IES-funded Research Lab Manager Position

Faculty at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development seek a full-time research lab manager for an IES-funded research project examining the role of spatial reasoning in mathematics learning. The project involves administering child assessments and implementing a math intervention with first graders in the Boston area.


The Research Lab Manager will assist with conducting the project in the following ways:

(1) acting as the primary liaison with schools and classroom teachers, from making the initial recruiting contacts to scheduling intervention sessions;
(2) conducting testing and interventions with children at schools;
(3) coordinating a team of students involved in research activities;
(4) engaging in data coding and analysis as necessary during the course of the project.


The Research Lab Manager will be meeting regularly with the principal investigators to discuss the progress of the project. 


This position will provide broad exposure to developmental and educational research, as well as an opportunity to co-author publications resulting from the project, making it ideal for someone considering doctoral-level training or other research positions. This is a full-time position potentially extending over 4 years during the time period of the grant, starting at $45,000 in the first year.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher (in Psychology or Education or other related field); strong interest in children learning and some experience working with children; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The expected start date: August 1, 2021.