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(Last Updated: 10/4/23)

NOTE: These opportunities are not approved for the internship requirement in the psychology major.  For more information about that requirement, please click here.

DISCLAIMER: Listed here are a variety of unsolicited job and internship position announcements outside Marist College, which have been received by the Psychology Department.  We are providing this information for any student who may be interested in exploring these opportunities.  The Psychology Department neither vets nor endorses these experiences.

Summer Internships


Please check back in the future for offerings for Summer 2024.


Outside Employment Opportunities

Research Specialist: Princeton University

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Natalia Vélez. The Vélez Lab studies the individual cognitive capacities and community dynamics that make human collaboration possible. The successful candidate will play an integral role in launching the Vélez Lab and participate in all aspects of the research process. Targeted start date is August 1, 2023.

The research specialist will participate in all aspects of a research project and play an essential role in building infrastructure for the lab. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a study that is of interest to you
  • Developing stimuli and programming experiments
  • Coordinating participant recruitment
  • Maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties: IRB management, announcing lab events and lab meetings, etc. 

In addition, depending on the nature of the research specialist’s project, they may also be responsible for the following research functions:

  • Running behavioral studies of young children, both in person and via Zoom
  • Programming and administering online multiplayer experiments
  • Collecting fMRI data of adults
  • Analyzing behavioral, web-scraped, and/or fMRI data

Essential Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or related fields
  • Research experience in psychology or neuroscience
  • Have excellent communication skills with young children, adult participants, families, and members of the lab
  • Be able to get tasks done efficiently
  • Be dependable, responsive, and trustworthy,
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with numerical data analysis software (preferably Python, R, or Matlab)
  • Knowledge of web programming (HTML/Javascript)
  • Experience with fMRI data acquisition and analysis
  • Experience working with children

Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.  Applications will be reviewed starting March 31 until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science are encouraged to apply!

Team Manager/Research Technician: Binghamton University

The Early NeuroCognitive Development (ENCoDE) team is seeking a team manager/research technician to start in summer/fall 2023. The full job posting can be found here.

This position would be a great fit for candidates interested in gaining research experience in the developmental cognitive neuroscience area before attending graduate school. Stronger consideration will be given to individuals who are interested in making a multiple-year commitment. The team manager will be involved in participant recruitment and scheduling, collecting EEG and neuroimaging data, coordinating and supervising undergraduate assistants, managing datasets, and various administrative duties. 

Please contact with any questions.

Project Coordinator: New York University

Position Description

The Play & Learning Across a Year (PLAY) Project, funded by NIH and directed by Principal Investigators Karen Adolph and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda at New York University and Rick Gilmore at Penn State University, invites applications for a 1-2 year Project Coordinator position beginning in Summer 2023.

The PLAY Project is an innovative research initiative involving 72 PIs from 50+ sites across the US and Canada engaged in a synergistic and collaborative approach to behavioral science—all shared openly with the research community on (a video library for sharing behavioral video data). The completely video- based protocols and annotations ensure transparency, reproducibility, reuse, and provide a springboard for extension to new populations. Participants will include 1000+ infants and mothers from English- and/or Spanish-speaking households video recorded during 1 hour of everyday activity in the home—the main context for infant learning and development. The corpus entails fully transcribed and coded videos (in Datavyu, an open source behavioral coding software), spanning domains of language, gesture, locomotion, emotion, gender, and object play; video tours of the home; decibel recordings of ambient noise; parent reports of vital information, including infant receptive and expressive vocabulary, parent and child health, infant temperament, media use, locomotor history, and gender socialization; and detailed geo-coded demographic information.

The Project Coordinator will work with the PIs and Science Director to help manage the project. Research responsibilities include: management of tablet-based questionnaires; coding of video data in Datavyu; quality assurance; maintaining databases of data tracking and sharing in Databrary; literature searches; and co-authoring manuscripts and presentations. Administrative duties include: purchasing and shipping research materials; maintaining records of sites and staff; support on IRB protocols; coordinating project events and meetings; assisting in expense and grant management; communicating with university staff and administration; and general support for the PIs and Science Director. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum one-year commitment required with the potential for renewal pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval. Starting salary is $58,000-$59,000.


