Lab Manager Position in the Imagination and Cognition Lab at The University of Texas at Austin: 1-year position (non-renewable)

Lab Manager Position in the Imagination and Cognition Lab at The University of Texas at Austin: 1-year position (non-renewable)

 

Research in the Imagination and Cognition Lab focuses on children’s conceptual development, including topics such as perceptions of reality and possibility, the role of testimony in children’s beliefs, and the development of supernatural reasoning.  We focus on understanding relations between characteristics of stimuli (e.g., the traits of an entity), characteristics of children (e.g., fantasy orientation), and environmental factors (e.g., societal and cultural encouragement to believe) on children’s reality status judgments. Our studies are conducted at the Children’s Research Laboratory and at local, participating preschools. For more information about the lab go to:http://labs.la.utexas.edu/woolley/woolley-lab/

 

The Lab Manager will help coordinate and manage the operation and research of the Imagination and Cognition Lab within the Children's Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology. Job duties will include: (1) coordinating lab research operations through designing, scheduling, and conducting research studies, (2) recruiting child and adult research participants for the Children's Research Lab database, which may entail visiting local fairs, museums, toy stores, and festivals, (3) supervising and training students and volunteers in data collection and coding, (4) interviewing potential student research assistants, (5) coding and entering research data, and (6) organizing files, making lab purchases, processing Institutional Review Board applications.

 

Required qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field. Preferred qualifications include the following: experience and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research, experience working with children preferably in a research setting, some supervisory experience, basic computer skills, organizational skills, independence and initiative, flexibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficiency with Excel, and SPSS or another data analysis package.

 

If you are interested, please apply by 05/25/2015 to posting number 15-05-11-01-4009 athttps://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150511014009 and include: (1) Letter of interest outlining how your experience and goals fit with the lab, (2) Resume or CV, and (3) Names and contact information of three references. Position start date is flexible. For more information, please feel free to contact Jacqueline Woolley at woolley@austin.utexas.edu.