Lab Manager

Job description


The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University's School of Medicine is looking for an organized, bright, motivated individual to fill the role of Lab Manager to participate in the organization and coordination of a large lab with numerous research projects on brain development in children Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities, and typically developing children. This position will entail recruitment of participants for research studies, general organization of the lab, managing a team of full and part time employees, coordinating data collection, and insuring compliance and safety of research studies, and assisting with the overall efficiency and well-being of the lab. The Lab Manager will be expected to maintain excellent rapport with child and adolescent participants and their parents, researchers, colleagues and administrators across the University and therefore this position is ideal for someone who has strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills in order to meet the needs of the lab and the research being performed.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to
[email protected]

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Duties include:
1. Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
2. Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
3. Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
4. Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
5. Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
6. Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
7. Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion. Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
8. May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 3/13/2019
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