Lab Manager Position at the Early Social Interaction Lab at UC Santa Cruz

Lab Manager Position at the Early Social Interaction Lab at UC Santa Cruz

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The Early Social Interaction Lab the University of California, Santa Cruz (Principal Investigator: Audun Dahl) is currently hiring a lab manager for several projects investigating socio-moral development in early childhood.


Job description: The lab investigates questions such as: Why do infants begin to help others and how does helpfulness continue to develop? How do young children come to see it as wrong to harm others? Most of our research uses behavioral experiments, naturalistic observation, or structured interviews in lab, home, or preschool settings. The lab manager will be involved in designing and conducting studies, coding audio and video data, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, recruiting participants, and preparing human subjects protocols.


The position is particularly relevant for those considering graduate school in developmental psychology or a related field. This is a 50% (20 hours/week) one-year position with the possibility of extension. The target start date is June 15, but a later start date can be negotiated.


Desired qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology or related field, coursework in developmental psychology, experience interacting with young children, and research experience. Good computer skills (using word processing, spreadsheet, or statistical software) are also desirable.


Application process: More information about the position and how to apply: For description of the lab’s research, visit: Review of applications will begin on April 28. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.


Questions about the position can be emailed to Audun Dahl at