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The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Project Manager (PM). The Lab performs research on human brain function using neuroimaging tools including magnetic resonance imaging. In addition to basic research, the lab also engages in the development of computational infrastructure for research, including the development of software and standards for data organization.
The Project: The PM would play a role in managing several ongoing projects. One research project ("OpenNeuro: An open archive for analysis and sharing of BRAIN Initiative data") develops and manages a data archive for brain imaging data. This includes coordination with software developers and users, and involvement in grant management. A second project involves management of operations for the Center for Open and Reproducible Science (CORES), which is part of Stanford Data Science and directed by Dr. Poldrack. This involves organizing events and activities for the center, assisting with management of the center budget, and managing communications for the center. A third project involves management of activities related to the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS), which is maintained by an international consortium of researchers. This involves organizing virtual Steering Group meetings and communicating with the consortium to determine topics for discussion.
Responsibilities: The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for planning and coordinating these activities, to ensure the success of the project goals. The PM will Develop an overall action plan and detailed timeline for implementation of the project's goals. The PM will; coordinate all details of the group meetings; coordinating development of reports arising from the meetings; coordinating the development of software that implements the standards developed by local developers and collaborators; promote the goals of the project through social media and via presentations (either in-person or via the web). The PM will coordinate travel, lodging and transportation for potential attendees.
This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal based on funding and performance.
Please submit current CV, publications list and brief statement of interests.
Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
Evaluate programs or functions, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school by committing resources and provide information and/or training. Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
Manage and contribute e to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
May direct and/or supervise staff.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
An advance degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, or relevant discipline with emphasis on open science and/or reproducibility
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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