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Research Manager, Deans' Office
Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
Date Posted October 14, 2022
Executive-Other Executive
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description:

The Brown University’s School of Engineering had an exciting opportunity for a Research Manager, Deans’ Office.

Major Responsibilities

The Research Manager, Deans’ Office acts as the primary liaison between the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Senior Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and research related faculty, in School and University staff, postdoctoral research associates, graduate and undergraduate students and external partners. The incumbent will support the both the research administration and science of the Dean Desai’s research focused on designing new platforms, enabled by advancements in micro and nanotechnology, to overcome existing challenges in therapeutic delivery; and Senior Associate Dean Toussaint’s focuses on developing novel quantitative optical techniques to facilitate non-invasive tissue imaging.

The incumbent provides project management; laboratory support; and the training of new researchers for lab safety and to ensure compliance with University policy and procedures and funder requirements.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years experience in a STEM field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s in STEM, or Master’s degree with concurrent research experience is preferred.

Job Competencies

Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Computer proficiency in word processing, data management and spreadsheets (Excel and Google Sheets)

Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment while maintaining careful attention to detail.  Previous lab management experience preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents, both internal and external.

Ability to maintain confidence and discretion in sensitive financial and personnel matters related to laboratory activities.

Ability to work and communicate effectively independently and in a team environment.

Computing skills sufficient for effective communication, maintaining records, open to learning new tools.

Knowledge of compliance issues related to federal research contracts and grants preferred.

Detail orientated with a high level of accuracy.

Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment. 

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the UHR web page here  for further information.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification.

In order to achieve near-universal vaccination, Brown University is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine . All newly hired staff at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit University Human Resources .

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Research Manager, Deans' Office


School of Engineering


Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

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