Lab Manager Position at UC Berkeley’s Language and Cognitive Development Lab

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology, directed by Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning this June or July. Research in the lab addresses how linguistic, social, and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across cultures.

Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing infants, toddlers, and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The position will also include administrative duties, such as recruiting and training undergraduate assistants, coordinating with local daycare centers and museums, maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development, and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, including at least two years of coursework in experimental psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or other relevant fields. Candidates should also have had experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment. A general fluency with computer software, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) are also required.  Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, JMP, R), computer programming (e.g., Matlab), web design, and video editing are preferred.

The minimum commitment is 1-2 years, and salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, according to the UCB Lab Assistant II pay scale. The position is scheduled to start between June and July 2018.

For information about how to apply, please see posting #24767 on the Berkeley Jobs ( Please include a CV and cover letter detailing your interests and experience, and how they fit with the goals of the lab and requirements of the position. All questions about the position can be directed to Catherine Berner (