Chicago, Illinois

Location: Hyde Park Campus Job Description: Directs the daily operations of Mindworks. Coordinates with the Labs Services Director in designing all procedures, tools, and operations of Mindworks, and adjusting and refining these operations when required.  Assists the CDR Labs Services Director in leading the CDR management team during weekly meetings to revise and develop Mindworks Lab policies and procedures in order to facilitate efficient and effective operations and recruitment of participants. Supervises Mindworks research operations, managing the full execution of all faculty, research professional, and graduate student research projects in the CDR Labs. This includes project management oversight for all procedures and operations for the full lifecycle of studies carried out through the CDR Labs. Provides advisory and consulting support for faculty, research professional, and student researchers on study designs to be carried out at Mindworks. Oversees management of Mindworks staff, including the design and delivery of research team training materials and training events, methods for providing feedback and encouraging professional development for Lab team members. Designs visitor experience content and trains all research staff on Mindworks visitor engagement, and ethical practices in conducting research with Mindworks visitors. Leads search and hiring decisions for Lab staffing needs, and determining seasonal staffing needs of Mindworks. Oversees content of current exhibits in Mindworks, and provides guidance on the design of future exhibits and demonstrations as necessary. Works with the Labs Services Director and research professionals in designing and developing interactive educational research opportunities, events, and programs to be presented by the CDR Labs, in support of research initiatives and outreach. Manages and executes these events and programs hosted at Mindworks to support our research and educational missions. Designs and oversees communication and reporting methods related to research progress and operations at Mindworks, between lab managers, researchers, research assistants, and staff. Promotes the CDRâ™s research initiatives through building and maintaining strong partnerships across UChicago, as well as with local civic and community organizations.  Coordinates with partner organizations through which the CDR can promote Mindworks and carry out field research outreach initiatives, exploring creative avenues for collaboration.  Interfaces with cultural and business leaders in Chicago to promote Mindworks. Oversees development of outreach and advertising ideas and publicity methods for recruiting participants into Mindworks research, in coordination with CDR Director of Communications and Labs Services Director. Serves as a liaison between CDR researchers and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board, and keeps up-to-date with Institutional Review Board policy and ethical guidelines in human subjects research, as well as state-of-the art methods and tools in behavioral science research.  Provides support and best-practice recommendations to CDR researchers related to these guidelines and policies. Oversees the CDR Lab reporting to researchers and internal progress data collection and reporting.  Coordinates with the Labs Director in producing quarterly reports of lab accomplishments and activities for the CDR community. With the Lab Services Director, assists in managing recruitment of Mindworks visitors into the CDR Virtual Lab, and oversees the operations and procedures of engaging participants across both lab operations, as well as overseeing staff who manage the intersection of Mindworks and Virtual Lab operations.   Manages the budget and accounting for Mindworks, in consultation with Labs Director and Budget and Accounting office personnel. Maintains and oversees facilities and equipment in the CDR Labs, including procurement. Ensures that Mindworks research equipment and supplies are well-maintained. Oversees maintenance of the equipment and facilities in the CDR Labs, in consultation with IT and facilities staff when necessary. Manages all external research collaborations carried out at Mindworks, specifically through oversight of project management, coordination with the IRB, and management of invoicing and payment. Reconciles research expenses using UChicago ePayment and GEMS online systems as necessary, and through coordination with Budget and Accounting staff. Assists the CDR Labs Services Director in designing and delivering training, retreat, and professional development events for the full CDR Labs team. Manages research professionals and support staff involved with planning, monitoring, and compliance aspects of research projects. Advises other researchers on long-range plans for research projects. Develops goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines for research activity based on department strategy. Performs other related work as needed. Preferred Qualifications Education: Masterâ™s degree in the area of psychology, business, organizational behavior. Experience: At least five years of experience in managing a team of research staff, with demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship. Experience in managing budgets and accounting procedures. Technical Skills or Knowledge: Programming and technical skills related to conducting computer and web-based research. Preferred Competencies Expertise in behavioral research design and research methods with at least five years of experience in conducting computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments. Outstanding verbal, written, presentation and organizational skills.  Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes for complex research structures and processes, all while achieving key objectives for research operations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty, organizational partners, and members of the public, across a range of communication methods. Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach. 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