The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging (DCAN) Lab seeks to hire a Research Project Specialist. Within this role, you will provide project management and technical support for multiple ongoing research projects. You will have the opportunity to work with a host of talented individuals and draw on new resources from the University of Minnesota’s new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB).
Major Duties and Responsibilities: - Develop and implement comprehensive timelines, project plans, and identify resources to manage and meet deadlines - Manage the day to day activities of multiple research projects - Apply subject matter knowledge, including of research technologies, to ensure operational effectiveness - Modify practices and procedures to improve efficiency and quality - Perform research planning and implementation
General Skills and Attributes: - Strong general troubleshooting and problem-solving skills - Friendly presence and helpful attitude; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others at all levels of the organization - Outgoing, confident, and easily builds relationships - Strong initiative to see tasks through to the end - Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change - Ability to identify opportunities for improvement - Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision
Required Qualifications: - BA/BS with at least 6 years of experience or advanced degree with 4 years of experience - Demonstrated experience in some type of large-scale data management - Previous pediatric research experience - Good documentation skills
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with structural and/or functional brain imaging (e.g. MRI imaging) - Understanding of Linux-based computing environments - Experience using Linux command-line tools - Proficiency in at least one programming language
Internal Number: 338722
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