Lab Manager

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 12-May-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR21841

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

Lab management tasks include:

  • Recruiting and paying participants.

  • Managing IRB approvals and amendments.

  • Providing support for lab personnel.

  • Website maintenance.

  • Social media management.

  • Preparing and submitting expense reports.

  • Planning lab meetings and events.

  • Onboarding new hires.

  • Creating reports for the use of computational resources.

  • Carrying-out administrative duties such as ordering equipment, maintaining paperwork and electronic materials, and the general maintenance of the day-to-day operations of the lab.

Research oriented tasks include:

  • Conducting literature reviews.

  • Brainstorming research questions and hypotheses.

  • Training/testing human subjects in both neuroimaging (fNIRS) and behavioral experiments.

  • Designing and programming experiments.

  • Wrangling and scraping large datasets.

  • Analyzing experimental data using R and Python.

  • Preparing manuscripts for publication.

  • Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • A bachelor's degree or higher in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, biology, physics, math or other related fields.


  • Research experience in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or another social science, would be ideal.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong computer programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, R and/or Python) are expected, though we will help to improve candidateâ™s computational skills through lab training and collaborative research projects.

  • Should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills are essential.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover letter (required)

  • References (required)

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Create a Job Alert for Similar Jobs
About University of Chicago (UC)
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.
Connections working at University of Chicago (UC)
More Jobs from This Employer
Return to Search Results

View or Apply

Similar Positions