Lab Manager, Social Cognitive Development Lab, University of Rochester 2019-05-27T23:50:02+00:00

Job description:


Position Summary:

The lab manager will coordinate several research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management. This position will include opportunities to grow as a developmental scientist, and would be especially well suited for someone interested in graduate studies in developmental psychology or a related field. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal. Preferred start date is July 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, libraries, families); grow participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships
Data Collection: Coordinate consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, and experimental protocols with children
Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, and other administrative tasks
Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols including audio and video editing, literature reviews
Lab Administration: Monitor project budgets; maintain and order lap equipment and supplies; assist with IRB and research ethics; troubleshoot day-to-day challenges

Associate’s degree in psychology, human development, or related field, plus 4-5 years specialized experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
Preferred Qualifications

BA or BS in psychology, human development, or a related field
Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups Comfort interacting professionally with research partners (e.g., teachers, parents)
Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed for lab activities
Excellent organizational skills Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point)