Haverford College invites applications to our available exempt, full time, fixed term, benefit eligible Laboratory Coordinator in the Intersectionality in the Social Mind Lab at Haverford College. The Laboratory Coordinator will oversee an NSF-funded project on children’s social categorization. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is October, 2021.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

The project coordinator will facilitate all aspects of the research project, including interviewing adults, preschoolers, and school-age children; collecting and analyzing data from large-scale surveys; creating and maintaining community partnerships;  and designing testing instruments for both adults and children. In addition, the lab coordinator will be responsible for training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, cultivating a team orientation, and fostering a high degree of professionalism among lab members. Other duties will include working with school and museum administrators, maintaining compliance with the University IRB, managing participant recruitment, maintaining the lab website, purchasing materials, developing and maintaining lab procedures, maintaining a complex calendar system, preparing presentations and materials for meetings, screening and prioritizing mail (including email), drafting correspondence and other documents, initiating and editing reports, and managing finances.

Line of Report:  The lab coordinator will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab.

Education, Training, & Experience:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field within cognitive science with at least one year of relevant research experience, including research experience with children. The ideal applicant will have excellent organizational skills, strong writing skills, and the ability to multi-task and work independently. Proficiency with statistical analysis (especially in R) and prior experience providing support in a lab environment is preferred. Attention to detail is crucial.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Three to six hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction: Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Three to six hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., Gas anesthesia used during rodent surgery, Odorous histological chemicals used, Cold temperatures during Cryo-sectioning, handling rodents): Up to three hours

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Special Requirements: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 Child Abuse Clearances.

Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Record Check.

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Laboratory-Coordinator_R337-1. The application deadline is October 4, 2021. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.