· The College of Human Ecology has an immediate opening for a part-time Lab Manager to support The Early Childhood Cognition Lab (http://www.ecclabcornell.com/) under the supervision of Dr. Tamar Kushnir. The Lab Manager will help conduct research on learning and social cognition in children across ages and cultures. The Lab Manager will assist on multiple projects with children ranging from 2-10 years old, in community, school, and laboratory settings. Responsibilities include coordinating recruitment efforts with schools, museums, and other community partners, assisting in data collection and data management, training research assistants, overseeing meetings, working in collaboration with other researchers on community outreach and dissemination of findings. There are will also be opportunities to develop independent research projects, contribute to ongoing collaborative projects, and attend or present at scientific meetings.
The position is 1 year with possibility for renewal for a second year.
Associates degree in psychology or other relevant field required and 2 to 4 years’ experience or equivalent combination of experience and education. Additional qualifications include: Prior experience conducting research with human subjects; coursework in statistics and research methods. The ideal candidate has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; is detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; is able to problem solve creatively and is enthusiastic about developmental research.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science or relevant field; familiarity with statistical packages such as R, Splus or SPSS; experience outside the classroom or lab with children, families and community organizations. Experience with Qualtrics, Datavu/Databrary, Mturk, Photoshop/Adobe, experience/interest in working with diverse populations (diverse groups within and across cultures).