Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Center for Decision Research, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Oversees operations of the pop-up and virtual labs.
Manages all administrative tasks related to the daily lab operations, including oversight of participant intake/consent procedures, organization and scheduling of daily studies conducted in the labs, maintenance of proper record-keeping of participant data and research management, as well as payment and incentives provided for participation.
Oversees, schedules, hires, and trains research assistants who will conduct study sessions with participants in the labs.
Serves as reporting manager for the assistant lab manager for the virtual and pop-up labs, who will provide support for project management, organization of data collection, and RA scheduling and training.
Maintains data and prepares reports related to research operations metrics.
Develops and maintains productive relationships with organizational partners in support of the pop-up labs. Manages communications with partners, including reporting to partner organizations.
Maintains and tracks equipment for the pop-up lab, and maintains proper web-based tools to support data collection in the pop-up and virtual labs.
Designs and executes recruitment methods for the CDR labs for specific demographic and population needs, engineering creative solutions to recruit participants across lab locations as necessary, in coordination with the CDR Communications team and CDR lab managers.Â Collects and reports data on the effectiveness of recruitment methods.
Serves as lead project manager for studies that are conducted in the CDR virtual and pop-up labs by CDR-affiliated faculty, graduate students, and postdocs, overseeing the full scope of work for each managed study.
Maintains excellent, timely communication regarding research operations with CDR faculty, students, postdocs, and staff.
Attends weekly CDR staff meetings, and lab team meetings to report, review, and discuss operational procedures and outcomes.
Keeps up-to-date with Institutional Review Board policy and ethical guidelines in human subjects research, and provides support and best-practice recommendations to CDR researchers related to these guidelines and policies.
Reconciles research expenses using UChicago ePayment and GEMS online systems as necessary.
Assists in designing and delivering training and professional development events for the CDR Labs team.
Aids in organizing and staffing CDR-sponsored events (Think Better lecture series, etc.) as needed.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in the area of psychology, organizational behavior, or marketing.
At least two years of experience in conducting computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments.
Previous experience in managing research teams and research projects.
Familiarity with behavioral science research methods
Outstanding verbal, written, presentation and organizational skills.
Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Work independently with little supervision; possessing a self-motivated disposition.
Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty, organizational partners, and members of the public, in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach.
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