Research Project Manager

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Physics and Astronomy-319000

Working Title:

Research Project Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications

Full Time/Part Time?:

Part-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

This position has been modified to be 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week). Previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physics and Astronomy Department has an opening for a Project Analyst to work directly with the LEGEND collaboration under the supervision of John Wilkerson. The LEGEND Collaboration’s research activities are focused on the search for neutrinoless double beta (0vßß) decay of 76Ge and developing novel ways to increase the sensitivity of the research apparatus. The international collaboration is building the LEGEND-200 experiment and planning for a next-generation ton-scale experiment.

The Project Analyst will support our efforts to manage the LEGEND-200 budget, schedule, and associated logistics. The Project Analyst’s duties include maintaining, and communicating the collaboration’s scope, schedule, and budgets for the LEGEND-200 project. This position will establish project-specific management policies, procedures, standards, and training which direct and guide the successful planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closeout of the LEGEND-200 project. The Project Analyst will also organize domestic and international shipping of project materials and will work with collaborators to resolve timing and resource demands as they arise.

Educational Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of three years of experience in successfully performing project management duties, preferably with technical engineering or scientific projects.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to successfully interact with members of an international collaboration, national laboratories, national funding agencies, and senior project members.
Well versed in construction, operations, R&D, and business systems to assure project scope is accomplished, schedules are met, and work is completed within budget.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time