Lab Coordinator, Reasoning and Decision Making Lab, Wesleyan University


The Reasoning and Decision Making Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Andrea Patalano, announces a full-time lab coordinator position starting late summer 2020. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on adult decision making, including a series of NSF-funded studies of numerical cognition and decision making, and will also assist with other general duties in the lab. The coordinator may also participate in collaborative studies that involve preschool and school aged children and, separately, that use electrophysiological (EEG) methods. 


Duties include hiring and supervision of undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and scheduling participants; running participants through studies; data entry and record keeping; extensive data management and data analysis; 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, to earn authorship on journal articles, and to attend research conferences. 


Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior psychology research experience; exceptional organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience (Microsoft Office; SPSS); and intellectual interest in the lab’s research areas. Programming skills and some neuroscience background are preferred but not required. Funding for this position has been approved for two years.   


Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at:  In addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) contact information for two academic references to Katherine Williams (). Please put “RDM Lab Coordinator Position” in the email subject line and in the body of the cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2020.