Lab Manager

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Job Title:

Lab Manager

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

B.A. or B.S. degree

Required Related Experience:

Experience with Mac and PC systems. Experience managing multiple research projects at the same time. Experience using Matlab.

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Physical Requirements:



40 hours; daytime hours and evening/weekend availability

Job Summary:

Expected to develop reliable practices for behavioral and psychophysiological data analysis (including cognitive task coding), and support other members of the lab in implementing these practices. Experience coding in MATLAB or Python is needed. In addition, the lab manager will have the opportunity to substantially contribute to new research projects investigating the interactions between cognition, sleep, and health including analyzing existing data and piloting new studies. The depth or breadth of this involvement will be in accordance with the employee’s long-term career goals and abilities. The applicant must: have basic statistical knowledge related to managing data, be able to perform basic statistical analyses, and the desire to grow and learn about more advanced statistical models, have 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), have good interpersonal skills; have readiness to work with others as part of a research team, be able to help fix technological or scheduling issues and express tolerance for being interrupted while working to deal with an immediate issue.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Applicants should have prior experience conducting psychological research, including in participant recruitment, data collection, data storage, and basic data analysis to provide support for these activities and to independently perform them. Essential Functions include familiarity with Mac and PC computers, installing software, setting up hardware, and troubleshooting computer-related issues; gathering, organizing and maintaining centralized laboratory information, including lab websites and assisting with IRB, training, and financial management.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

B.A. or B.S. degree with major focus in Psychology or Neuroscience. Experience coding in R. Ability to analyze & manage psychophysiology data. 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. Work Schedule To be coordinated with lab PI

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time