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Research Lab Manager

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Tempe, Arizona
Starting salary between $80k - $100k commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

Job Details

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science ( at Arizona State University invites applications for a Research Group Coordinator position working in the lab of PI Sara Walker ( Fifty percent of the position involves leading coordination of large multi-partner, multi-center world leading theoretical research group within the Beyond Center, and participation in developing high-level research with an interdisciplinary research team. The individual will also take part and receive training in the front-line research activities of the team for the other fifty percent of the time. The Walker lab works at the intersection of theory and data science with the goal of identifying the ‘laws of life’ that will enable understanding universal properties of life, help to solve the origin of life, and enable detection of life on other worlds, as well as inform the design of synthetic and artificial life. The lab coordinator will work closely with PI Walker in managing her research group, through day-to-day supervision of research assistants, preparing and editing manuscripts, project and lab management while making a leading contribution, in liaison with the PI, in submitting grant proposals. They may additionally contribute to broader efforts in the Beyond Center in organizing scientific workshops and communicating science to the public.


The expected start date is Fall 2023 for an initial one-year appointment with anticipated renewal based on performance, with an anticipated starting salary between $80k - $100k commensurate with experience.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a strong track record of high impact relevant research experience at a post-doctoral level or equivalent, including experience in project and personal management in a scientific context, extensive research experience including strong computational skills and software development skills, experience in scientific and technical writing, writing grant proposals/reports and securing funding within a research group, experience in the design and execution of theoretical and computational research projects, experience managing a research budget, evidence of growing reputation in the field and demonstrable research autonomy as appropriate for career stage.


Applicants must apply using the link below.  In addition, you may send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including the list of publications, letters of recommendation and a one-page statement of interests to Please use the subject line: Research Lab Manager.  The priority deadline for applications is September 15, 2023, however we will continue reviewing applications every week thereafter, until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent in PDF format. Inquiries ONLY should be emailed directly to Sara Walker (


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


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Research Laboratory Manager | Arizona State University (



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