Research Assistant Position at Harvard University

The Social Cognitive Development Group directed by Dr. Felix Warneken is anticipating hiring a full-time research assistant to coordinate and conduct research on social cognition and cooperation in children. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and in public spaces, using advanced video coding technology, overseeing data collection and coding, managing human subject protocols, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and active participation in research. This position provides extensive research experience and is ideal for recent college graduates planning to attend graduate school in the future.

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and experience working with children and families, preferably in a research setting. Experience using statistical software, database, and video recording is a plus. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016, and the position will terminate on June 30, 2017.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a CV as well as a cover letter specifying research experience, interests, and career goals to Ms. Cassandra Favart at In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the same address. All materials must be received no later than August 3, 2016. 

For more information on Dr. Warneken’s research and the lab, please visit our website:

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially welcome to apply.


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