Lab Manager - 22569BR

Lab Manager

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Hybrid
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The lab manager is responsible for maintaining the fragile X research lab. Currently, the lab is running a federally funded, longitudinal study involving more than 50 families located all over the United States. The study focuses on the development of young adults with fragile X syndrome (FXS), as well as the impact of parenting behaviors on the children. The project employs 2 research assistants with varying responsibilities including data collection, coding of videotapes, and all day-to-day functions within the lab.

Job Description

  • 40%- Coordinates data collection. The lab manager is responsible for coordinating the assessments, and participating in them. This includes contacting families, traveling to the home of the families, completing interviews with the mother of the child with fragile X, administering standardized tests with the child, collecting mother-child interaction video tapes- often on weekends for 1 or 2 times per month during peak data collection periods.
  • 20%- Supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Supervise the research assistants’ activities, including conducting reliability measures. Monitor weekly timesheets and progress reports of all research assistants. Participate in weekly meetings with research assistants, supervising staff and other members of the research team.
  • 15%- Data coding and processing. Code videotaped mother-child interactions using computer software and codes specific to the current project; score standardized tests and supervise data entry into appropriate databases.
  • 10%- Participant recruitment. Assist with recruiting new families with FXS from local and national registries.
  • 10%- Participate in dissemination of research results to participating families and local and national audiences. Assist with presentation materials including data graphing and assisting with preliminary analyses.
  • 5%-Serve as a contact person with KU’s ecompliance institutional review board. Help maintain the IRB compliance documents, including parental consent and assent documentation. Assist PI in completing necessary reports to KU IRB and to federal agencies as required.

Position Requirements

  1. On average, approximately 10 hours of travel per week is required

Required Qualifications

  1. MA in Speech Language Pathology, Education, Social Work, Psychology or related field
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for communicating with families, and contributing to publications and dissemination of data, as evidenced by the quality of the application materials and interview
  3. Experience using software such as excel, power point, SPSS, and Word as evidenced by application materials
  4. Experience working with individuals and families, including the administration of standardized tests or interviews as evidenced by application materials
  5. Experience supervising personnel as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 1 year Experience using coding software such as The Observer (from Noldus
  2. Experience working on a federally-funded research project
  3. Experience working with young adults with developmental disabilities
  4. Ph.D or other doctorate in related field
  5. Experience with SALT software

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes a CV, a cover letter, a writing sample and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin July 11th, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Nancy Brady
nbrady@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

starts at 55K, could be higher depending on experience

Work Schedule

40 hours/week

Application Review Begins

11-Jul-2022

Anticipated Start Date

01-Aug-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22569BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Hybrid
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
11-Jul-2022