Lab Manager

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Position Number: 00107022

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University was established in 1967. It is one of the oldest such departments in the nation. The mission of the department is to create and disseminate knowledge by constituting a scholarly community focused on research and education in the area of Computer Science. Our research in the science and technology of computing betters state and nation. Our educational programs equip our students to be competitive, to succeed in their profession, and to contribute to society. We offer the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Networking, and Ph.D. in Computer Science. We are among the top in the nation in the number of awarded Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in Computer Science. Currently, we have 45 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Essential Job Duties: The Lab Manager will help to contribute to research projects on developing an online learning environment to study how students learn with adaptive learning technologies. We will conduct pilot studies in a lab and evaluation studies in real classroom settings to measure the effectiveness of a proposed online learning environment as well as to develop theories on how students learn. The lab manager's primary duty is to help us conduct those research studies. The lab manager will also manage lab research activities including scheduling, room reservations, travel arrangements, purchasing, inventory management, etc. The Lab Manager will be engaged in the following job duties: * Managing lab activities (20%) * Running studies both in lab and in local schools (40%) * Documentations and paper works including IRB (20%) * Analyze data collected from the lab and school studies (20%) Additional responsibilities include: recruiting study participants, preparing for lab and school studies, contacting with school teachers, filing IRB and other project related forms, collecting data from pilot and school studies, analyzing data using qualitative and quantitative methods, participating to the project related meetings, writing project related documents and manuscripts.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience in education, psychology, statistics, computer/information science, or related disciplines.

Department Required Skills: * Experience in an education research and data analysis * Knowledge and experience in K-12 STEM education, the learning science, and qualitative & quantitative research methods * Statistical analysis using R, SAS, SPSS, or equivalent software * General computer literacy, including ability to use a variety of software packages to manipulate data (e.g., Excel, RapidMiner) * Ability to collect and record data; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records * Ability to understand and follow directions * Must be able to work closely with others

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * At least one year of data analytics in a research lab. * At least one semester of independent research in a related field.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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