Research Assistant, Yale University Mind and Development Lab

Full-Time Research Assistant Position, Yale University, Mind and Development Lab. 


A new position is open for a one-year, full-time research assistant to work on a John F. Templeton Foundation-funded research project exploring the psychology of religious belief in children and adults. Duties include recruiting and scheduling study participants; consenting and testing participants (children and adults); coding and entering data; and maintaining the research lab space. The position requires regular commitment to both weekday evening hours and weekend hours for the purposes of subject recruitment and data collection at both on-campus and off-campus testing sites. 


Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or a closely related field required. Two years prior research experience in a psychology research lab, or in a closely related research lab, though relevant course work may count toward experience. 


Required Skills and Abilities: Excellent organizational, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to travel locally for research. Knowledge of psychological research, including basic coursework and lab experience in developmental, cognitive, and/or social psychology. Previous experience working with children in the toddler to adolescent years, as well as experience working with families, teachers, and school administrators in school or lab settings. Prior experience working in a developmental psychology research lab or relevant related coursework is preferred. 


The position will begin in mid-June 2015. Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter (discussing relevant prior research experience, research interests, and career goals), and contact information for three references to Konika Banerjee (


Mind and Development Lab (PI Paul Bloom):