Lab manager/pediatric coordinator at MIT

The Saxe Lab at MIT is hiring a new Lab Manager / Pediatric Coordinator. I have attached the position description. Please see this link if you are interested in applying:

PEDIATRIC NEUROIMAGING COORDINATOR/TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)-Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to interact with parents, children, and the broader community, before, during, and after visits to MIT for experiments; and manage complicated administrative demands.  The Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab studies how changes in the brains of infants and children relate to the development of cognition and complex thought. Will take an active role in all stages of the research, including initiating independent research projects and participating in reading groups and research seminars. Basic responsibilities include coordinating studies of social cognitive development in infants and children, i.e., recruiting prospective participants, corresponding with parents/caregivers, making testing space reservations, scheduling research personnel, and infant/child database and website management; assisting with infant and child testing days (neuroimaging and behavioral testing) at MIT and Boston Children’s Museum; conducting neuroscience outreach events with internal and external/community organizations; and maintaining partnerships with community organizations.  Administrative responsibilities include communicating with MIT Institutional Review Board about research protocols, maintaining and updating protocols, maintaining financial records, communicating with PI and fiscal officers regarding finances, expense reporting (local and travel), and database management.  Typically, this position is held for two years as a transition to future graduate study in cognitive science, clinical or developmental psychology, or cognitive neuroscience.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in human development, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or other science or engineering major; demonstrable interest in neuroscience and/or cognitive development; initiative; flexibility; ability to develop and maintain complex organizational systems; self-motivation; and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment. Should be comfortable interacting with children, parents, undergraduate students, and community members. Some programming experience preferred.   Job #13271

Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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