The Extreme Light Lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is searching for a research project manager. The research project manager plays an important role in working with the laboratory director to manage daily laboratory operations. Responsibilities include: Contribute to overall strategic planning and development by leading experimental and project planning sessions with faculty, scientists, and students. Learn and work with research grant work statements. Work with the principal investigator and project members to develop comprehensive action plans for projects and experiments, monitor task completion, and ensure all project activities are completed on schedule. Implement project management tools tailored for scientific development to be used by scientists and students. Document project progress for annual reporting and evaluation metrics and reviews for compliance with federal regulations. Develop and maintain project management/communication tools. Provide administrative support for project meetings and associated travel; and assists with onboarding new project members. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project. Work with all team members to set priorities and deadlines. Work with each individual team member to develop individual goals for career advancement. Coach faculty and senior scientists on leadership techniques to improve team cohesiveness and engagement. Coordinate with outside agencies, external consultants, etc. to facilitate delivery of technical assistance in support of projects. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is encouraged.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Administration or related field, plus two years of experience in project management, business, laboratory, or information management. Proficiency with PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software programs. Demonstrated excellence in at least three of these skills: problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, time management, interpersonal, facilitation, and/or communication skills. Ability to multi-task, work independently, and facilitate transparent communication between diverse teams. Knowledge of budgeting and project management principles. Experience in promoting teamwork of a diverse group of individuals
Master’s degree in business administration or related field. Education or training in engineering or physics. Experience providing post-award oversight for grants and/or contracts. Experience with project management software programs. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Knowledge of data management practices and technologies.
About University of Nebraska-Lincoln
About the Extreme Light Laboratory:
We study the science, technology, and applications of high-intensity laser light. Our 8,000-sq.-ft. research facility occupies three floors of the Behlen Lab building on the UNL city campus. The facility has been in continuous operation for the past 15 years. Our research has applications in medicine, security, defense, and industry. The results of our research has been featured in high-profile scientific journals. Our team includes research scientists, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, and technicians. As a host institution of the national laser network LaserNetUS, we have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from other institutions worldwide.
Benefits of Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln:
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition remission for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises. Please refer to the University of Nebra...ska Benefits site for information.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
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