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Duties: The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences is seeking to recruit a full-time research coordinator/lab manager to assist the Principal Investigator with essential research operations in the laboratory, coordinating activities across 3 federally funded research grants.

The research coordinator will have major responsibility for coordinating the administration and the day-to-day operations of multiple grants and related research and academic activities. The coordinator will work directly under the principal investigator, helping to enhance his effectiveness by providing management support for his numerous projects and by representing him and acting on his behalf in interactions with funding agencies, university administrators, lab personnel, and colleagues and collaborators at varied academic and medical organizations. The position will also assist Prof. Kahana with a large multicenter Department of Defense funded study ( as well as other federally funded projects.

The position will also operate as the lab's internal operations consultant, identifying areas for enhancing operational efficiency and working with technical team members to improve processes related to data collection, organization, and analysis as well as information management systems.

This position will provide the opportunity to act as the 'right hand' to an academic leader who values focus, dedication, and hard work. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a technical area such as science, business, or engineering, and at least two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Exceptional academic credentials and prior experience in positions requiring a high level of responsibility and attention to detail. Ability to combine scientific, business, and computing skills, including familiarity with Mac OSX applications. This is an incredibly fast-moving role, requiring meticulous attention to detail and excellent time management skills. A positive, results-oriented professional with strong judgment, exceptional multitasking skills, and eagerness to take ownership of rewarding duties will thrive in this position.

Reference Number: 02-25870

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Psychology

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 5/13/2017
Application Due: 5/13/2018
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