Under the direction of faculty in the Business School, the Lab Manager will have overall administrative responsibilities for managing the functions of the research study lab of over 50 members, including: calendar management for all studies and participants, managing all cash participant payments, maintaining lab equipment and computers, managing the subject pool, enforcing lab policies, managing the lab budget, hiring and managing research assistants, and maximizing lab efficiency.
The Lab Manager is responsible for enforcing adherence to IRB procedures and managing IRB protocols; developing web content and maintaining the lab's website, and assisting with participant recruitment efforts. Overall the Lab Manager needs to possess exceptional organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, and a familiarity with a psychology lab setting.
Manage administrative and operations activities of the lab, including supervising staff (14 part time research assistants). Responsible for budget management, including creation of budgets, etc.; manage allocation of lab resources to researchers, and oversee all cash participant payments.
Advertise and recruit research participants in a manner consistent with strict IRB protocol criteria; maintain and grow the existing research-participant database of over 4000 participants. Performs semi-weekly outreach to participants regarding the week's studies, manage daily participant inquiries, and liaise between researchers and participants to resolve issues or concerns.
Liaise with the IRB to ensure compliance with research procedures, monitor and submit all IRB protocols and correspondences. Manage and properly document participant crisis management.
Organize research meetings, prepare progress reports, and oversee research schedules within the lab.
Liaise with 30 faculty and 21 PhD student researchers to assess evolving research needs and spearhead initiatives to meet those needs; works to expand data-collection sources.
Liaise with the Financial Planning Office and Information Technology Group to oversee the computer replacement plan and the licensing of new software to meet these needs.
Train research assistants, co-develop and launch skill-building workshops for faculty, postdocs and PhD students who are members of the BRL community. Manage all aspects of event planning for workshops, research symposia and new researcher orientations.
In conjunction with the Faculty Director and External Relations, interface with potential donors via grant applications and may serve as a first point of contact for potential corporate sponsors.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of 3-5 years of project-management or related experience required.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and communications skills with the ability to interface with students, faculty and other lab committee members required. Must be diligent and precise with strong attention to detail. Must be comfortable working in a fast- paced environment. Must be proficient in MS Office.
Experience working with research subjects and IRB protocols preferred but not required.
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