Lab manager position Barnard College, Columbia University

The Barnard Cognitive Development Center at Barnard College, Columbia University is seeking a confident, motivated, and creative individual to work as a full-time lab coordinator. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate planning to go on to graduate work in psychology.

The lab coordinator will work in a highly collaborative environment alongside Dr. Koleen McCrink.  BCDC is a busy, active environment, with many research projects running concurrently in the lab, as well as throughout NYC at elementary schools, daycares, and children’s museums. Our research focuses on the development of mathematical and spatial knowledge from infancy to adulthood.
The position begins in late July of 2016, and continues for one year.

As the public face of the lab, the lab coordinator must be at ease recruiting participants in and around the Morningside Heights neighborhood and interfacing with the parents and families who participate in our studies, both in lab and at other partnering institutions. The coordinator must also be comfortable interacting with babies and young children. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the undergraduate staff, requiring a balance of strong managerial capability alongside the ability to foster a productive, fun environment.

The lab coordinator should be computer-proficient, particularly on Macs, and should also be comfortable with Excel, SPSS and experiment-running software such as SuperLab.  Experience with manuscript writing and preparation is highly favored.

Additionally, the lab coordinator must be highly organized and attentive to detail, as s/he will be responsible for the management of all laboratory finances, participant recruitment and community outreach, IRB management, manuscript preparation, and general laboratory upkeep, including purchasing of supplies, technological maintenance, etc.

The ideal applicant possesses all of the above qualities, will have graduated with a degree in psychology or cognitive science, has experience working with children in a research environment, plans on continuing to graduate school in the field, and is looking for an exciting, challenging work environment.

For more information on the laboratory, visit

This is a salaried position with full benefits.  Candidates interested in this position should contact Jasmin Perez ( by March 21st with their resume, cover letter including research experience and interests, and contact information for 2 references.


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