Lab Manager position – NYU

BELLE Project – Lab Manager Position

New York University School of Medicine

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE) at New York University School of Medicine is looking for a highly capable individual to serve as a full-time lab manager for an NIH-funded project evaluating the effectiveness of pediatric primary care interventions to enhance school readiness in at-risk children.

The BELLE project, led by Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, is dedicated to developing and evaluating interventions aimed at promoting parent-child interactions to enhance school readiness in low-income children. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including psychology and education, in collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as general and developmental-behavioral pediatrics, to investigate the role of pediatric primary health care as a universal-platform for population-scaleable preventive interventions to enhance responsive parenting.

The lab manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the lab. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising research assistants, overseeing data collection and subject recruitment, assisting with manuscript editing and preparation, managing human subjects protocols, and assisting with expense and grant management. The position also includes administrative duties such as purchasing lab supplies, coordinating lab events and meetings, and serving as the lab’s liaison with department administrators, collaborators, and the university’s IRB.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development, public health, or a related field, and at least one year of research experience. A Master’s degree in a scientific or health-related field, as well as experience conducting research in clinical settings, is desirable but not required.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have considerable knowledge of computer applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, online research tools, and search databases), and previous administrative experience. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and experience conducting developmental assessments is a plus. Must be able to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills. Must be confident working independently as well as with others in a fast-paced research environment. Must also be comfortable working with parents and young children.

This is a full time position with benefits. The expected start date is June/July 2014. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible. If you are interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to Adriana Weisleder, PhD (


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