Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware


 The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a project coordinator and full-time laboratory manager for an IES-funded project on children’s spatial development and a LEGO project on play. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies.  Continue reading


Full-time Research Associate Position – Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT

Haskins Laboratories in New Haven CT is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions for Behavioral and Neuroimaging Testing. Successful candidates will join a team of researchers who employ behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate language development.  Multi-year National Institutes of Health grants support research on (a) typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention in children, and (b) statistical learning in infants, children, and adults. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinical populations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques. Haskins provides a vibrant research and learning environment, and actively supports skill development for all employees, including attending area scientific talks, meetings, and conferences.

The positions will involve a combination of data collection using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), MRI, EEG techniques and behavioral testing and coordination.

Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children in a research setting and some experience with one or more of the following: neuroimaging methods, computer programming, administration of standardized assessments, computer-based experiments, touch-screen educational games, and data analysis. Applicants must also be able to work legally within the U.S.

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Lab coordinator position at Villanova University

The STAR (Scientific Thinking and Representation) Laboratory at Villanova University, directed by Prof. Deena Weisberg, seeks a full-time lab coordinator. More information is below. To read the full ad and apply, please go to this site.

This position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding. The preferred start date is August 1, 2018.

The laboratory conducts research on many areas of cognition and cognitive development, including adults’ understanding of evolution, the development of scientific reasoning, and children’s imaginative cognition.

The lab coordinator will facilitate all aspects of these research projects, including interviewing adults, preschoolers, and school-age children; collecting and analyzing data from large-scale surveys; and designing testing instruments for both adults and children. In addition, the lab coordinator will be responsible for training and supervising undergraduate and masters-level research assistants, cultivating a team orientation, and fostering a high degree of professionalism among lab members. Other duties will include working with school and museum administrators, maintaining compliance with the University IRB, managing participant recruitment, maintaining the lab website, purchasing materials, developing and maintaining lab procedures, maintaining a complex calendar system, preparing presentations and materials for meetings, screening and prioritizing mail (including email), drafting correspondence and other documents, initiating and editing reports, and managing finances. Continue reading

Job and internship opportunities at the Child Mind Institute in NYC

One of our recent alumni, Jai Ghuman, now works at the Child Mind Institute’s Healthy Brain Network in NYC. The goal of the initiative is to provide the scientific community with an online database of health information from 10,000 participants in the New York City area, with the hope of improving diagnosis of psychiatric disorders from an objective biological perspective.

They are actively searching for full-time paid research assistants.

Here is the link to some of the positions that are currently open:  Continue reading

VIPitt prospective grad student program

From a dear mentor and friend of Dr. Ploran, Dr. Natasha Tokowicz in the Cognitive Psychology program at University of Pittsburgh:

The Pitt Psychology Department is excited to announce the second year of our VIPitt program which is a two-day program for prospective graduate students who from racially and/or ethnically underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in graduate study and research in Psychology at Pitt. The program will be in October 2018, and the deadline for applications is July 1st, 2018. I’m wondering if you know any eligible students who are either graduating seniors or a few years post-bac who you could forward this link to?

Here’s the link with additional information:

The application is brief. The program has dual goals of helping students improve applications and interview skills, as well as giving them more information about Pitt in the hopes that they’ll consider applying to work with faculty here for their graduate work. We cover basically everything: travel to Pittsburgh, housing, meals, and transportation to and from the airport both in Pittsburgh and home towns.

Please let me know if you have questions, and if you would, please forward the link to your colleagues, and your Psychology advising office, so that other eligible students can learn about the program.



If you have questions about Pitt as a place to go to grad school, please reach out to Dr. Ploran. If you are curious about Pittsburgh in general, Drs. Novak and Masnick also stopped over in the city (for grad school and a postdoc, respectively). We all highly recommend it!

Full-time Lab Manager / Research Coordinator position at NYU

The new lab for Language Experience and Acquisition Research at NYU (LEARN Lab), directed by Dr. Sudha Arunachalam, is seeking a full-time research coordinator to begin in September 2018. Our research examines early language development in children ages 6 and under, including typically-developing children as well as children with language delay and developmental disorders (e.g, autism spectrum disorder). We use varied behavioral methods including eye-tracking as well as corpus and survey methods to understand early learning and how it is shaped by children’s language environments. The research coordinator will help to oversee a diverse research program in a dynamic, collaborative lab environment. Responsibilities include: training and managing a team of undergraduate research assistants, building a recruitment database via parent outreach, conducting experimental procedures, managing data, and assisting with human subjects protocols and compliance.


A bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field. Experience working with young children. Excellent social skills, excellent organizational and time management skills, and a problem-solving mindset. Computer-savvy and interested in learning new skills. Experience working with children with developmental disorders is a plus.

Application Instructions

Apply here:

Please include a cover letter, résumé or CV, an unofficial transcript, and a list of 2-3 references.

Questions? Email Sudha at


Jul 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Recruitment Coordinator for the Yale Infant and Child Development Group

Recruitment Coordinator for the Yale Infant and Child Development Group

Department of Psychology, Yale University


The Yale Infant and Child Development Group in the Department of Psychology at Yale University is seeking candidates for a recruitment coordinator position to begin August 1st, 2018 until August 1st, 2019, with possible renewal.


This group is comprised of 5 developmental laboratories led by Drs. Paul Bloom, Yarrow Dunham, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Frank Keil, & Karen Wynn. The recruitment coordinator will be responsible for boosting the recruitment of infants, children, and families to participate in our developmental research studies. Responsibilities will include finding and forming relationships with recruitment sources, recruiting individual families, and planning recruitment events. Please note, this is not a research position. 


We’re looking for someone who is sociable, charismatic, and comfortable interacting with parents and children. They must also be able to convey developmental psychology concepts and studies in a way that is accessible to parents and community members. We are also looking for someone who is independent, self-motivated, and organized.


The job is part-time (19 hours a week). Candidates must be available to work weekends and able to provide their own transportation to and from events (transportation costs will be reimbursed). 

Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received by June 15th, 2018.


Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Yale University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.