Lab Manager, Cognitive Development Laboratory, Ohio State University

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Available

Cognitive Development Laboratory
Ohio State University

Job Description:

The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is looking for highly organized and well-spoken person to serve as a full-time lab manager. We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school. The lab conducts research on conceptual development, category learning, and interactions between language and cognition in infants and children. Duties include managing research projects in the lab, creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, and ERP methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. Administrative duties include recruiting, hiring, and training undergraduate volunteers, managing subject recruitment, purchasing equipment, managing human subject protocols, coordinating lab events and meetings, and general faculty support. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2015. A verbal 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Greta Grannan-Rubenstein ( Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Specific Responsibilities:

·      Maintaining participant database.
·      Managing participant recruitment and participant scheduling.
·      Overseeing lab organization, including the supervision and training of research assistants.
·      Conducting research activities, including the development of experimental protocols, submission of IRB forms, and data collection, coding and analysis.
·      Additional administrative duties include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

Required Experience:

·      Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.
·      Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.
·      Experience working with infants or young children and strong interest in cognitive development.
·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SPSS or equivalent statistical package and willing to learn E-Prime, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.
·      Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents, teachers, and department administrators.
·      Excellent writing skills.

Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required.

Vladimir M. Sloutsky