Lab Coordinator

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

ID: 7248802
Posted: May 28, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Details
The Cognitive Development Lab and the Reasoning and Decision Making Lab at Wesleyan University (Dr. Hilary Barth and Dr. Andrea Patalano) announce a full-time joint Lab Coordinator position starting summer 2024. The Lab Coordinator will assist with studies of child and adult cognition, including NSF-funded collaborative work on numerical cognition and decision making. The Lab Coordinator will also assist with other general duties in each lab.

Responsibilities include:
Coordination of undergraduate research assistants
Recruiting and scheduling participants;
Maintaining a participant family database
Coordinating relationships with local collaboration sites such as children’s museums;
Data management and analysis
Implementing online and in-person studies (study preregistration; IRB submissions, study programming)
Running participants through studies
Supporting a positive research group culture
Conducting literature searches
Assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants
Other duties as assigned

The Lab Coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, to earn authorship on journal articles, to attend research conferences, and to participate in other professional development activities.

This is an on-campus position that has been approved for one year with the possibility of extending to a second year.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field.

Prior research experience in psychological science.

General computer skills and statistical software experience (such as Microsoft Office; SPSS; R; Qualtrics).

Exceptional organizational skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.

Intellectual interest in the labs’ research areas.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a developmental psychology lab using experimental methods.

Programming skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site. In addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing relevant experience, research interests, and future career goals, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) contact information for two academic references to Erin Kim ([email protected]). Please put “CDL/RDM Lab Coordinator Position” in the subject line and in the body of the cover letter.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.