The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (INI, www.ini.usc.edu) are world leaders in the development of advanced computational and scientific approaches for the comprehensive mapping of brain structure and function. LONI’s unique multidisciplinary environment and cutting edge resources allow for integration of clinical, psychological and genotypic information with neuroimaging phenotypes for research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology.
The Project/Lab Manager dedicated to the Center for Integrative Connectomics (CIC), part of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, is a highly visible individual who will work across multiple Brain Initiative projects to drive initiatives forward, improving communication between projects, reducing duplication of effort, resources and improving efficiency. This position requires a professional with a strong background in project management, consensus building and facilitation. The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging internally within the institute and the university, as well as with external collaborators to ensure projects are planned, resourced and proceed to a successful conclusion. This will include coordinating functional areas of the CIC including research, operations, business development, and maintaining lab facilities. It is expected that this position will both have an over-arching view of the different on-going projects and overall strategy, as well as see projects through to completion as necessary. This position must maintain perspective on resources needed to successfully plan and implement projects, ensuring compliance with consistent project management techniques. It is expected that this individual will manager and supervise lab staff members, developing and documenting best practices, and work with Institute administration on routine research and administrative tasks.
Facilitates all reporting, financial planning and determining adequate physical resources for the projects. S/he develops operational procedures and processes to attain CIC goals and project milestones, while maintaining alignment with the goals and objectives of the projects. The Project Manager will serve as the point person to ensure that all outstanding issues have been addressed. Working with the PI, s/he will be responsible for identification of operational and financial obstacles and for escalating solutions to remove these barriers. S/he will also partner with other institutional groups in helping to maintain communications with the funders and the project leadership.
Develop and ensure the policies and procedures and refinement of the governance structure as it pertains to the CIC. Together with the PI, the Project Manager will partner with the investigators and monitor the progress of their ongoing project(s).
Coordinate CIC related meetings, including all BRAIN Initiative projects related meetings and NIH site visits. This includes working with the PI on the discussion of critical agenda items, presentation of relevant information, reporting of project results and appropriate follow-up on action items generated from these meetings
Ensure that progress is reported and communicated among investigators, collaborators, the general public and the funding agency. Partner with PI on providing continuous updates at staff meetings.
Work with financial team to coordinate project budgets and address issues related to underspent and overspent budgets. Should play active role with investigators and financial team to help outline spending plan that will make sure they will hit their targets upon project end. In partnership with the financial team, will help ensure that investigators and their labs are in compliance with the parameters set by university and NIH policies and procedures.
Identify and address any issues or conflicts arising in collaborations and involve others as necessary to resolve.
Follows established university and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Demonstrates an ability to influence others and work collaboratively to ensure projects are completely in timely fashion.
Demonstrates an ability to work well with individuals at various levels in organization.
Maintains current knowledge and awareness of organizational and regulatory standards, policies and procedures.
Participates in a collaborative, empowered work environment as demonstrated through teamwork.
Effectively communicates with all customers and team members to meet organizational goals to provide customer satisfaction.
Maintains current knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in organizational and program meetings and continuing education activities.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by appropriate and timely use of organizational resources.
Actively participates in performance improvement activities through data collection and/or participation in corrective action plans to continuously improve service delivery.
Strong writing skills.
Software: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Working / Environmental Conditions: Occasional pressure due to deadlines requirements.
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
Subject to regularly changing priorities and work assignments.
Pressure due to multiple interruptions.
Physical Demands: Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 10 lbs.).
Frequently works at PC involving focused concentration.
Works at computer task involving hand/wrist.
Reviews written materials requiring high degree of mental/visual concentration.
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Experience: Three (3)+ years progressively responsible for business management within an academic or research environment including experience in budget management. Knowledge about federal grant application, processing and management.
Preferred Education: Master’s Degree.
Internal Number: REQ20066345
About USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute aims to enhance discovery through the application of imaging and information technologies in the study of the brain. The Institute is dedicated to excellence in data acquisition, analysis, stewardship and computational innovation for the purpose of biomedical research.