Student Part-time Lab Manager (Student Wage)

Job Description

The Research in Education and Learning (REAL) Lab at the University of Virginia, directed by Dr. Jamie Jirout, is seeking a part-time lab manager with an immediate start date (mid-March), and continuing through 2025. This position is open to all UVA students eligible for student employment , and federal work study eligibility is preferred. The REAL lab investigates how curiosity develops, the… ways that classroom learning experiences influence academic curiosity, and how curiosity can support learning, especially within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning contexts. We conduct research in a lab space on grounds, online, and in schools with children and adults. The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the lab, including coordinating 15-20 lab members working across several different research projects, managing data collection and data management, performing administrative tasks such as tracking progress on different tasks and organizing files, managing lab equipment and the lab website/social media, and assisting with other research-related tasks as needed such as recruiting families and community partners, supporting data management, facilitating participant stipends, planning travel logistics, and onboarding new lab members. A strong candidate will have experience and proficiency in using Microsoft programs and UVA Box, strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and keen attention to detail. Preference will be given to those with the ability to work 15-20 hours per week, with some flexibility possible in when those hours are worked. Individuals who are adaptable, creative, problem-solvers, detail-oriented, friendly, and dedicated to inclusion will be well-suited for this role. Job responsibilities take place in Charlottesville, VA, with some in-person commitment and flexibility for hybrid work. Ideally, the candidate will be able to continue working in this position beyond the end of spring 2024 semester, with flexibility in location and hours in the summer. The position will pay hourly with an expected range of $16.21-26.15 depending on prior experience and academic level. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume; and the names of two references. Please send any questions to [email protected]. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: Current UVA student Experience: None Licensure: None PHYSICAL DEMANDS This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs. The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment. Two centuries later, Jefferson’s vision thrives. Across Grounds – and throughout the world – UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good. The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools and affiliated foundations in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia. The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow’s health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University’s Medical Center, School of Medicine and Physicians Group are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research. At UVA, we offer a rich collection benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers a comprehensive list of benefits and services to help staff and faculty meet their personal and family needsShow full descriptionCollapse


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