Qualifications include a BA/BS or MA/MS in psychology or a related field, previous experience working in a research setting with infants and children, and experience in research involving behavioral coding. The ideal candidate must also have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

Application Instructions

Upload a resume/CV to Interfolio, and email a copy and email of introduction to

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New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Lab Manager: University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Cognitive & Developmental Neuroscience Lab (PI: Joon Park) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a lab manager who will assist with an NSF-funded project on numerical cognition. Responsibilities include recruiting and running child and adult participants on campus and at various off-campus venues, using behavioral and neural methods. Duties also include maintaining lab equipment, managing administrative paperwork, and training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. This position is ideal for those looking to pursue a PhD in cognitive or developmental psychology, or related field. Start date is flexible within summer 2023. 

Please click here for more information and to apply.

For questions, please contact Dr. Joonkoo Park at

Instructional Assistant: University of Chicago

Job Summary

The Instructional Assistant assists faculty, other teaching personnel, and program administrations in their work delivering undergraduate education in the psychology major and related programs. The Instructional Assistant’s role comprises a set of responsibilities designed to address the majors’ curricular needs and may differ each quarter. The role focuses on supporting instruction as a teaching assistant in specific for-credit psychology courses or course sequences. Additional duties include assisting with co-curricular events and workshops, advising and mentoring undergraduates conducting independent research, grading assignments and exams, and supporting instructors’ use of academic technologies. The Instructional Assistant has experience completing research and academic work in psychology and is equipped to support undergraduate instruction in capacities that range from substantive, pedagogical, methodological, technological, to administrative. The role will be a combination of the responsibilities listed below, and the specific allocation of duties may differ each quarter.

The annual work period is 9.5 months, from September 1 through June 15, and the salary is paid over 12 months, from September through August.

Please click here for the full job description and to apply.

Lab Manager: University of Chicago

The Woodward Lab at the University of Chicago is looking to hire a lab manager, staring this spring or summer. 

This role involves oversight of day-to-day lab operations, outreach to families, recruitment and supervision of undergraduate RAs, and the opportunity to be involved, at many levels, in our ongoing research. The lab tests infants and children in the laboratory, for example using eye-tracking and EEG methods. It alsos test infants and children on-line, in synchronous and asynchronous paradigms and much of the current work of the lab involves the continued development of those methodologies. The Lab Manager works closely with the postdocs and doctoral students in the lab.

The lab studies social cognition and social learning in infants and young children. Current projects investigate the origins of social categories and social bias, infants' understanding of moral and conventional behavior, and the ways in which infants' experiences in social environments (families, neighborhoods) relates to their social cognitive development.

Please click here for the full job description and to apply.

Lab Manager (Community Research Group): Georgetown University

The Community Research Group is the research and action laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Woolard. Located in the Psychology Department, Georgetown College and Georgetown University, our group hosts a variety of research projects that focus on the ways that individuals and families interact with systems in communities.  Our Center for Research on Adolescence, Women, and the Law specifically concentrates on systems of care and control - that is, how teens and their parents work with the juvenile and criminal justice systems and schools, among others. The Lab’s current projects focus on access to justice in civil and criminal proceedings, the use of video in criminal and immigration legal proceedings, and family support and engagement with child-serving systems.

Job Overview

The Lab Manager, reporting to Dr. Woolard and interacting with undergraduate research assistants, graduate students, volunteer research assistants, and community partners/participants, had responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages the day-to-day lab operations
  • Recruits study participants
  • Administers data collection, including archival, observations and interviews in court settings
  • Manages Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol
  • The Lab Manager is located in White Gravenor building, and also spends time in the D.C. metropolitan area at various courts, organizations, and community locations.


  • High School diploma education or equivalency
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Experience working in a research setting
  • Research interest in community psychology, psychology and law, and/or developmental psychology on legal systems, adolescent development, and access to justice
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or related field
  • 1 to 2 years of related experience (note: consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and work experience)

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation. 

Application Instructions

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If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

Lab Manager: Lehigh University

The Cognitive Development Lab at Lehigh University (PI: Dr. Amanda Brandone) is seeking applications for a full-time Lab Manager / Predoctoral Research Associate. This position is supported by an NICHD grant awarded to Dr. Brandone and Dr. Lindsay Bowman (Brain and Social Cognition Lab at the Center for Mind and Brain, University of California Davis) to examine neural and caregiver contributions to the development of social cognition and behavior in infancy. The successful candidate will work with both PIs, but the position will be based at Lehigh University.  This position is for 1 year with the opportunity to extend to 2 years, contingent on performance, mutual fit, and available funds. The desired start date is July/August 2023.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a junior researcher to gain hands-on experience in developmental science research through work on a collaborative project involving both behavioral and EEG data from infants and caregivers. The successful candidate will develop skills in behavioral coding, EEG data processing, and data analysis; engage in leadership and mentoring of undergraduates; and contribute to the preparation of conference presentations and manuscripts, with opportunities to present at conferences and co-author publications, as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

