Research Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

20145 Org.Bio./Anatomy

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Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Manager oversees projects and delegates tasks to other member of the research team. Manages financial, personnel, planning, compliance and other administrative aspects of a research project.


  • Manage budgets and timelines
  • Ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates
  • Collaborate with other researchers on long-range plans for research projects
  • Investigate, modify and apply new procedures, techniques or applications of technology
  • Create graphic artwork to convey scientific content for research publications and exhibits
  • Manage website content and updates as well as domain library
  • Perform data management and data collection, specializing in CT data
  • Primary operator of 3D printer and operator of micro CT scanner
  • Assist with purchasing new laboratory equipment and the maintenance of the equipment

  • Analytical thinking
  • Lab Management skills
  • Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred

  • Minimum of four years of relevant research experience
  • Strong background in animal behavior preferred
  • Strong background in systems neuroscience preferred
  • Programming experience preferred
  • Experience with rodents preferred
  • Experience with optical imaging, electrophysiology and/or computational methods preferred

Technical Knowledge of Skills:
  • Knowledge of biomedical visualization techniques and tools including computer software such as Mimics, 3DS Max, Avizo or VG-StudioMax for processing CT and serial sectioning datasets for research.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 reference letters

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 6/26/2018
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