Research Coordinator, Tufts University

Research Coordinator
Cognitive Development Lab @ Tufts University

The Cognitive Development Lab, under the direction of Paul Muentener, has a Research Coordinator opening in the Psychology Department at Tufts University starting July 2015. The lab is broadly interested in conceptual development across the lifespan. Current areas of research interest include the development of causal reasoning, the cognitive roots of exploratory play, the relation between language and conceptual development, and conceptual change in educational settings. The lab uses a variety of measures, including looking time and eye-tracking, actions, and language, and also explores individual differences and atypical cognitive development.
The Research Coordinator's primary responsibilities will be to oversee the day-to-day operations of the lab, including organizational, research, and administrative activities.  Daily tasks will include, but are not limited to: establishing and coordinating participant recruitment, supervising undergraduate research assistants, constructing stimuli (including video editing), conducting research protocols (at both on-site and off-site locations), and assisting with business expense management, grant applications, and human subjects research approval. Travel to off-site testing locations, as well as some weekend testing, will be expected.  The Research Coordinator may also have the opportunity to develop independent research projects.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, education or related discipline, prior research experience related to cognitive development, and experience working with children and parents, preferably in a research setting.  They should also have an excellent organizational and administrative skill set, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  The ability to work independently and multi-task is essential.  The final candidate must also successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required.  Experience with basic video editing, database management and programming are preferred.
This is a full-time position with benefits.  The initial appointment will be for one year, with potential renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and funding availability.  To apply, please visit and search for Job # 15001191.  Please include a CV and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

For questions, please contact Paul Muentener at