MODEL-AD Center Program Manager (Research Analyst)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 304082
STARK NEUROSCIENCES RES INST (IN-SNRI-IUINA)
The Indiana University (IU)/Jackson Laboratory (JAX), University of Pittsburgh (PITT) Model Organism Development and Evaluation of Late-onset Alzheimer's Disease (IU/JAX/PITT MODEL-AD) Center is a multidisciplinary team at the forefront of translational Alzheimer's disease research, using cutting edge technology to develop, validate and disseminate new, precise animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Center is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and organized Center Program Manager (Research Analyst) interested in working within an exciting and dynamic multidisciplinary team.
Assists with the research conducted in the IU/JAX/PITT MODEL-AD Center at many levels.
Spends a proportion of time leading experiments and analyzing data, writing manuscripts, scientific reports, and disseminating information, and will be expected to play a role in guiding the scientific direction of the IU/JAX/PITT MODEL-AD including grant writing.
Interacts with and helps to oversee trainees, and will work in collaboration with other lab staff, postdoctoral fellows, students, and NIH staff.
Develops and maintains SOPs and trains lab members in their use.
Assists with developing agendas, scheduling meetings, and preparing posters and presentations for scientific meetings.
Performs highly complex and intricate laboratory experiments.
Leads protocol development, data analysis and report preparation.
Maintains safety records and ensures safety/compliance procedures and protocols are followed.
Hires, trains, and supervises lab staff and student employees; assures observation of safety policies.
Maintains fiscal accountability of the program and approves all expenditures for the lab.
May develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for research projects and related work.
May present research findings to staff, leadership, and external partners.
EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in science related field plus 3 years of research experience OR
Bachelor's degree in science related field plus 6 years of research experience
Ph.D. in life sciences or equivalent OR
Master's degree with 4 years experience in Neuroscience research
3 years postdoctoral training including experience in molecular and cellular analysis of brain tissue and experience in behavioral analysis of rodents
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
Must have an understanding of scientific theory and practical knowledge methodology
Experience training students on lab procedures, equipment and safety
Experience managing multiple research projects in a highly productive lab environment
Strong publication record including first author publications in high impact journals in the area of brain function
Demonstrated knowledge of the utilization of animal research models and handling
Advanced computer skills and software application
Proven ability to multitask and prioritize with an eye to consistently producing high-quality work and meeting deadlines in a demanding environment
Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with technical and nontechnical users
Well-developed presentation skills with demonstrated ability to conduct training sessions and instruct others both in small and large groups in formal and informal settings
Excellent written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
Sound knowledge of associated risks in a research environment and laboratory safety regulations
Ability to perform both standard and complex laboratory procedures with accuracy, precision and reliability
Possess a reputation for resourcefulness with the ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems with a strong sense of accountability and initiative
Strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Strong organizational skills in leading large, complex research studies
Ability to work closely with a wide variety of investigators at multiple different sites
High degree of technical expertise
Proficient in the scientific techniques used in the lab
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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