The Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry is interested in hiring a full-time manager to oversee day to day operations.
Our laboratory has multiple projects ongoing involving electrical recording, optical and electrical brain stimulation, and real-time signal processing in actively behaving animals and humans (sometimes called "brain-computer interfaces"). The technologies we develop will ultimately be used to change activity in specific brain circuits involved in severe mental illnesses such as PTSD, major depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some are already in pilot clinical studies. We work regularly with multiple companies in the Minnesota medical device industry.
This position interfaces primarily with the animal/engineering aspect of the lab, but there are opportunities for contact with the human research components of our program as well. Duties will include:
(10%) Maintaining and developing systems for tracking laboratory supply/equipment inventory, and working through our purchasing system to order said supplies.
(5%) Working with University financial personnel to track laboratory accounts and reconcile expenditures across sponsored research projects.
(15%) Ensuring consistency and harmonization across regulatory protocols and laboratory operating procedure documents. This may include development of new procedure documents with input from our scientific/technical staff.
(20%) Maintaining laboratory records compliant with sponsor and University regulations (e.g., HR onboarding/offboarding procedures, DEA controlled substance regulations, animal welfare regulations).
(5%) Leading preparation for inspections/audits relative to those regulations.
(10%) Serving as the Principal Investigator’s delegate for routine laboratory management tasks (e.g. access to physical space and computer systems, onboard/offboarding, absence approvals, minor human resource concerns, guidance for students volunteering or otherwise visiting the lab).
(15%) Tracking and ensuring appropriate follow up of issues affecting ongoing operations. This will likely include at least partial responsibility for agenda-setting and conduct of regular laboratory meetings.
(5%) Content curation for laboratory website and other media efforts.
(5%) Assisting with preparation of research proposals and progress reports to research sponsors. This may include minor technical figure preparation, document review and collation, proofreading, and/or action item tracking.
(10%) Other one-time or non-recurring responsibilities as delegated by the Principal Investigator.
This position is not expected to have direct involvement in bench or clinical research, but this could be worked into the role if that is of strong interest. Depending on your level of experience, it may be possible to have direct hiring/supervisory authority over other laboratory members.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BS/BA and 4 years of related experience, advanced degree with 2 years of experience; or a combination of education and experience totaling at least 8 years.
Experience working as a lead or highly independent researcher
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