Ithaca, New York

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will be a member of the Dog Aging Project Biobank team, at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The Dog Aging Project is an innovative initiative that brings together a collaborative, interdisciplinary, nationwide team of researchers to carry out the most ambitious canine science health study in the world to improve our understanding of the aging process in both dogs and humans. The Dog Aging Project Biobank team is guided by our Core Values: We conduct rigorous scientific research using an interdisciplinary approach that encourages innovation. We build opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and growth that allow us to solve complex problems together. We value ethical behavior over expediency, which means we prioritize and ensure animal safety and welfare, maintain participant privacy and security, and practice participant and canine advocacy. We commit to transparency in all that we do, which includes sharing our scientific methods, making the data we collect openly available, declaring our funding sources, and communicating clearly with our team, our partners, and the public. We engage the public as citizen scientists, present evidence-based information in an accurate and accessible way and provide educational opportunities for our participants. We foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environment that is a growth opportunity for all and encourages a healthy work-life balance. We act with kindness, compassion, and respect toward all, including our team, our participants, our partners, and the public. The Biobank Quality Assurance Manager serves as the primary lead on quality assurance for the DAP Biobank at Cornell University and will work in close partnership with the team leading the Cornell Veterinary Biobank (CVB), where the DAP biobank is located. The CVB is an ISO 20387 accredited resource at the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing biological material and associated data to the research community worldwide. Responsibilities include: Compiling and maintaining a Quality Manual, Quality System Procedures, and associated implementation milestones Facilitating the establishment of quality procedures, processes and guidelines for the DAP Biobank through consensus building with DAP members of the QA/QC committee Serving as the technical advisor to the DAP's QA/QC Committee Developing a schedule for, and conducting/overseeing internal audits and reviews of the quality management system Ensuring DAP personnel are prepared for external audits by third parties, including assessments for accreditation, assisting with auditor's visits, serving as a reference for quality-related inquiries Coordinating and documenting proficiency testing programs and performance checks with Laboratory Managers, if applicable Ensuring an effective preventive and corrective action process for quality-related nonconformities Monitoring corrective action plans and providing assistance to sections performing corrective actions when necessary Authoring summaries and reports addressing problems and deficiencies, corrective actions taken, and recommendations for strengthening and improving programs Working in partnership with DAP biobank leaders and DAP QA/QC committee to define, collect, analyze and report performance metrics, analyze trends in quality problems and identify solutions Serving as a Quality Systems subject matter expert; representing the DAP at conferences, trainings, and meetings Performing other duties as requested Employees of the DAP Biobank must adhere to the CVB's Quality Assurance system, confidentiality statement, standard operating procedures, and organizational policies. Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success. Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Required Qualifications: Associate's degree in a scientific discipline with at least three years of experience supporting a quality system, or an equivalent combination of education and experience Proficient with a variety of commercial software applications (Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Adobe, Zoom, etc.) with the ability to learn new software quickly; technologically savvy with the ability to effectively troubleshoot equipment/software issues Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong leadership skills Ability to interact with a variety of clientele; positively influence and guide stakeholders Demonstrated initiative (self-starter), ability to multi-task, work under pressure/constraints and meet deadlines Skilled at employee relations including team building, facilitating teams and problem solving Demonstrated skills to develop, implement, and maintain quality standards, performance metrics and benchmarks, collect and analyze data, and report to management Ability to teach, technically train, and provide quality-related consultation to a wide variety of technical and professional personnel Preferred Qualification: Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 10 years of experience supporting a quality system in a scientific setting Complete working knowledge of ISO 20387:2018 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Note: This is a part-time position, up to 19 hours per week. In addition, this position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's decision to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited time, only until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. Once the University permits more employees to work on campus, the successful applicant may be expected, at some point, to work on the Ithaca campus, although they may be permitted perform a portion of their work remotely. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State. When applying through our system, please attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, preferably as one document . An attached cover letter is required to be considered for this posting. In the Experience section of your application, use the 'Drop Files Here' box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate . Please note: Cornell Employees must apply through the Internal Cornell Career site. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. Background check may be required. University Job Title: Temp Serv Prof Level: No Grade - Hourly Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Contact Name: Carolyn Chow Number of Openings: 1 Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines : Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu . For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2020-12-16-08:00

Ithaca, New York

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