Lab Coordinator, Cognitive Development Lab, Wesleyan University

The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Hilary Barth, announces a full-time lab coordinator position starting late summer 2020. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of numerical/spatial thinking and decision making in preschool and school-aged children and adults, including a series of NSF-funded studies of numerical cognition, as well as other general duties in the lab. Duties include coordinating relationships with local research sites such as schools and children’s museums; hiring and supervision of undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and scheduling participants; maintaining a participant database; data entry and record keeping; running participants through studies; literature searches; and assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. The lab coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, earn authorship on journal articles, and attend research conferences. Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior research experience (experimental child development experience strongly preferred); exceptional organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience; and intellectual interest in the lab’s research areas. Programming experience preferred but not required. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. 

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by March 15, 2020 will be given full consideration. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.