Organizes data collection efforts for faculty members, postdocs and graduate students in the CDR, running and troubleshooting a wide variety of behavioral research studies delivered across several formats (e.g., computer-based, video-taped, etc.) in the CDR Pop-Up and Virtual labs. Coordinates with lab staff across CDR spaces to implement studies across locations.
Works with lab staff, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to design and optimize research procedures, both for specific projects for which one serves as a project manager, as well as for providing general operational recommendations and procedures related to data collection in the Pop-Up and Virtual Labs.
Oversees hiring, training, scheduling, and managing lab research assistants, and assists the Lab Services Directors in designing and delivering research assistant training and professional development events.
Assists in designing and enforcing standards of conduct and participant engagement to be upheld by all lab staff.
Manages administrative tasks related to the daily operations of the Pop-up and Virtual labs, including management of participant intake/consent procedures, organization and management of daily studies conducted in the labs, scheduling and oversight of research assistants, maintenance of proper record-keeping for participant data and research management, and delivery of incentives to participants.Â
Oversees participant on-boarding and related fraud detection methods for participants in the Virtual Lab.
Maintains a database of participant records for ongoing and completed studies in the Pop-up and Virtual labs, including records of incentives provided for participation.
Sends regular research updates to researchers and assists the Lab Services Director in providing weekly, quarterly and yearly progress report data for the CDR community.Â
Coordinates with Pop-up location partners to schedule research activities, and uphold positive relationships with these partners, including managing reporting to the partners as requested.Â
Oversees maintenance and tracking of Pop-up Lab facilities, equipment, and incentives, with support of IT and Labs staff as needed.
Maintains excellent, timely communication regarding research operations with CDR faculty, students, postdocs, and staff.
Attends weekly CDR staff meetings, and lab team meetings to review and discuss operational procedures and goals.
Keeps up-to-date with Institutional Review Board policy and ethical guidelines in human subjects research, and provide support and best-practice recommendations to CDR researchers related to these guidelines and policies.
Provides assistance on participant outreach methods as needed.
Reconciles research expenses using UChicago ePayment and GEMS online systems as necessary.
Enters and codes operations-related data, and conducts data analyses as necessary.
Assists in organizing and staffing CDR-sponsored events (Think Better lecture series, etc.) as needed.
Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.
May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in the area of psychology, organizational behavior, or marketing.
Masterâ™s degree in psychology, organizational behavior, or marketing.
At least two years of experience in conducting computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments.
Familiarity with methods of social science experimentation.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Outstanding communication skills. Â
Interact with faculty, students, and staff in a professional and timely manner.
Work on multiple projects and to prioritize accordingly.
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One letter of recommendation (required)
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