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Project Coordinator
University of Missouri
Psychological Sciences

Job Description

The mpower project at the University of Missouri is seeking a full-time Program and Project Support Coordinator to begin in the summer or fall of 2024. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on annual review.


Directed by Drs. Erin Hennes and Sean Lane, the mpower project is an NIH-funded interdisciplinary research team developing improved methods for statistical power analysis. This position involves assistance with coordinating with psychologists, statisticians, computer scientists, and engineers who are developing traditional and novel approaches to data simulation, meta-analysis, generalizability theory, and machine learning to develop user-friendly, efficient, and expansive statistical tools and empirically-informed guidance for the optimal design of quantitative behavioral and social science research.


Drs. Hennes and Lane are committed to the development of their staff.  If interested in pursuing continued education or developing research projects, they will support their staff through mentorship and with the application process.  If you are excited by this opportunity and are self-motivated with a high level of professionalism, ethics and integrity, as well as an outstanding attention to detail, please consider applying for this job.


The Program and Project Support Coordinator will assist in coordinating all research activities across all project personnel.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating communications amongst personnel and with funding agencies and stakeholders
  • Scheduling in-person and virtual team meetings and arranging travel
  • Supervising undergraduate and graduate researchers
  • Monitoring project deadlines and progress
  • Assisting with budget records and preparing financial reports
  • Assisting in preparation of progress and final reports, and grant and manuscript preparation
  • Managing the project website



Flexible work schedule, including remote or hybrid, will be considered. Standard 40 hours expected per week.


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in statistics, computer science, psychological sciences, or a related field
  • Experience in project coordination, research, and/or office administration
  • Effectiveness in managing teams and multitasking across multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in programs and tools such as EndNote, Figma, GitHub, High Performance Computing, Jupyter Notebook, Microsoft Office, Overleaf, Python, and/or R
  • Research experience and/or interest in advanced quantitative methods, software development, and/or open science and best practice·   

Anticipated Hiring Range

Applicants for this position will be considered at multiple pay grades. Interested candidates with any level of education and experience should apply.


Application Materials

All applicants are expected to submit either a resume or CV and a cover letter detailing qualifications. Deadline 6/14


Apply here: Job ID: 51766

Erin Hennes
320 S. 6th Street
Columbia MO, 65201
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