Lab Manager Position at Boston University Child Cognition Lab

The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) at Boston University has an opening for a Lab Manager to begin in Fall 2016. The Lab Manager will assist in coordination of a broad range of research activities including NSF-funded school-based intervention projects on elementary school children’s intuitive reasoning, learning of complex scientific concepts, and the development of scientific misconceptions. Further conceptual developmental studies require comfort working with toddlers and preschoolers. This position is ideal for someone interested in cognitive development and science education en route to graduate school. A 2-year commitment is preferred.

Responsibilities include: (i) recruiting and scheduling families for lab-based studies; (ii) coordinating with teachers for school-based education intervention studies; (iii) conducting studies in lab and school settings; (iv) assisting in the design of experimental stimuli, data entry, and data analyses (SPSS preferred); (v) training and supervision of an undergraduate research team, co-ordination with post-docs, graduate students, and research assistants; (vi) assistance with teacher professional development workshops; (vii) preparing reports for funders, preparation of IRB applications and assistance in preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles.

Position requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field and research experience with children. The candidate must be: smart, energetic, upbeat, organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious with strong problem-solving and analytic skills, and outstanding written and spoken communication skills. Interested applicants should email one PDF including a cover letter, CV, and details on 3 references to Deb Kelemen ( Please place “CCL Lab Manager Position” in the subject line. Information on this position is also posted at: Review of applications begins now until the right candidate is found.


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