The Park Aging Mind Lab at the Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas, is currently seeking to appoint Project Manager I to support the engAGE project, which investigates the impact of challenging, mental engagement on functional, structural, and cognitive changes in the aging brain. The person appointed will oversee project logistics including hiring study personnel, set-up of study site, study documentation, recruitment of subjects, data collection, and data processing. Additional responsibilities include training new research assistants, and performing other routine tasks as assigned by the supervisor. Specific Supervision: Project Manager I will perform standard and routine assignments independently to conclusion; unusual problems and exceptions to procedures or processes are referred to the supervisor.
The role has 2 main aspects:
Hiring and direct supervision of staff
This project will involve overseeing and management of staff including: teaching instructors, instructor assistants, and two or more research assistants. The PM will interface with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty investigators to see that they maintain project momentum and meet deadlines. Oversees engAGE Study
Manages and provides leadership and direction with project design and implementation
Oversee subject recruitment, data collection, and data preprocessing. Oversee creation of advisements for study promotion.
Coordinate and track billing and payments for study related expenses such as fMRI scans, and participant compensation.
Work with staff to maintain IRB protocol and regulatory documents.
In addition to the above roles, the position will also entail:
Scheduling and Meetings
Work with Dr. Park to schedule and plan meetings for project personnel, compose agendas, and prepare materials.
Assist Dr. Park with study related paperwork such as compliance training and documentation such as drafting funding agencies reports, budgets, etc.
- Bachelor’s Degree – Business, Technology and/or Project Management- Five to seven years experience with management of multiple small to medium complexity or a complex Technology Project.
Preferred Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will possess marketing, familiarity with organizing or managing a startup a project or business. Management experience would be desirable. Because the project as a complex and very specific scientific foundation, a PhD in psychology, neuroscience or related field is strongly preferred.
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