The Cognition and Language Lab/Project on Children’s Thinking at Northwestern University, directed by Dr. Dedre Gentner, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in the Summer of 2018. The lab manager will coordinate research activities on learning and reasoning in adults and children.
Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development and in learning and reasoning, as well as a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in experimental psychology, cognitive science, education, or a related field, as well as experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment.
Responsibilities include recruiting, training, and managing a team of undergraduate assistants; performing and overseeing research-related activities such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing children and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication; and administrative duties, such as coordinating with local preschools and other external organizations, cultivating a public lab presence (e.g., via website, social media, newsletter, etc.), maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval.
The minimum commitment for this position is two years. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school, but we also welcome candidates who are interested in research and have other career aspirations, and/or who wish to commit for longer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Amalia Ionescu (firstname.lastname@example.org).