The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education, play, and executive function. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management including IRBs, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on. Additionally, the laboratory coordinator will assist with the activities of the Montessori Science program in underserved communities. Our past lab managers have authored papers on lab work and moved straight into top PhD programs.


Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy, a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. Start date: August 15, 2021 or possibly earlier.


More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at:


To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at:

Please name all files beginning with “yourlast name.yourfirstname”.


The position will be posted on the UVa website soon, and applicants will be asked to also upload application materials there.