Museum Researcher @ Brown

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (P.I. David Sobel) and Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) are seeking a Museum Researcher for a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating belief revision in early childhood and children’s learning processes. The Museum Researcher will engage in research related to the project as well as serve as a liaison between the Causality and Mind Lab and PCM. The Researcher will also contribute to other Museum-based research projects at PCM.

This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours/week, split between PCM and Brown University; 10 hours/week for PCM and 27.5 hours/week for Brown University.  Benefits are available through Brown University.

The Researcher will manage recruitment, administration and treatment of research participants in accordance with IRB protocols, organize recruiting efforts, research and prepare appropriate experimental materials, collaborate with P.I.s to create coding schemes, and coordinate implementation of coding schemes with project partners.  The Researcher will also liaise between PCM and Brown and communicate project goals and findings.  At PCM, the Museum Researcher will support the Museum’s research agenda, lead evaluation efforts in exhibits and programs, lend expertise to interdepartmental research projects, document research and assist in dissemination.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (required)/Advanced degree (preferred) or equivalent experience in developmental psychology, museum visitor studies, education, cognitive/learning sciences, or related field. Minimum of two years professional experience in informal learning institutions, preferably including children’s museums. Proven ability to apply research to practice. Experience working with statistical and coding software, such as SPSS and datavyu.

Applicants will be required to and are responsible for having a BCI check at the attorney general’s office and NSOPW background check online upon offer of a position. Brown University and Providence Children’s Museum are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The position is funded for two years with an anticipated start date in January 2018. A third year is contingent on funding.

To apply: All applicants must apply through the Brown University employment portal at:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Museum-Researcher_REQ140300-1. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references as part of your application. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Please Note: The job description on the Brown University employment page does not include the 10 hours worked at PCM. We recognize that this may be confusing. Please contact David Sobel at Dave_Sobel@Brown.edu with questions about this position.

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