Program Manager

University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
Dr. William "Scott" Killgore is a clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on understanding the brain systems involved in emotional processes and cognitive performance. His work combines neurocognitive assessment with state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods to study the role of emotion in complex cognitive processes such as moral judgment, decision-making, and risk-taking. Current federally funded projects include neuroimaging studies of novel treatments to improve sleep in patients recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as projects aimed at bolstering resilience and emotional intelligence, and understanding the relationship between personality and responses to stress. Dr. Killgore is looking for a program manager for his extremely active and vibrant lab. This position would provide primary logistical and management oversight for multiple research projects, grant funding, regulatory affairs, and day-to-day personnel issues. The program manager will be responsible for managing a large group of trained research technicians, several postdoctoral fellows, and numerous student volunteers at any one time. The program manager will oversee the day-to-day operation of one of the largest behavioral/neuroscience laboratories on campus. A high degree of professionalism, organization, discretion, initiative, ability to follow instructions and use of good judgment is expected. Exceptional skill is required in both oral and written communications, and computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is essential. The person in this position will demonstrate excellent initiative and independent judgment. The successful candidate must, work independently under the direction of the supervisor, keep official records and monitor regulatory compliance, conduct periodic audits of research records and lab practices and initiate remediation and/or improvements in lab policies and procedures as necessary. The program manager must be effective at handling non-routine scientific and personnel situations/conflicts/issues by determining the approach or action to take and interpret guidelines, procedures, policies and practices, using professional vocabulary, tact, discretion and judgment. The ability to manage a large staff of research technicians and postdoctoral researchers is crucial. Prior experience working in a lab focused on human participants' research is highly preferred, and prior management experience is required. A background in human behavior, psychology, neuroscience or related area is preferable. The ideal candidate would have a background in cognitive testing or neuroimaging data collection/analysis, and a strong understanding of data analysis/statistics and scientific methods. The person in this position must be able to handle multiple projects and to work as a team member, communicating effectively with faculty, professional staff and work colleagues. Strong organizational abilities are required to efficiently complete tasks, track progress of projects, ensure follow-up and timely completion, and interact with granting agencies and stakeholders. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.