[visionlist] Hiring - Project Manager - Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience - Dr. Suzy Scherf

Suzy Scherf suzyscherf at psu.edu
Thu Jun 1 08:15:32 -05 2017

Penn State University, Dept. of Psychology: Project Manager Position

Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience

A research Project Manager position is available in the Laboratory of
Developmental Neuroscience in the Psychology Department (
http://sites.psu.edu/scherflab/) at Penn State University. The Project
Manager will be responsible for working closely with the Principle
Investigator (PI) and other research study staff to oversee a 5-year
NIH-funded longitudinal study on pubertal development. This project is
designed to understand how pubertal development influences brain
development and social information processing abilities. The Research
Project Manager will provide overall grant organization including
coordinating the day-to-day management of the study, providing
project-related administrative support to the study team, as well as
monitoring compliance with federal regulations and University policy. The
responsibilities include (but are not limited to): planning, developing,
and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control;
managing and tracking budget and resources; assisting with PSU
Institutional Review Board submissions; preparing study documentation;
supervising undergraduate research staff; participant recruitment; and
organizing participant/family laboratory visits.

The position typically requires a Bachlor’s degree or higher plus two years
of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel,
Powerpoint) is required. The successful candidate must have an
understanding of research methods, be technologically savvy, highly
motivated, proactive, have excellent written communication skills, work
effectively with a professional team as well as independently, and
consistently demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Experience working with children and adolescents is preferred. The position
is scheduled to begin June 15, 2017, although flexibility on this date is

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with
excellent possibility of re-funding.

Dr. Suzy Scherf
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
The Pennsylvania State University
suzyscherf at psu.edu
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