UC Berkeley Lab Manager Position

Social Origins Lab


The Social Origins Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology (PI: Jan Engelmann) is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning as soon as possible. Research in the lab addresses how social and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across species and cultures.


Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing young children, 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 social and cognitive development, as well as in cross-cultural and comparative psychology, 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.  Experience with statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, JMP), computer programming (e.g., Matlab), web design, and video editing are preferred.


Please contact Jan Engelmann () if you have questions about this position. You can apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02265.