Lab Coordinator, Cognitive Development Lab, Wesleyan University

Lab Coordinator, Cognitive Development Lab, Wesleyan University

The Cognitive Development Lab directed by Dr. Hilary Barth at Wesleyan University announces a full-time lab coordinator position starting September 2015. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of numerical and spatial thinking and reasoning in preschool and school-aged children and adults, as well as other general duties in the labs. 

Duties include coordinating contacts with and visits to 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 a paper, and attend research conferences. 

Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior research experience (experimental or developmental preferred); exceptional flexibility, organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience (Microsoft Office suite; SPSS); and intellectual interest in spatial/numerical cognition and cognitive development. Programming experience preferred but not required. This position is for 1 year, pending funding for a possible second year. 

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at https://careers.wesleyan.eduIn addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Lonnie Bass (ibass@wesleyan.edu). Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.