The central duties and responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Developing and implementing coding schemes for behavioral coding of infant social-cognitive tasks and mother-infant interactions
  • Developing and refining MATLAB code to process and analyze infant EEG data (working with EEGLAB, ERPLAB, and custom pipelines)
  • Training, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate students on coding, processing, and analysis protocols
  • Overseeing lab administration, including IRB protocol, data management, grant reporting, purchases, website management, participant recruitment, and data collection


Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree and research experience in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field. Candidates must be confident working independently, with other researchers, and with infants, children, and parents; attentive to detail; highly motivated; able to manage multiple tasks; and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The ideal candidate would be a recent college graduate who has a strong interest in cognitive development and who is seeking additional research experience before pursuing graduate training.

Additional preferred qualifications include experience with:

  • Behavioral coding and relevant software (e.g., Datavyu)
  • MATLAB or other programming software 
  • EEG processing methods and software (e.g., EEGLAB, EP Toolkit, ERPLAB)
  • Data analysis and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, JASP, R)
  • Conducting research focused on infants and children
  • Leading or managing teams of people

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following via email to Dr. Brandone ( (1) CV, (2) cover letter explaining your interest in the position, relevant skills and experience, and career goals, (3) college transcript (official or unofficial), and (4) 1-2 letters of recommendation from a research supervisor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding the search as soon as an excellent candidate is found. The first review date will be June 1 and the desired start date is July/August 2023.

About Lehigh University

Lehigh University is is a competitive private research university located in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. The region features outdoor recreational opportunities, numerous cultural activities, and a rich history. The location is also in close proximity to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Lab Manager (Environmental Neuroscience Lab): University of Chicago

The Environmental Neuroscience Lab at the University of Chicago is hiring a lab manager to start this summer in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab at the University of Chicago with Marc Berman. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience and data analysis skills before applying to a graduate program. A qualified candidate is organized, manages their time well, is interested in psychological and environmental research, has some research background, and is a good communicator.

Interested applicants can apply here.

Research Assistant: Michigan State University

The MSU Autism Research Lab, directed by Brooke Ingersoll, PhD, is seeking a full-time research assistant begin around July 2023.  The MSU Autism Lab is focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of community-viable interventions for children with ASD and their families. 

The research assistant will be responsible for coordinating and conducting research, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, and carrying out administrative duties. The MSU Autism Lab is a supportive and collaborative environment.  This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience in clinical psychology before applying to graduate school. 

Specific tasks include: 1) coordinating participant recruitment; 2) completing IRB revisions and renewals; 3) running lab meetings and assisting with data management; 4) training and supervising undergrad volunteers; 5) overseeing budgets and assisting with writing annual reports; and 6) coordinating community trainings.  Depending on interests and experience, tasks may also include assisting with assessments and provider training. 

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1 year of research experience working in a research laboratory.
  • Demonstrated interest in intervention research and experience working with children, especially children with autism.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to manage undergraduate research assistants and coordinate with off-site collaborators.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and SPSS software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week. Hours are typically scheduled between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday but may be required to work outside these hours (evenings/weekends).
  • Experience with web design, database management, and video editing are preferred. 

Applications are being accepted immediately. A one-year commitment is required, but applicants who are interested in a two-year commitment will be prioritized. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references through MSU's Human Resources website. Job number:  855297 (Research Assistant I).  Any questions can be directed to: Brooke Ingersoll at:

Lab Manager and Research Assistant Positions: University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) is searching for a research assistant and lab manager.  The LRDC is a multi-disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. Duties for both positions will center around data collection for a project centered around income, parenting, and perceptions of financial stress. The lab is particularly interested in family income and wealth, and associations with parental stress and behavior and adolescents’ perceptions of family socioeconomic status. This will involve the collection of multiple survey measures (using Qualtrics Surveys) about family income and wealth, parental functioning and behavior, and family demographics. Staff will recruit parents and children and collect self-report measures of family functioning and child behavioral problems.

Click here for the description of the Lab Manager position.  Ideal Candidates would have strong project coordination skills and ~3 years of experience.

Click here for the description of the Research Assistant position. Ideal Candidates would have a detail orientation and 1 year of experience.

