The StarLab for Mind and Development (directed by Dr. Christina Starmans) in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto has an opening for a full-time Lab Manager to begin August 1, 2018.
Our research explores how infants, children, and adults reason about the social and moral world, and draws on ideas at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. Some of our main interests include: moral reasoning and moral action; the perception and attribution of other minds; ownership reasoning; fairness and equality; and knowledge and belief.
The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants, aiding in the testing of subjects in-lab and offsite, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, and working in a collaborative fashion with the PI, undergraduates, and graduate students to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the research activities. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The lab manager may also have opportunities to co-author manuscripts, develop their own research projects, and attend conferences.
Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Psychology or a closely related field, experience with children, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience managing others. Highly desired qualities include: Strong organizational skills; enthusiasm about research in social cognitive development; comfort with young children and families; and strong, self-directed initiative and ability to take on challenges (in particular, with setting up a lab in its beginning phases). Programming, data analysis, and/or web design skills are always a plus.
To apply, please send (as a single PDF document) a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should briefly describe your research experience and should include the name and contact information of at least two academic references.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but full consideration will be given to applications received by May 31, 2018. The position will ultimately be filled through the University of Toronto’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to the University after an initial review.