UC Berkeley Lab Manager Position

Language and Cognitive Development Lab


The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology, directed by Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning this July. Research in the lab addresses how linguistic, social, and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across cultures.


Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing infants, toddlers, and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The position will also include administrative duties, such as recruiting and training undergraduate assistants, coordinating with local daycare centers and museums, maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school.


Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development, and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, including at least two years of coursework in experimental psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or other relevant fields. Candidates should also have had experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment. A general fluency with computer software, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) are also required.  The strongest candidates will also have experience with statistical software (e.g., R, Python), computer programming (e.g., Matlab) and web design (Javascript/HTML).


The minimum commitment is 1-2 years, and salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, according to the UCB Lab Assistant II pay scale. The position is scheduled to start between July and August 2020.


For information about how to apply, please see posting #5824 on the Berkeley Jobs website. Please include a CV and cover letter detailing your interests and experience, and how they fit with the goals of the lab and requirements of the position. Please also identify the names of at least two academic references on your resume. Applications submitted by March 6th will be given full review.  All questions about the position can be directed to Jon Wehry ().