Clinical Research Coordinator: Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking bilingual candidates for the Clinical Research Coordinator Associate position in the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be part of the research team responsible for conducting a longitudinal study designed to assess the contributions of neurobiological and social- environmental factors on early language development. Clinical Research Coordinator will serve as a principal contact for participants and their families, organize the collection of all study-related data, and assist in the collection of behavioral and clinical data, including the collection and analysis of brain imaging data. Clinical Research Coordinator will work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of physician scientists, developmental cognitive neuroscientists, and psychologists. The position offers the opportunity to develop valuable clinical and academic research skills and the opportunity to contribute to innovative and translational research aimed at improving learning outcomes in children with or at-risk for developmental delays. We are particularly interested in candidates who are bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English). The position will be full time.

Click here to apply.

Research Assistant: University of Pennsylvania

The Language Learning Lab at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania is looking to hire a full-time research assistant temporarily from September 1 to May 1 (dates somewhat flexible).  This is an ideal position for someone who is thinking about a career in research. In this paid position, you would assist us with data collection at area preschools, including eyetracking research.  

Please click here to apply. Feel free to email with any questions about the position.

Research Coordinator: Carnegie Mellon University

The Kid Neuro Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, directed by Dr. Jessica Cantlon, is hiring a research coordinator for behavioral and neuroimaging research with children ages 3 to 8 years! In this role, you will organize participant recruitment, manage databases, code cognitive tasks (eg., in Python, PsychoPy, or JavaScript), participate in data collection, and manage study protocols.

We study early childhood cognitive development in the domains of spatial, mathematical, and logical reasoning. We use fMRI and NIRS methods to understand the functional bases of cognition in the brain. Our goal is to understand how complex cognition emerges in humans, and what makes humans unique compared to other species. Our laboratory also engages in STEM Outreach projects with elementary school children – with a focus on developing biology, psychology, and computer science interests in young children.

The ideal candidate will have some combination of experience working with young children in a psychology or educational context, experience with data collection or analysis, neuroimaging experience (fMRI, NIRS, EEG), and experience coding in Python, R, or any related platform.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Data Collection and Analysis experience
  • Research experience

Additional Information:

  • This is a fixed term position expected to last two years (through August 2025)
  • Full-time position, expected to work 37.5 hours per week

Click here to apply.

Postgraduate Associate: Yale School of Medicine

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Postgraduate Associate (PGA) position in the Child Study Center of the Yale School of Medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers who employ behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate reading development in children (grades 2-6). This position is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates who are looking to gain hands-on experience with project coordination, working with children, and behavioral assessments.

Dr. Landi is the director of the LandiLab, of which Dr. Kleinman is a member. The LandiLab investigates typical and atypical reading and language development through the use of cognitive neuroscience methodologies (MRI, EEG/ERP) and genetic analyses.

Job responsibilities will include twice-yearly data collection from children using behavioral testing. Data collection takes place at partner schools close to Philadelphia and New York City, and lasts for approximately 3 weeks each in October and April (6 weeks/year total; all travel costs paid). Responsibilities during the rest of the year will be based in New Haven, and will include scoring standardized behavioral assessments, entering scores and other information into databases, attending lab meetings, and coordinating regular (Zoom) meetings between schools and researchers.


Under the primary mentorship of Dr. Kleinman, and with assistance from Dr. Landi and other LandiLab members, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: (1) aspects of research such as administration and scoring of behavioral assessments, analyses, writing, and academic presentations; (2) devising creative strategies for participant recruitment; (3) gaining knowledge about selected topics related to neuroimaging, reading disability, and/or statistics; and (4) attending meetings with collaborators who assist the research team in carrying out their grant-supported research.


The LandiLab has semiweekly lab meetings where lab members discuss current journal articles or their research projects. Separately, the lab has semiweekly workshops organized (depending on interest level) on topics such as statistics and coding. The PGA will attend these meetings, and will have the opportunity to present on aspects of projects that they oversee. Individuals in similar roles have been co-authors on joint publications and have presented their work as posters at scientific conferences.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements for this position include:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related fields
  • Experience working in a research lab and/or experience working with children
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

Additional relevant skills include:

  • Strong communication skills/ability to work in a team
  • Experience with administering or scoring behavioral assessments
  • Experience with a database program (such as REDCap or Microsoft Excel)

The anticipated start date is no later than September 1, 2023.

