Research Project Coordinator - 12894BR

Research Project Coordinator

Bureau of Child Research
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Speech and Applied Neuroscience Lab is seeking one Research Project Coordinator to manage our studies on developing and evaluating brain-computer interfaces for augmentative and alternative communication with specific emphasis on individuals which complex communication needs due to neurodegenerative and neurological disorders across the lifespan. The coordinator will communicate with clinical and research collaborators, and be the primary contact during recruitment and enrollment of participants in the Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka area, with possible additional recruitment from the Lincoln, NE region. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with individuals who require augmentative and alternative communication and their caregivers and families, developing skills in collaborative and translational research, and participating in each phase of the research process.

The position is part-time, 50% FTE, located in Lawrence Kansas at the Speech and Applied Neuroscience Lab (1200 Sunnyside Ave.). Project sites are primarily located in Lawrence, KS with partners at the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City, KS) and the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (Lincoln, NE).

Job Description

The Research Project Coordinator will work directly with the Principal Investigator, doctoral students, masters students and undergraduates in the lab. In addition, the project coordinator will meet regularly with the PI to discuss recruitment, enrollment, and retention of participants, and also meet with the clinical collaborators on best practices for interacting with individuals with neuromotor impairments and their families / caregivers. The following are specific responsibilities for the Project Coordinator:
  • 75% Research administration:
    • coordinating with clinical partners and leading participant recruitment efforts of both individuals with and without neuromotor impairments,
    • scheduling project activities with participants and tracking resource usage,
    • following up with participants to help maximize retention, and
    • assisting in management of lab members completing project activities
  • 25% Laboratory management
    • managing resources and equipment
    • ensuring personnel have proper training for project requirements
    • project reporting to granting agencies.
    • grant development
    • participating in lab meetings
    • preparing submissions (both new and continuing) to the institutional review board

Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree or higher in disciplines related to speech, motor control, neuroscience, education or learning
2. 1 year of research project experience such as conducting or coordinating research activities
3. Effective written and oral communication skills as evidenced by application materials
4. Excellent organizational skills as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

1. Knowledge / experience with special populations across the lifespan.
2. Experience working on an externally funded research grant and interacting with granting agencies
3. Experience with computer software for data base management
4. Ability to work independently and attend to details as demonstrated in work experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Deadline to apply is 9/23/18.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jonathan Brumberg,

Advertised Salary Range

$26,000 annually at .50 FTE ($25 hr)

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Posting ID:
Bureau of Child Research
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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