Lab manager job at Columbia, to begin Summer 2016

The Neurocognition, Early Experience, and Development (NEED) Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University, directed by Dr. Kimberly Noble, is a child development lab that studies how children’s early environments and experiences affect how they learn and grow. We are particularly interested in understanding how family contexts, such as socioeconomic status, influence brain and cognitive development throughout childhood.

The Lab Manager will coordinate and administer data collection for studies relating to infant and child development, manage a team of research assistants, assist the PI with course preparation, manage IRB protocols, and carry out other administrative tasks and day-to-day lab operations. The Lab Manager may also have opportunities to assist with data analysis and conference/manuscript preparation.

The Lab Manager will be:

-Able to commit at least two years to the position, beginning in summer 2016

-Experienced in working with young children in research setting(s)

-Extremely detail-oriented and adept at multi-tasking

-Trained in basic research methods

-Proficient in statistical analysis (familiar with SPSS or similar)

-An excellent writer

-Passionate about the lab’s research mission


Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience working with infants

-Understanding of Institutional Review Board operations

-Spanish fluency a big plus


If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the above qualifications to Samantha Melvin,


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