Lab Manager, Psychology Department

Job description

Essential Functions

  • PC workstations; gathering, organizing, and maintaining centralized laboratory information related to participants, undergraduate research assistants, data, lab website; assisting with Institutional Review Board submissions; recruitment, data collection and storage, and basic data analysis.
  • Applicants should have prior work or other professional experiences with children and adolescents and/or conducting psychological research.
  • The ideal applicant should enjoy problem-solving, interacting professionally with children and their parents, as well as with colleagues in the lab, and working both independently and collaboratively to ensure success of the research.
  • Applicants should be comfortable managing multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities to effectively complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • The Lab Manager will also be trained in behavioral and psychophysiological data processing, and will be expected to train and supervise undergraduates in these procedures.
  • In addition, the Lab Manager will have the opportunity to substantially contribute to the BRAVE Labs research, including analyzing existing data and adding to current data collection to answer independent questions; the depth and breadth of this involvement will be in accordance with the employees long-term career goals and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills as they will relate to tracking participants through research protocols and managing data
  • Excellent reasoning ability, both in the abstract (e.g. managing multiple goals & responsibilities) and the concrete (e.g. prioritizing multiple simultaneous tasks and managing time independently).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; readiness to work with others as part of a research team
  • Strong organization and administrative skills to include scheduling participants, data management, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), copying, phone skills, data entry, and ensuring accuracy/completeness of participant data in accordance with IRB/protocol requirements
  • Experience with PC systems

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior work or other professional experience with children/adolescents or prior research experience
  • Successful completion of Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Child Development, and/or Research Methods as an undergraduate course with a course grade of A or B

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with major focus in Psychology, Psychobiology, Neuroscience, or Human Development.
  • Prior research experiences in a laboratory focusing on children and adolescents, including experiences with recruitment, consent/assent, collecting and managing research data, and assisting with IRB submissions
  • Experience with SPSS, RedCap
  • Familiarity with BIOPAC & AcqKnowledge physiological hardware and software
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Desire to implement long-lasting organizational systems
  • Excited to work with, teach, and learn from others in the laboratory

Working Environment

1. Standard office and lab environments.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on July 17, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly rate for the position is $17.00

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names and contact information for three references
  4. Copy of transcripts to show successful completion Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Child Development, and/or Research Methods as an undergraduate course with a course grade of A or B (unofficial transcripts accepted)

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492524
Posted: 6/26/2019
Application Due: 8/7/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable