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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Project Administrator (insp!re lab)

For nearly 75 years, the University of Southern California has been dedicated to ensuring that people of every age and from every circumstance can live their lives to the fullest—no matter what. When I entered the profession more than three decades ago I looked to USC because of its reputation for innovation during the 20th century. Today, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy proudly carries this tradition of leadership forward to improve the quality of life of people and communities across the world.

The Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is looking for a Project Administrator. The Project Administrator will be working as the lab manager for studies that are part of the Innovations in Neurodevelopmental Sensory Processing Research (insp!re) lab. This is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and students committed to advancing knowledge of early risk signs of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Two studies currently in progress are the Sensory and Social Development in Infants and Toddlers (SASI) and Southern California Child Development Survey (SoCal CDS). SoCal CDS is a survey study that is using a new screening tool to collect normative data and examine individual differences with a diverse population of infants 6 to 16 months of age recruited from the state birth registry. SASI is a longitudinal study that aims to understand individual differences in social and sensory development in typically developing and high-risk infants and toddlers and uses a combination of behavioral and neurophysiological measures.

The Project Administrator will be responsible for general project management functions, coordination of lab meetings, delegation and monitoring of action items, recruitment and scheduling participants, overseeing data collection, monitoring lab equipment/supplies, submitting reports to Institutional Review Boards or funding agencies, preparation of new grants, and assisting with other research/lab tasks as needed. Additional responsibilities include: assists with delivery & retrieval of materials for study participants; conducts lab orientation/trainings and oversees safety for students/staff; assists with documentation/distribution of meeting minutes.

Preferred job qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Valid driver’s license (for some travel to homes of participants to delivery materials/consents)
  • Experience with Lab Management software such as BaseCamp

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks


Minimum Education: Master’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project administration experience in specialized field represented by project.

REQ20101031 Posted Date: 08/10/2021

Apply online at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/project-administrator/1209/8914622752