LABORATORY MANAGER, Brain and Cognitive Sciences-Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to be responsible for administrative, financial, and technical tasks, with opportunities to engage in all stages of research. The position involves interacting with parents, infants/children, and the broader community. Administrative and financial responsibilities include communicating with the MIT Institutional Review Board about research protocols; maintaining and updating protocols; maintaining financial records; communicating with the principal investigator and fiscal officer(s) about finances; expense reporting (local and travel); website management; and organizing lab meetings and trips, including planning and expenses. Recruitment and outreach duties include recruiting prospective participants via posters, social media, and in-person events; corresponding with parents/caregivers; building relationships through newsletters and social media; and maintaining participant databases. Coordinating and assisting fMRI and fNIRS studies of infants, children, and adults includes reserving testing space, equipment, and parking; scheduling research personnel; assisting with data collection; meeting participants on arrival, communicating about the study, and collecting informed consent/assent; assisting participants with fMRI or fNIRS equipment; running study procedures; and debriefing. Taking an active role in all stages of research will be encouraged, including initiating independent research projects; participating in lab activities, journal clubs, and research seminars; and taking relevant courses at MIT. It is typically held for two years as a transition to graduate school.

 

Job Requirements REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ cognitive neuroscience research experience; an interest in cognitive science, neuroscience, and/or cognitive development; flexibility; ability to develop and maintain complex organizational systems and work in a fast-paced and changing environment; comfort interacting with infants, children, parents, undergraduate students, and community members; and self-motivation. Programming and social media/website development experience a plus. Job #18474 Must be flexible enough to change hours, including evenings and weekends.

 

To apply, please visit: careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=17895&localeCode=en-us 1/22/20  

 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

 

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