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We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team as a Lab Manager for the Pestilli Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting ongoing research activities, managing lab operations, and assisting with facilitating the smooth functioning of our cutting-edge research endeavors which include among other projects and BRIDGE projects.

Key Responsibilities:

- Coordinate and oversee day-to-day operations of the Pestilli Lab, and BRIDGE projects.

- Manage the BRIDGE project, including contract requirements, scheduling, IRB, and workshop planning.

- Maintain and troubleshoot administrative needs for the lab, including purchasing, travel coordination, and personnel management.

- Ensure compliance with research protocols and safety standards.

- Collaborate with faculty, researchers, and external partners on various research initiatives.

- Contribute to manuscript preparation, grant writing, and other scholarly activities.

- International Travel to organize major international meetings

- Organize weekly meetings, and international travel for lab members 



- Master's degree in a related field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, law, international policy) and 4 years experience. Or a PhD with 2 yrs experience/8 yrs if bachelors. 

- Excellent organizational and time management skills.

- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced research environment.

- Proficiency in the google suite and Microsoft suite (e.g., drive, docs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

- Prior experience working with individuals from outside Texas preferred.

- Prior experience with neuroscience or neuroimaging data preferred. Legal and ethics experience welcome. 

- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in research practices.



The position is based at the University of Texas at Austin, located in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas. The University of Texas at Austin offers a stimulating academic environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources.


Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three professional references to Franco Pestilli and Kimberly Ray

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

- Health insurance and retirement benefits.

- Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

- Access to university facilities and resources.

- Collaborative and dynamic work environment with renowned researchers in the field of neuroscience and brain imaging.


Join us in advancing our understanding of the human brain and making groundbreaking discoveries in cognitive neuroscience!