JOB TITLE: Lab Manager

DEPARTMENT: Psychology

Principle Investigator:  Dr. Lin Bian

Job Summary:

The Early Social Beliefs Laboratory at the University of Chicago, directed by Dr. Lin Bian, is recruiting a lab manager to begin in January 2021. The lab studies how children reason about the social world, including how children form stereotypes about social categories and how they make sense of intergroup interactions. The lab manager is essential to the smooth and productive functioning of the lab. There may also be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts, therefore, this position is ideal for highly motivated individuals planning to pursue a PhD in developmental psychology, social psychology or related fields. The position can be renewed to multiple years, depending on the performance and career plan of the individual.


Required qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development, education or a related field. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills; be enthusiastic about cognitive development research; comfortable with young children and families; and have strong, self-directed initiative, excellent organizational skills, and ability to take on challenges (in particular, with setting up a lab in its beginning phases). Programming, data analysis, and/or web design skills are always a plus.


Position Description: The lab manager will:

  • Assist with research in socio-cognitive development, including: 
  • conducting data collection
  • designing and creating experimental stimuli
  • coding and analyzing data (with training)
  • preparing research manuscripts and reports

ยท Manage daily and long-term operations within the lab, including: 

        coordinating off-site, in-lab and online recruitment efforts

        hiring and training research assistants

  • handling IRBs and other research documentation
  • coordinating lab meetings
  • managing lab websites and newsletters
  • setting up/maintaining lab equipment

Required Documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Two reference letters



Applications received by November 15, 2020 will be given high priority, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit:—Psychology_JR09379