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Project Director/Lab Manager

Fordham University

Job Description

Project Director/Lab Manager

Psychology, Rose Hill

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Youth Development in Diverse Contexts Lab is looking to hire 1 full-time lab manager reporting directly to and supervised by the Principal Investigator of the NIH grant, Professor Tiffany Yip, this is a 2-year position on an existing 5-year NIH-funded grant to conduct a longitudinal study of sleep, health, and academics disparities during the college transition through graduation.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in young adult development, discrimination, and health disparities. This position is a great opportunity for individuals who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a doctoral program in development, clinical, counseling psychology or related fields.

Essential Functions

  • Assumes day-to-day management of a new NIH-funded grant to conduct a longitudinal study of sleep, health, and academics during the college transition through graduation
  • Implementing study procedures
  • Data collection and data management – must have experience with data tracking systems
  • Construction and maintenance of data collection instruments and protocols (i.e., online Qualtrics surveys, biomarker collection, anthropometric measures, institutional records)
  • Manages and tracks participant retention and other study protocols over time
  • Hiring, training, and supervises research staff in data collection and data entry
  • Directly supervises 5-10 undergraduate research assistants and oversees 3-4 doctoral students
  • Manages recruitment, scheduling and maintaining ongoing communications with participating students and University administrators
  • Communicates effectively with the Principal Investigator, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate research assistants
  • Day-to-day project administration and operations (i.e., IRB, survey management, lab and project meetings, recruitment, participant payment, project finances, equipment and supply purchasing, participant communication and tracking, etcc
  • Direct weekly lab meetings
  • Manages ongoing funding activities including administrative and research support for grant writing and managing submissions and ongoing reporting requirements
  • Opportunities to participate in design and conduct of basic and complex data analyses
  • Opportunities to participate in writing, presenting, and submitting research reports to professional conferences and scientific peer-reviewed journals

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. is minimum in the fields of psychology, education, public health, or relevant social science,
  • Minimum 2 years’ full-time experience with research in a team-based setting, and comfort using research and statistical software and survey platforms
  • Demonstrated capacity to:
    • Manage a project effectively, efficiently and in an organized manner
    • Simultaneously juggle and prioritize multiple competing tasks
    • Work efficiently and successfully consider order of operations
    • Hire, train, and supervise field research and research administration team
    • Attend to detail
    • Communicate effectively, professionally, and in a timely manner
    • Work effectively in a group-/lab-based environment including with more senior and more junior colleagues
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly with self-motivation and maturity
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

M.A. or M.S.

Minimum Starting Salary: $43,000

Maximum Starting Salary: 49,000

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/4470


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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