lab manager in the Child Cognition Lab of the Psychology Department at Boston University

Lab Manager. Pending final approval, candidates are sought for a full-time lab manager in the Child Cognition Lab of the Psychology Department at Boston University under the direction of Dr. Deb Kelemen. The lab manager will conduct research related tasks on projects exploring the development of social cognition and developing conceptions of the artificial and natural world in preschool children, elementary school children, and adults. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (i) recruiting and scheduling children and their parents for our lab based studies, (ii) establishing relationships with elementary school teachers and principals for school-based intervention studies, (iii) coordinating and conducting studies in lab and school settings, (iv) training and supervision of undergraduate research assistants, (v) data management and data analysis, assisting in the design of experimental stimuli, (vi) general administrative duties including maintenance of budgets, lab web pages and participant database systems, (vii) assistance with manuscript and grant proposal preparation. This position carries significant responsibility and is appropriate for an analytic, energetic, organized, detail-oriented, personable, positive individual who is extremely motivated and excited about conducting research and who has good communication and managerial skills. Applicants should be able to work independently and have knowledge of basic experimental statistics and design as well as MSWord, Excel, SPSS and Powerpoint. At least one year of previous psychology research experience and a B.A. / B.S. in Psychology or Cognitive Science is required. If interested please email with a resume, a cover letter describing research background, interests, and career goals, and names of two references who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. Ideal start date is July 2009. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, or veteran status. This policy extends to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities, including admissions, financial assistance, employment, housing, athletics, and educational programs. Boston University recognizes that nondiscrimination does not ensure that equal opportunity is a reality. Because of this, the University will continue to implement affirmative action initiatives which promote equal opportunity for all students, applicants, and employees. Inquiries regarding the application of this policy should be addressed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215.