The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging (DCAN) Labs are seeking a Research Support Manager to lead all aspects of the daily operations of the DCAN labs. The successful applicant will work well independently, work optimally with a team, and communicate clearly in a collaborative environment with a diverse range of research tasks and subject areas!
The DCAN Labs are an interdisciplinary team of researchers passionate about:
Understanding basic principles of brain functioning in infants, children, and adults.
Discovering how neuropsychiatric and other brain-based disorders develop and progress over time.
Contributing to the prevention and treatment of brain-based disorders.
Developing innovative techniques and analytical tools which can be shared openly with the scientific community.
Engaging under-represented communities with respect to all academic research and medicine.
DCAN Labs is integral to nation-wide studies such as the Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. To learn more about our lab and current research studies, please visit our website:
DCAN Labs is housed in the new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB). MIDB is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River featuring regular shuttle service to the main UMN campus, a sport court, walking trails, playground, and outdoor seating. MIDB houses educators and researchers from across the University as well as M Health Fairview clinicians, enabling side-by-side collaboration and providing a one-stop setting for patients and families that’s convenient, welcoming, and calm.
The responsibilities of the Research Support Manager will include:
Lead all aspects of daily operations of the DCAN staff and personnel (20+ members). The RSM will have the authority to hire, transfer, promote, discharge, suspend, assign work, reward, manage the performance of and remediate any issues related to the work of employees.
Lead hiring of new staff and ensure accurate orientation and training is provided. Conduct staff meetings, conduct performance appraisals, supervise the progress and attainment of mutually agreed upon goals for teams.
Facilitate the development of staff.
Approve time-off requests.
Check in with individual staff members on a regular basis to assess work progress and goal setting.
Coordinate day-to-day operations to ensure all studies are in a constant state of compliance with funder regulations and University policies.
Policies and Procedures: Development of DCAN policies and procedures to promote adherence to relevant University, IRB, and NIH policies. Consistently assure adherence to regulatory requirements to ensure patient safety and privacy, data safety, and the safety of research staff.
Plan and lead weekly lab meetings and science discussions.
Coordinate space and equipment needs with University bodies (e.g.: MSI, MIDB, CMRR, etc.).
This position is expected to work in office 4 days per week with one day remote. The salary range for the position is $70,000-$90,000 depending on qualifications.
BA/BS with at least 6 years of lab management experience or advanced degree with 4 years of lab management experience.
Four (4) or more years’ proven experience onboarding, training, and supervising employees.
Ability to lead in a fast-paced environment with hard set results.
Excellent communication, listening, and social skills.
Excellent organization skills and management of sophisticated tasks.
Familiarity with project management tools such as Basecamp, Slack, Box and Google Drive.
Financial management skills including budget preparation and review of grant budgets to meet funding requirements.
Experience working with community organizations and with diverse populations.
Experience in managing communication across a large team, including staff, co-investigators, community members, consultants, and analysts.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.