Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

CeDEx Recruiting for Lab Manager Position

We are currently recruiting a Lab Manager for our behavioural economics / decision research labs in the Nottingham University Business School and University of Nottingham’s School of Economics.  It’s a technical role which requires specialist IT skills but also the ability to organise the use of our labs and liaise with external agencies. More information is given below.  Please visit the jobs pages at University of Nottingham for more information and details of how to apply.  The closing date is 24 October 2016.

Role Profile:

Over a period of 15 years, The University of Nottingham has established itself as a world-leading centre for decision research with over 50 researchers now using two dedicated research laboratories – the CeDEx Laboratory in the School of Economics and the CRIBS Laboratory in Nottingham University Business School. More information about CeDEx can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/cedex/index.aspx

We are now seeking to appoint a lab manager to oversee the operation of the two laboratories. The laboratories feature dedicated computer networks running specialist software designed to host decision research experiments.  The role holder will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of these laboratories and associated resources including a web-based volunteer registration system: the Online Recruitment System for Economic Experiments (ORSEE).

In addition to ensuring the day-to-day operation of the lab systems, the role holder will also contribute to the broader strategic and operational management for the two centres with specific responsibilities for:

  • development and implementation of processes
  • management of data and documentation
  • management of volunteer recruitment
  • training of new lab users
  • management of lab usage and ensuring quality control (in terms of, for example, audit of subject payments, communication with subjects and data integrity).

The role holder will also provide leadership in developing external (hired) use of the lab through promotional activity, liaison with external users (to provide, for example, technical advice and costings). The role holder will be responsible for managing implementation of some experiments including those using participants drawn from the Amazon online platform MTurk and those for externally contracted usage.

The person we are seeking will be a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent IT skills including: knowledge of Windows-based computer systems, user-group management and roaming user profiles plus programming skills in PHP and ability to administer MYSQL databases.  The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate ability to lead the management, induction and quality control of our multi-user resources. Candidates should have a high degree of initiative, good communication skills, plus a professional pro-active approach to problem solving.

This is a full-time role and the successful candidate will be required to work 36.25 hours per week.

The post is available from December 2016 although an earlier or later starting date may be possible, by agreement.  You will be based at the School of Economics, University Park Campus.

Please attach a CV and supporting document detailing your:

  1. specialist IT skills including knowledge and experience of Windows-based computer systems, user-group management, roaming user profiles, and computer programming skills such as PHP/MySQL development and Git version control
  2. experience of managing computer lab resources and web based systems
  3. experience managing a technical/support service within a large/ complex organisation.

Job Title: Lab Manager (CeDEx and CRIBS)
Reference SOC310316
Closing Date Monday, 24th October 2016
Job Type Technical Services Department School of Economics & Nottingham University Business School
Salary £37768 to £53781 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Posted on Tuesday 27th September 2016

Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4763
Enquiries: suzanne.robey@nottingham.ac.uk
Experiments: cedex@nottingham.ac.uk