Lab Manager (7397U), Haas School of Business 15648

Lab Manager (7397U), Haas School of Business 15648 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 9, 2021

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

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Professor Jennifer Chatman's research lab at University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business is hiring a lab manager who will oversee the day-to-day general operations research conducted by Professor Jennifer Chatman and her collaborators (e.g., faculty, students, post docs).

The lab manager would be involved in behavioral research. All aspects of this research involve an extremely professional demeanor while working with research participants and collaborators from diverse backgrounds and being extremely meticulous in data collection and analysis.
Administrative duties include liaising with finance, human resources, IT, and facilities to meet the day-to-day needs of the research lab.

  • Manages the personnel, timelines, logistics, and data collection for research studies of many different kinds and oversees undergraduate research assistants as they run studies. The lab manager will spend the first month receiving extensive training to learn how to conduct behavioral research and will be expected to oversee behavioral studies after training is complete.
  • Collaborates across a diverse array of faculty, graduate students, research assistants, and staff to manage the portfolio of research projects and communication flow with Professor Chatman.
    • Hiring, coordinating and working with many part time research (student) assistants. The lab manager would determine the projects and responsibilities of each of the research assistants and work with Faculty and their graduate students to make sure all research needs are met
    • Run regular lab meetings to develop research assistant skills and provide guidance on tasks
    • Embody the principle of “beyond yourself” by supporting a diverse and inclusive working environment amongst lab members
  • Prepares and analyzes research data using SPSS and R. The lab manager will serve as the "expert" on how to use Qualtrics, SPSS, and R and will train research assistants on these programs. The lab manager will “question the status quo” and promote continual innovation and improvement in lab processes by proposing new research methods and software as appropriate.
  • Embracing the principle of “students always,” the lab manager will engage in career development activities:
    • Attends MORS colloquium, journal club, and/or other research events to build research expertise and connections with faculty and graduate students
    • Attend any relevant campus training courses or classes to gain knowledge and be more proficient with campus policies and role-relevant skills
    • Overall, seek training to allow position to grow and develop professionally.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn common campus-specific and other computer application programs (PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data using SPSS or R with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience running experiments of all kinds in the lab and field.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay will be commensurate with experience up to $26.50.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a one-year contract position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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