Lab manager position at University of Rochester

Title: Lab Manager (full time)
Department: Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester
Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas

General Description: The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups
  • Comfort interacting professionally with research partners including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
  • Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Word, Power Point, MediaLab, Qualtrics)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, families) regarding participation in studies on- and off-campus; coordinate compensation for participating sites/individuals; maintain participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships with research partners through external communications
  • Data Collection: Coordinate participant consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, experimental, and observational protocols on- and off-campus with children and adolescents
  • Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, transcriptions, protocol development, and other administrative tasks
  • Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols for children and adolescents including stimuli creation, audio and video editing, use of MediaLab and Qualtrics, literature reviews; some assistance with statistical analyses and presentation, manuscript, and grant preparations
  • Lab Administration: Assist with monitoring project budgets; maintain and order lab equipment and supplies; assist with preparation of IRB documents and monitor research ethics compliance; troubleshoot any challenges that arise in day-to-day lab activities
  • Other lab duties as assigned

Application Materials

Please submit the following:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Contact information for three professional references

Submit all materials through the University of Rochester careers site. Link to the posting for this position (Job ID 201576): https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=201576&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date is August 1st, 2017.

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