Req Id:  29941
Job Title:  Project Manager for Clinical Psychology Research
Job Description: 

Job Summary


The iCAN Lab at Purdue University (PI: Sarah Karalunas) is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist with operations of a clinical research lab in Psychological Sciences. Research is largely funded by NIH and focuses on children and families with ADHD. The manager will help with all day-to-day lab operations, including overseeing study administration (e.g., staffing, recruitment, data collection, compensating participants); staff hiring and supervision; managing research equipment, technology, and supply needs; overseeing IRB and other regulatory compliance; coordinating lab meetings and events; and supporting the PI in developing new protocols and projects. The manager will also assist the PI in grant submission, including writing and editing non-science portions of grants, and be responsible for working with external agencies to achieve research goals (e.g., interfacing with large health systems for recruitment, coordinating off-campus research space). 


The ideal candidate will have some prior experience with one or more of the following: managing research projects, working with children and families, and familiarity with online data collection, psychometrics, budgeting, and the grant submission process. Experience in all areas is not necessary; candidates with experience in any of these or related areas will be considered, and there is flexibility for this job to fit a candidate’s particular strengths and interests. This position is ideal for a college graduate interested in applying to graduate school OR a recent master’s or PhD graduate interested in research administration as a long-term career. You must submit a cover letter to be considered.


P2 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development, or related field 
  • 1 year of experience in a research lab, minimum

P3 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development, or related field 
  • 2-3 years of experience in a research lab


  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience with online data collection in REDCap, Qualtrics, or similar platform
  • Experience with data management in SPSS, Excel
  • Experience supervising staff


  • Familiarity with grant writing, submission, and management
  • Commitment to supporting an inclusive laboratory environment
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism as a collegial team member
  • Ability to work as part of a team and train others
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to anticipate needs and solve problems
  • Ability to work in-person on Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, IN (hybrid is possible with weekly on-campus commitment)


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days 
Posting Start Date:  2/26/24