Dr. Kathleen Corriveau and the Social Learning Lab at Boston University (http://www.bulearnlab.com) are hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. The lab is interested in the development of social cognition in formal and informal learning environments. This will be a full-time paid position. Start date is Spring or Summer 2020. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:
-Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.
-Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses. The Lab Coordinator will also be actively involved in research, with ample opportunities for study design, data collection, data analysis, and contributions to conference presentations.
-B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, Education, or a related field.
-Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.
– Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.
-Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.
-Excellent cultural sensitivity.
-Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, R, etc.
-Current work eligibility in the United States.
-Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts.
-Experience working with schools and community organizations.
-Understanding of data collection procedures and statistical methods.
-Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding.
- Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- Contact information for three professional references