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Research Operations Manager - Part-Time, Term

Company: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Please note: This is a part-time, term position We are looking for a part-time, term lab manager for the Vanderbilt Stress and Early Adversity (SEA) Lab, a highly collaborative research group exploring the early caregiving environment, neural correlates of early experience, and interventions to improve child and family functioning. Under the supervision of Dr. Kathryn Humphreys, the individual in this position will have primary responsibility for lab management. Lab management responsibilities include management of hiring and onboarding staff and research assistants, maintenance of lab space and equipment, financial and budget oversight across projects, project reporting support, and development and curation of laboratory manuals, documents, and processes. This position requires being in person at our offices at Vanderbilt 4-5 days per week (e.g., from 9am-1pm). While interest in science is desirable, no experience in scientific research is required. About the Work Unit At the Stress and Early Adversity Lab, we are committed to fostering an environment that thrives on hard work, high expectations, and the pursuit of excellence. We celebrate achievements, big and small, and recognize that excellence is the driving force behind our impactful research. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding environment where your hard work is celebrated, and you're eager to contribute to cutting-edge research, we would love for you to apply. NOTE: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends. Duties and Responsibilities Lab management: Provide financial oversight of lab expenditures, maintain individual study budgets, project expenditures, and allocate staff time across budgets Provide day-to-day laboratory oversight, including maintaining laboratory space, infrastructure, and equipment Develop and maintain repository of lab-wide processes and documents Be responsible for human resources functions of the lab, including recruitment of new staff, and recruitment, onboarding, and supervision of research assistants Assist with lab meeting scheduling and upkeep of lab website Order and maintain equipment and supplies Assist with study reporting activities, as needed, including project reporting, recruitment updates, and institutional review board submissions Prepare correspondence, documents, presentations, and reports to support the lab and the lab director Perform general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory Supervisory Relationships This position does have supervisory responsibility of paid research assistants; this position reports administratively and functionally to Dr. Humphreys. Qualifications Bachelor's degree is required. Proficiency working with Microsoft office suite (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) or similar programs with high level of comfort and knowledge of spreadsheet programs Must be extremely organized, detail oriented and able to function well independently Must be able to work in a fast paced environment Project management experience Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance Experience with developing and curating study documents (e.g., manuals, procedures) preferred Previous oversight of study budget or finances preferred Expected to have a strong work ethic, high integrity, and good interpersonal skills Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification. About Us Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty! At Vanderbilt University , our work - regardless of title or role - is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through: Working and growing together as a community of communities... we are One Vanderbilt . Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self , while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow. Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position. We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story. Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University may require employees to comply with any testing or health and safety measures which the University may require.

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