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Research Project Manager, Communication Disorders

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description or Duties

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse team performing cutting-edge research on language and cognitive processing. The position will be mainly located at Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), Lincoln, Nebraska. However, this is a joined UNK-UNL position, and the PI of the project is located at UNK, Kearney, Nebraska. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with ability to conduct research with minimal supervision but great teamwork and communication skills.  Job description includes but is not limited to: fMRI data acquisition, data analyses event-related task activation, resting state, structural data processing (cortical thickness and volumetrics), co-authoring manuscripts and assisting with writing grants including creating figures for grants and publications, presenting research progress at lab meetings, conferences, and other scientific forums. 

Required Qualifications:  

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering degree with focus on biomedical sciences/engineering, neuroimaging data analyses, statistics or computer sciences or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biomedical science or any related degree with experience in neuroimaging data acquisition or data analyses. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •       Experience in neuroimaging at large
  •       Experience in data acquisition and data analyses
  •       Excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication and management skills 
  •       Analytic, reasoning and problem-solving skills


Preferred Qualifications:   

Master’s or PhD degree in engineering, neuropsychology, cognitive science, psychology, biomedical sciences or any related fields with focus on biomedical sciences/engineering, neuroimaging data analyses, statistics or computer sciences. Knowledge of neurocognitive processing and having solid technical/analytic neuroimaging and statistical techniques Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •       Knowledge of neurocognition and language processing
  •       Experience with event-related task activation, resting state, structural data processing (cortical thickness and volumetrics)
  •       Experience with Matlab 
  •       Experience with R and other statistical software
  •       Experience with human subjects studies
  •       Experience with high impact peer-review paper and grant writing



HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date August 16, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Ladan Ghazi Saidi at .  For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or .


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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