Lab Coordinator Position @ Brown

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children’s belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.

The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children’s belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.

The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.

Required qualifications include

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development
  • Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting
  • Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public
  • Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.
  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics
  • Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.

If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below

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


Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

Research Manager and Academic Assistant
Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College

The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

For more information about this position, including application instructions, see:

For more information about the Psychology Department’s research labs, see:

This position starts in mid-July 2017.  The term of the position will be three years. During the first month (mid-July through mid-August 2017), the position will be full time to allow for training and overlap with the incumbent. After that, during each year, the position will be full-time from mid-August through mid-June and half-time from mid-June until mid-August. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree. Experience conducting and managing research is highly desirable, as is experience with database management and web-based programming. Experience working in research, clinical, or educational settings with children, parents, and other community members is highly desirable.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Lab Manager Position @ Northwestern

Position Available—Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University
The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning August or September 2017.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group to set up the new lab, and to kick-start a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.
Responsibilities include:
• overseeing day-to-day lab operations
• designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
• coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants
• participant recruitment and scheduling, and the development of a participant database
• coordinating school visits
• maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
• assisting in planning lab events and meetings
Preferred qualifications:
• a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline
• research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
• one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
• experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab (e.g., experience working with autonomic nervous system data and/or coding verbal and non-verbal data)
• excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
• strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
• extremely efficient in email correspondence
• programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
• strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
• working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)
This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry.

Clinical Research Manager Position at Northwestern University

Clinical Research Manager Position
Developmental Mechanisms Program, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

 This position entails project coordination across the multiple funded studies of the Developmental Mechanisms Program. The position will manage all activities for multiple, inter-related research studies on early childhood psychopathology with particular focus on the W2W and MAPs Studies. This clinical research manager position requires a dynamic and highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail who can also consider the big picture and help to improve current systems. Looking for a team player who prefers open and direct communication and is willing to take initiative and learn a variety of responsibilities. Individual needs to be comfortable with managing a multi-disciplinary team and communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds, including investigators, research staff, and diverse child and parent participants. Flexibility, ability to think on your feet, and a capacity to lead energetically and by example are key. Flexibility in hours is required including evening and weekend hours, and may include off-site activities.  Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback are essential.  The manager will work closely with the investigative team in ensuring that studies achieve their objectives. A BA in psychology or a related field and experience managing research are desired. To apply please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to Laura Sudec (

Positions to start asap, start dates flexible. (For detailed descriptions of the specific positions, see ( and type in “30848” as keyword.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline Lillard’s laboratory)

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, has been cleared to search for a new full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and on play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Important credentials are the ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, we would like the new hire to begin the week of July 17.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at:

To apply, please to go

click on “University Staff” and search for Job #: 0621088.

We are beginning to review applications now and will review until the position is filled.

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island


Research assistant position for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding the Autism, a Precision Medicine Approach Initiative. Under the general supervision of Co-Directors of the Autism Initiative within HCHII, Dr. Eric Morrow, MD PhD and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, and the program Research Coordinator, assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects.  Interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent.  Prepare and maintain study records.  Learn electronic database (i.e., REDCap), enter data, and perform quality control procedures. Check all questionnaires and study materials for completeness. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts.  Review relevant literature to gather information.  Assist in recruiting efforts to procure participants (e.g., contact providers, attend fundraising efforts of partners). Also, provide general support for ongoing Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) studies at Bradley Hospital. These projects are affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment and the growing portfolio of autism research at Brown University.  The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences or related area. Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred.  Minimum of six months of undergraduate or post-graduate experience including experience with computer-based data entry and common computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Work with individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders preferred.   Experience recruiting and consenting research participants is highly desired.  Occasional evening and weekend work required for recruitment events and enrollment appointments. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates desired.

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

Postdoc and Research Assistant posts in multisensory & perceptual development

We have two full-time vacancies at Durham University (UK), closing on 7th & 10th July 2017:

(1) A 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow, to work on my ESRC-funded project “The Development of Own-body Representation in Childhood”. The project uses behavioural methods and virtual environments to understand how children combine multisensory information with prior assumptions to represent their own bodies. Please see here for further details, and to apply. Applications must be received online by midday British Summer Time on 10th July 2017.

(2) An 18-month Research Assistant to work on both my ESRC-funded project “The Development of Own-body Representation in Childhood” (see above), and on Dr Marko Nardini’s ESRC-funded project “Learning Cue Combination”. This latter project  takes novel approaches to understanding perceptual development, including training children and adults with new senses in virtual reality. Please see here for further details, and to apply. Applications must be received online by midday British Summer Time on 7th July 2017.

UK or international applicants are welcome. Prospective applicants can find more information at and, and may contact or for more information.


Lab Manager Position at Boston University, Social Learning Lab

The Social Learning Lab at Boston University ( is hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. This will be a full-time paid position. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:

  • Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Examinations of guided learning as a model for adult-child learning interactions, funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.
  • Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.
  • Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.
  • Excellent cultural and emotional sensitivity.
  • Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Current work eligibility in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of data entry procedures and statistical methods
  • Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding
  • Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts

Please submit the following materials to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  1. CV

  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals

  3. Unofficial academic transcripts

  4. Contact information for three professional references

Full-time Research Assistant @ Wright State

Full-time Research Assistant

The Mathematical Cognition Lab at Wright State University directed by Dr. Jennifer Kaminski is seeking a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will assist with research investigating mathematics learning and mathematical reasoning.  Studies are conducted in area schools and on campus. Some studies may involve eye tracking. The lab currently has funding from the U.S. Department of Education (IES) to study mathematics learning by children. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting research experience in cognition and education! For more information about the research see Dr. Kaminski’s website
Responsibilities will include recruiting research participants (5%); data collection (50%); data entry/ management (20%); monitoring of IRB compliance (5%); managing student research assistants (10%); and assisting with the development of study material (10%). Recruiting and data collection will involve interacting with school children, teachers, and university students. There is also a possibility of co-authoring manuscripts.
Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, mathematics (with an interest in mathematics learning and research), or a related field. The successful candidate will have prior research experience, experience working with children, skills in MS Office, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be highly organized, articulate, detail-oriented, resourceful, professional, and comfortable working in school settings. Programming knowledge is a plus.


Working Conditions:

Individual will work on campus and off campus at area schools. He/she will need to use personal vehicle to perform job. He/ she must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass background check in order to work with children in area schools. Benefits are included.  Minimum pay is $16/hour. Start date on or before September 5, 2017.
To Apply:

To apply for the position, submit (1) a cover letter; (2) your resume/ CV (include GPA) and (3) the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of three references to In addition, email your material to

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