Research Laboratory Manager

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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Research Laboratory Manager
Posting Number req14167
Department Vet Med Administration
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for the Research Manager Position, The Research Manager will manage a team of research laboratory personnel, including research staff, student workers, graduate assistants, and postdoctoral research associates. The other primary purpose of the position is to conduct psychology research data collection for an NIH-funded R01 nationwide clinical trial. The research topic is service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families. This position will facilitate, implement, perform and oversee a wide variety of psychology research activities. The role will involve developing, adapting, and managing research protocols. Data collection will be conducted remotely, so it will consist of telephone calls, video calls, emails, mailing, and text messages. On-site work is required to compile study packages to send, receive and process samples, and maintain the laboratory environment. The position will be part of an inclusive team environment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Personnel Management

  • Manage a team of research laboratory personnel, including research staff, student workers, graduate assistants, and postdoctoral research associates
  • Plan and direct the day-to-day work of team members to achieve research goals, including participant communication, data processing, data entry, and logistics of the studies 
  • Recruit, hire, train, and onboard new research staff, including communicating about expectations for the research role, monitoring performance in daily tasks and ongoing milestones, and evaluating performance over time
  • Manage personnel compliance with regulatory and research standards (e.g., IRB, IACUC) and clinical trial protocols
  • Set goals and objectives for research team members to maximize research efficiency and effectiveness

Data Collection

  • Conduct research for NIH-funded stream of research, including a national randomized clinical trial on service dogs and PTSD
  • Oversee and implement research protocols with national sample of participants 
  • Conduct telephone calls with research participants to: invite them to participate, build rapport and relationships, provide advice/guidance in study tasks, schedule assessments, troubleshoot, and be a primary point of contact 
  • Communicate with participants in an inclusive, respectful, friendly, and professional manner 
  • Prepare study materials for research and process received study materials 
  • Direct, instruct, and check other laboratory personnel to conduct data collection, including quality control to ensure high quality interactions with research participants and protocol compliance 
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders including service dog provider organizations

Protocol Development & Laboratory Management

  • Develop and adapt research protocols to be implemented by the data collection and research team 
  • Review effectiveness of current practices and develop updated and improved processes
  • Organize and coordinate laboratory space, including the physical environment and digital filing systems
  • Monitor and enhance the research workflow to ensure efficiency and meeting milestones and timeline targets
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory protocols and confidentiality of participant data 
  • Other duties as assigned

Data Analysis & Reporting

  • Compile data status reports for key stakeholders, including funders and regulatory groups (e.g., Data Safety and Monitoring Board) 
  • Oversee data quality control 
  • Create graphs and presentations of data

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team skills (in person, writing, and telephone) 
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Ability to implement project management skills
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Willingness to be flexible in daily tasks (integrate multiple tasks into workday)
  • Ability to work independently under moderate supervision 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with REDCap
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $59,404 - $71,670
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 8
Career Stream and Level M1
Job Family Research & Lab
Job Function Research
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 3/28/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Katie Chimienti,
Open Date 3/21/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant Documents Needed to Apply
Three (3) samples of organizational and technical skills. Examples may include:
  • Organized and formatted document in Microsoft Word
  • Organized and formatted spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel
  • Organized and formatted email
  • PowerPoint presentation PDF
  • Screenshot of organized calendar
  • Organized project/task list in Asana or other project management software
  • Other sample of organizational and technical skills
Please collate all three examples into one PDF document for submission.
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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