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Visiting Project Coordinator

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Visiting Project Coordinator



The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Project Coordinator position.

Job Summary
The Illinois Neurobehavioral Assessment Lab seeks a Project Coordinator to perform professional-level duties associated with managing a research project on scientific creativity supervised by Brent Roberts. The project portfolio consists of managing participant recruitment, supervising interviewers, monitoring data collection processes, working with the research team, managing IRB responsibilities, grant management, and managing web sites used to support the project. The project will focus on recruiting and assessing highly successful scientists from various scientific fields, including economics and neuroscience. The project will provide the Project Coordinator with exposure to many aspects of the University's research enterprise, providing both depth and breadth of experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contact and recruit highly successful scientists for in-depth interviews and assessments. Manage assessment process, including arranging interviews, recruiting informants to provide additional information on the research participants, and monitoring data acquisition.
  • Supervise interview staff, including hiring and training when and if necessary.
  • Develop work plans, schedules, facilitate team meetings and provide technical and analytical guidance to project team
  • Manage research administration including writing and submitting IRB proposals and modifications.
  • Manage resources including purchasing needs of the research team.
  • Coordinating with the appropriate technical lead(s) and programs.
  • Communicate progress with project stakeholders, program leads and management at key review points.

  • Required Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or a field related to the position. One year of project management experience or equivalent.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Bachelor's or Master's degree in fields related to the position, including management, economics, neuroscience, and psychology.

    Demonstrated experience working with research scientists or university faculty

    Successful candidates will have the following:
  • Experienced and articulate communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact effectively across the organization, especially in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, resolving conflict, and advising
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with consistent attention to detail and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project streams efficiently and diplomatically in a complex environment
  • Ability to perform complex tasks, organize and prioritize multiple projects, and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and mentor others
  • Highly respected team player/learner and collaborative worker. Ability to work harmoniously with a wide range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to facilitate cross functional teams, manage change, and resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management methodologies and tools with a continuing willingness to learn
  • Expert level experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences. Commitment to diversity and inclusion


    Appointment Information
    This is a 100% full-time visiting Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis.  Position may become regular at a later date. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information
    Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 26, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Summer Curry, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


    Requisition ID: 1010202
    Job Category: Research
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