Application Process

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Nicole Landi ( with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references. Please note “PGA position” in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled, with a start date as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Compensation will be $39,480 for the first year, plus benefits. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is a 1-year position, but the lab expects funding to continue for at least 2 years and encourages applicants to commit to a 2-year appointment, which is advantageous for creating a strong resume for admission to PhD programs and further career development. Salary and benefits would increase at the start of the second year.

Research Assistant: E. P. Bradley Hospital

E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep and Chronobiology Research Laboratory (P.I.: Mary A. Carskadon, PhD) is looking for a full-time research assistant (RA) to assist with NIH-funded studies. Current themes include sleep health disparities, sleep and memory, and comparison of wearable devices for assessing sleep and wake. Study activities include study recruitment, in-person assessments, melatonin sampling, oversight of equipment used for assessing sleep, and behavioral and cognitive testing. Commitment for two years is required.


The lab seeks to further understand Circadian Rhythms and the biology and architecture of sleep. The lab is seeking an RA to assist on studies that explore the impact of different factors on sleep and circadian rhythms. Current studies with children and adolescents include examination of: 1) The impact of sleep on circadian timing, memory and cognitive performance; and 2) the impact of asthma on sleep and circadian rhythms in a diverse urban sample. The lab is starting a new study that aims to test the validity and reliability of a developing technology to assess sleep and wake in adults.  Studies draw from cognitive neuroscience, sleep research, and circadian biology, and involve both adolescents and adults. The research takes place at the E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep and Chronobiology Research Laboratory under the direction of Prof. Mary A. Carskadon, the Director. Dr. Carskadon is also the Director of Bradley’s COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and is a professor in Brown’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. The lab's group includes undergraduates, postbaccalaureate staff, pre and postdoctoral trainees, and faculty.


RAs recruit, schedule, and consent research participants and caregivers. RAs prepare for and perform data collection including interviews, cognitive tasks. RAs complete data entry and error checking. RAs order supplies for the study. RAs also assist with IRB submissions and maintain training requirements. RAs may contribute to academic activities in the lab such as presentations, publications, and journal club. In addition, RAs often supervise undergraduate research volunteers.

Ideal candidates are excited by human subjects research in the cognitive or neural sciences and interested in graduate school, medical school, or a career in science. A strong academic record is important; research experience is desirable.


  • Excellent “people” skills; experience working with children a plus.
  • Access to a car
  • Bachelors degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to tackle complex tasks independently.
  • Comfort working in a team setting.
  • Eager to learn new skills
  • Flexible schedule (must be able to work some evenings/weekends per the studies’ activities).
  • Commitment to the lab ethos of honesty and accuracy in the scientific process.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Prior experience with statistics and/or programming (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS, MATLAB, UNIX, Python) is a plus.
  • Past research experience especially with human subjects is desired.


Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Lab Mangaer: Univerisity of Maryland, College Park

The Language Development and Perception Labs at the University of Maryland College Park, seeks a lab manager, someone with a gift for organization and a passion for bringing order out of chaos. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in science and who wants to gain experience in a research environment. The manager is responsible for coordinating the activities of a dynamic research laboratory that explores a range of issues, including language development, word learning, the effect of noise on children’s development, bilingualism, perception in children with cochlear implants, the effects of concussion on hearing and speech, and even how dogs understand human language. The lab includes both research on young children and a comparative component focused on canine cognition.

The manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the lab. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: research assistant supervision, overseeing data collection and coding, stimulus construction and design implementation, interacting with parents, managing data transfer across research sites, overseeing a large participant database, and lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, etc.)


The successful candidate will have outstanding communications skills, both written and oral, and proven organizational ability. She or he will have a demonstrable ability to learn rapidly, complete tasks accurately, and maintain the daily activity of a small, but complex organization. Attention to detail is critical. Experience with children and proficiency with statistics, web development, video coding, and experiment presentation software are a plus. Successful experience overseeing and mentoring undergraduate research assistants is another plus. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's degree in psychology, hearing & speech science, cognitive science or related field, and at least one year of research experience, with prior experience in infant laboratory testing procedures preferred.

The position is full-time with benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please complete the online application. (job position #104607). Required materials include a letter of application, resume, and names, telephone, and email addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible. This is a full time position beginning summer or fall 2023, and will be available for up to 5 years, with continuation past the first year based on performance and availability of funds. For questions, contact Dr. Rochelle Newman (301-405-4221) or

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Research Technician: Duke University

The primary duties of this Research Technician will be collecting data for the STEPS (Study of Teen Experiences that Promote Success) project, a longitudinal study of 700 adolescent-caregiver dyads in Durham, NC and Pittsburgh, PA. STEPS focuses on how familial economic precarity, particularly wealth deprivation, contributes to adolescent mental health and well-being. Duties collection of multiple survey measures (using Qualtrics Surveys) about family income and wealth, parental functioning and behavior, and family demographics. Staff will recruit parents and children and collect self-report measures of family functioning and child behavioral problems. Staff will be directly responsible for data recruitment and sample retention in Durham, and will coordinate with project staff in Pittsburgh.

