Full-time Lab Manager Position at Northwestern

Professor Nicole Stephens is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/ Research Assistant (38 hours/ week) for the Culture, Diversity, and Inequality Lab at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This position would start in the summer of 2017 and last for one year with the possibility to extend the position for a second year. This position would be an excellent fit for an individual looking to strengthen her/his research skills before applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field of behavioral science.

Job Duties:

The lab manager will oversee day-to-day research being conducted, including general research project management, data collection in lab, field, and online environments, programming surveys (e.g., via Qualtrics), managing participant recruitment, creating/modifying IRB proposals, processing data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with powerpoint presentations, managing PI’s websites, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and scheduling studies and research meetings. The lab manager may also be given the opportunity to cultivate her/his own research agenda.


-Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, organizational behavior or a related field of behavioral science.

-Applicants must be extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and organized.

-Applicants must be able to work independently and respond to/manage day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently.

-Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

-Applicants must have strong computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, Powerpoint, and Photoshop).

-Applicants must have the ability proactively manage teams of undergraduate research assistants working on multiple research projects.

-Applicants should have experience with research in psychology or a related field of behavioral science.

-Applicants should have a strong interest in culture (e.g. race, class, gender), diversity, inequality, or intergroup relations.
In order to apply, applicants should email the following to n-stephens@kellogg.northwestern.edu: (1) a resume [including a section listing the name/contact information for 3 references] and (2) a 1-page cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience, and research interests.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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