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.