St. Louis
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35416
Hiring Department


University of Missouri - St. Louis

Lab Manager for Addiction Science

The Addiction Science Team at UMSL-Missouri Institute of Mental Health (UMSL-MIMH) conducts grant implementation and evaluation services for several federally- and state-funded research and service grants focused on substance use prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction. Our overarching goals include preventing overdose deaths, promoting the dignity and worth of people who use drugs, and reducing barriers to evidence-based treatment and recovery services. Our team has grown rapidly in the past few years, and we are looking for a self-starting, passionate, experienced, and organized individual to help supervise our team and provide critical insight into the work that we do.

The Lab Manager for the Addiction Science team will oversee grant-related operational activities, including personnel management, report generation and review, strategic guidance, financial oversight and planning, as well as assistance with grant application and manuscript writing and preparation. The primary responsibility of this individual will be to ensure the goals and objectives of various projects are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, and community collaborators, while capitalizing on the varied skillsets of all team members. This position will also be expected to have existing content knowledge in substance use and addiction, and be able to quickly integrate new knowledge and understanding from the research literature and community partners.


Project Facilitation and Team Oversight

    Organize and lead or co-lead regular meetings of project teams to monitor progress and assist with problem-solving as challenges arise Oversee select Addiction Science staff, including holding individual check-in meetings, conducting annual performance evaluations, and providing mentorship and guidance Provide supervision and leadership to team members interfacing with the various Addiction Science projects, utilizing strong management and supervision strategiesProvide strategic guidance and direction for developing Addiction Science initiativesLead and organize training and technical assistance opportunities for treatment providers and other stakeholders
Grants Management and Activities

    Interface with the UMSL Office of Research Administration and the MIMH pre- and post-award staff to plan and execute grant submissions and compliance matters. Tasks include budget preparations, reviewing contracts, drafting project descriptions, etc.Be a primary point of contact with external partners as it relates to contracting, billing, and payments Oversee and contribute to the preparation of required grants management documentation and reporting Provide ongoing oversight and management of select grant budgetsProvide ongoing maintenance and updates of the public-facing website for the State Opioid Response grant ( and review public-facing content, including informational one-pagers, brochures, and fact sheets with a critical eye
Grant Writing and Manuscript Preparation

    Assist with grant opportunity identification, proposal development, and narrative writingAssist with scientific publications, serving as co-author of peer-reviewed presentations and manuscriptsProvide organizational leadership, management, revisions, and writing assistance for grant proposals and research manuscripts
Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree in psychological science, social work, public health, or a related field At least 5 years of experience managing a teamPossess extraordinary organizational skills, communication skills, project management skills, and leadership abilitiesSufficient skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Content knowledge about substance use and addiction
Preferred Qualifications

    At least 5 years of experience in management within behavioral health research, non-profit, or program development settingSignificant expertise related to drug user health, harm reduction, racial equity, justice, substance use and addiction, and community collaboration
Personal Qualities: The ideal candidate would be self-directed, organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and solution-focused. They would also be an effective communicator, possess expert critical thinking skills, and place high value in developing and maintaining authentic relationships within and outside of the Addiction Science team.

Reports to: Rachel Winograd, PhD, Associate Research Professor

Remote Work/Physical Requirements: Many job duties can and will be done remotely, especially in 2021 as we continue to grapple with COVID-19. For meetings or other activities in community settings, we will adhere to strict social distancing and PPE protocols. As it becomes safe to do so, reporting to work onsite at UMSL-MIMH and at community organizations will be expected.

Salary range: $60,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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