The Leonard Learning Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julia Leonard, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 2-year-position to begin around July 2021. The lab investigates the underlying cognitive capacities and environmental factors that shape children’s learning and persistence.
This position is ideal for those interested in gaining more research experience before pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or education. The lab manager will work closely with the PI, participate in all aspects of the research process, and have the potential to co-author posters and manuscripts and attend conferences. The successful candidate will be a founding member of a new lab and benefit from being part of the broader intellectual community at Yale. Women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged.
Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining research partnerships with local schools, community centers, and museums; recruiting participants; coordinating research, collecting behavioral data from parents and children; managing and analyzing data; overseeing undergraduate research assistants, cultivating a positive lab culture, and performing administrative duties.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or a closely related field, experience working with children and/or families, excellent interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills. Competitive candidates will have a demonstrated interest in cognitive development, previous research experience, outstanding communication skills (in person and over email, Slack, phone), and high attention to detail. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently, while also being able to collaborate well with others. General computer skills are required (e.g. Microsoft and google suite), and experience with software for designing experiments and performing statistical analyses is a plus (e.g. R, python, Qualtrics). The ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven is preferred.
Applicants should send a one-page cover letter (describing research experiences, relevant skills and interests, and long-term goals), CV or resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julia Leonard at . Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.
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. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.