My lab is transitioning to Brown University this summer, and is looking for a full time lab manager! The targeted start date is July 2020, though this is somewhat flexible. Please see the ad below for details, as well as our lab website for more information about our research:


Position Overview

This position will manage and contribute to research on experimental and computational approaches to the development and origins of social and causal reasoning abilities in children and dogs. The position coordinates and facilitates all aspects of research in the lab. This will involve a mix of research and administrative duties, and day-to-day work will vary.

Administrative duties include recruiting, training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, initiating and maintaining relationships with preschools, museums and other recruitment sites, organizing meetings and schedules amongst all lab members and collaborators, maintaining lab social media and website, and assisting with grant preparation, presentations, and applications.

Research duties will include conducting experiments with children and/or dogs in the lab and at other research sites, as well as assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The appointee will coordinate closely with Dr. Buchsbaum on these tasks, but should be able to work independently. Taking an active role in all stages of the research is strongly encouraged, and there will be opportunity to develop independent projects and participate in reading groups and research seminars.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or related field is required.
  • 1-2 years of related research experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

Job Competencies
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, works well with a team

  • An ability to work independently, takes the initiative without waiting to be told what to do
  • Keen attention to detail, and an interest in cognitive development
  • Very responsible, good time management skills
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Administrative experience and experience working with children and dogs is preferred
  • The applicant must be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with dogs and their owners, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members
  • Computer literacy, a strong statistical background, and computer programming or web development skills are strongly preferred
  • Experience with specific software and apparatus used in the lab (ex. Qualtrics, eye-tracker, R, SolidWorks)
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.



INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Apply through workday

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, a CV/Resume, and the contact information for 3 references.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.