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