The Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab (PI: Yarrow Dunham) and Computational Social Cognition Lab (PI: Julian Jara-Ettinger) are hiring a joint lab manager to begin mid-summer (on or around July 1, 2021). The position is full-time with benefits. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred (and is extendable beyond two years contingent on funding and mutual interest). The successful candidate will help to coordinate multiple research programs across the two labs. including experimental, cross-cultural, and computational work.

 

Dr. Yarrow Dunham and Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger are hiring a research coordinator / lab manager to begin mid-summer (on or around July 1, 2021). The position is full-time with benefits. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred (and is extendable beyond two years contingent on funding and mutual interest). The successful candidate will help to coordinate multiple research programs across the two labs, including experimental, cross-cultural, and computational work.

 

Dr. Dunham’s lab focuses on developmental social cognition; major research areas include the origins of intergroup bias, the principles underlying social categorization and ideas about fairness and inequality, the perceptual components of intergroup categorization, and children’s understanding of social institutions and social exchange such as money and governments. More information about the lab can be found at: www.socialcogdev.com.

 

Dr. Jara-Ettinger’s lab studies the fundamental representations and computations that underlie our ability to navigate the social and physical world. This work spans across ages, cultures, and clinical populations, but with a primary focus on early childhood. For example, how do we represent and reason about other people’s minds and on how we infer what they know, think, and want? More information about the lab can be found at: compdevlab.yale.edu.

 

Responsibilities for this position include recruiting, scheduling, and testing child and adult research participants; coordinating a team of graduate and post-doctoral researchers; building partnerships with and conducting research at local schools and museums; managing a participant database; training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants; purchasing and setting up lab equipment; and additional research and administrative duties as they arise. The position also offers the possibility for substantial research experience and the potential for co-authorship on posters and manuscripts as well as the possibility of international research travel.

 

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or a related field, experience with children, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience managing others. Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently while also being comfortable managing and working with others. Strong technical skills are a must; lab duties will require making regular use of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, experimental software such as Inquisit, the survey platform Qualtrics and statistical software such as R. Computer programming aptitude (e.g. Python, Matlab, JavaScript, Flash) and experience with Amazon Mechanical Turk would be a plus but are not required.

 

To apply, please complete this form: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wx1nklpfdGCrY2. The form requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the names and email addresses for two academic or professional references. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by 11:59 PM PST on March 22nd, 2021. The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented minority applicants are encouraged. Yale University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.