (10%) 
 
Performs other duties as assigned. (5%)  
 
Additional Essential Functions: 
 
Responsible for managing the activities of the Historic Preservation (HP) Laboratory serving faculty and students by providing laboratory testing, identification, analysis, diagnosis and treatment information for historic architectural systems and materials. Establishes specimen preparation procedures; develops and implements analytical procedures; evaluates testing results and reports data. Responsible for maintaining laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas by identifying peak and slack periods and making operational adjustments. Participates in field laboratory testing in support of faculty and students; implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation and procedures by investigating alternatives; assists the Director in the preparation of research and funding proposals; develops and performs preservation treatments and monitors their progress. Advises the Director on equipment and IT needs and recommends improvements. Coordinates collaborative agreements with other laboratories at Columbia, other Universities and museums. Attends HP Program committee meetings. 
 
Responsible for assisting and counseling faculty and students on the planning, testing, monitoring and appraising of laboratory research work. Responsible for scheduling and assigning faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants and students on the use of the laboratory and follows up on work results. Responsible for the security and confidentiality of faculty and student research in the laboratory. Maintains and generates reports about the lab and reports results according to academic research protocols. Contributes to University effort reporting on sponsored projects by keeping records and reporting on faculty's and student research in the laboratory. 
 
Responsible for maintaining all preservation laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; develops operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures. Certifies instrument performance by arranging equipment replacement, service and repair. Responsible for maintaining laboratory supplies inventory; anticipates, places and expedites supply orders and verifies receipt of orders. Maintains an inventory of laboratory equipment, records equipment checked out for fieldwork and maintains instrument user manuals. Responsible for submitting purchase requests for equipment and supplies to the Director for approval and submitting purchase orders and other expense receipts to the GSAPP Finance Office with billing information. Responsible for reviewing, resolving and reconciling invoices from outside vendors prior to submitting to the Finance Office for payment. 
 
Responsible for all training and compliance related to the use of the HP laboratory including but not limited to maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional preservation societies. Responsible for orienting, training and certifying faculty and students to use the laboratory; responsible for organizing third party safety courses for faculty and students such as scaffolding safety training and preservation field work site safety training. Ensures faculty and student compliance with proper equipment use and health and safety regulations. Maintains quality results by participating in the University's quality assurance program. 
 
Performs other duties as assigned.  
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Until Filled

How to apply
Apply online through Columbia Human Resources Employment Opportunities with Job Requisition Number 090322 or from link below.
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