Click here for the complete job description and to apply.

Research Assistant: University of California, Davis

Dr. Katharine Graf Estes with the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level. This is a 90% position and is for one year. There may be a possibility for an extension depending on funding. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in language development in infancy, from stimulus creation to data analysis to the presentation of research findings in seminars, conferences, and manuscripts submitted for publication. The successful candidate will communicate with monolingual (English-speaking) and bilingual (Spanish and English-speaking) parents and infants. The position will involve developing, in collaboration with the PI and graduate students, experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures. The person hired is expected to independently analyze data, create materials for presentation at conferences, and present research at national and international conferences.

The successful candiate will be responsible for:

Research (80%)

  • Preparing stimuli and other experimental materials using Photoshop, Praat, and other software and programming environments
  • Testing infant and adult (parent) research participants in the lab and at participants’ homes
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and consenting parents
  • Preparing and maintaining IRB materials and ensuring compliance with those protocols
  • Using R, Datavyu, and Excel to process and analyze data to prepare results and figures for presentation at research conferences and for manuscripts to be submitted for publication
  • Contributing to scientific manuscripts and research presentations in the form of literature reviews, data analysis, and writing

University and Public Service (20%)

  • Training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants
  • Maintenance of budgets, ordering supplies, and overseeing the day-to-day running of the lab
  • Leading community outreach efforts to promote research participation and to share information about research


Basic Qualifications (Required at time of application)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience with human participants in a laboratory setting
  • Valid US Driver’s license (travel to and from subjects may be necessary)
  • Ability to drive within 2 hours of Davis, CA for participant outreach and testing
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with testing infants or young children in behavioral research
  • Knowledge of experimental methods to study early language and/or cognitive development
  • Familiarity with human subjects protocols, experience conducting interviews or consenting potential research participants
  • Ability to run occasional sessions and outreach events on weekends if some participants need it
  • Knowledge of most or all of the following software: R, Python, Excel, Adobe Photoshop
  • Fluency in Spanish and English reading, writing, and speaking

Application Requirements

Document Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Click here for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference Requirements

  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Click here for the full job description and to apply.  

Please email with any questions or concerns about this position.

Project Coordinator: Northeastern University

The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment Lab (PINE Lab) at Northeastern University, led by Professor Laurel Gabard-Durnam, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to work on a project examining how electroencephalography (EEG) neuroimaging measures in the first years of life underlie and predict later executive function development in multiple populations. Though the position is based here in Boston, MA, we will be focusing on remotely supporting data collection and analysis with families in South Africa and Malawi. This role and our PINE Lab efforts are part of a multi-investigator, collaborative international team working together on this project, as well as the Wellcome LEAP 1kD consortium of projects funded across the globe with the same aims. The goals of this project are: 1) to use EEG across cultures to understand the neurodevelopmental pathways shaping early executive function skills, 2) to identify scalable brain markers of healthy, at-risk, and resilient early executive function development, 3) to understand how early experiences and other intervenable factors shape these early brain markers within- and across-cultures, and 4) identify and share culture- and country-specific information about factors promoting executive function development and sensitive windows for intervention. 

This role provides exposure to research at the intersection of neuroscience, developmental psychology, predictive modeling, and public health. The Project Manager will be able to participate in the Wellcome Leap 1kD Consortium and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University. This is a research-focused project manager position that will involve a high degree of data processing and analysis, with the opportunity to earn first-authorship on publications stemming from this project. The coordinator must demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity as this is an international project examining neurodevelopment in multiple countries. Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) EEG data management and quality control remotely for international contexts; (2) working collaboratively with our international team members to achieve study aims; (3) manuscript preparation and authorship; and (4) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the project. This position may serve as a launching pad to graduate studies. We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science.

This role pays a salary of $50,000 with benefits and an expected start date of August-September 2023.

Click here to apply.

Click here to learn more about the lab.

Research Coordinator: Stanford University

The Stanford Center on Early Childhood seeks a full time Research Coordinator to join the team. The Research Coordinator will work in Dr. