The University of Maryland Early Childhood Interaction Lab (education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/Ramani/) directed by Dr. Geetha Ramani is seeking a bright and energetic full-time lab manager starting this summer.
Research conducted in the ECI lab focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. We are also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics and problem solving.
Responsibilities will include data collection in local schools and in the lab, participant and school recruitment, preparation and management of IRB protocols, data entry, database management, and data storage and backup. Additionally, the lab manager will supervise undergraduate research assistants and be responsible for general lab upkeep. The position will require access to a car for travelling to schools for data collection.
This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue future graduate work in human development, developmental psychology, or educational psychology. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, human development, education, or related fields to apply.
Salary will be competitive and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the likelihood of renewal for two additional years.
To apply please email your application to Dr. Geetha Ramani (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, resume (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and at least 2 references.