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Director, Stem Cell Core

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance, Research: Biotechnology and the Life Sciences

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Director of the Stem Cell Research Core will oversee the day-to-day management of the Stem Cell Core facilities. The Director will organize and conduct user training and assist investigators with equipment use and with the development of research protocols, ISCRO submissions and funding proposals. The Director is expected to remain current with the latest advances in stem cell biology and instrumentation through interactions with vendors and conference attendance. The Director also will manage the billing and financial aspects of the Core. The Director also will be expected to participate actively in stem cell research activities and to submit grant submissions for relevant research and equipment funding opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (ex: Ph.D./J.D./Ed.D. or other) in a life science field or related field
  • Minimum three (3) years direct experience with stem cell research; use and administration of image analysis software and archiving
  • Microscopy experience and familiarity with confocal microscopes and digital imaging, computer (PC) and instrumentation skills

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with single-cell technologies is preferred 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of diagnostic techniques for a wide variety of sensors and equipment
  • Knowledge of ISCRO, NAS, ISSCR and NYSTEM guidelines for stem cell research
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Desire and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical and other data
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently


Business Hours: Monday - Friday

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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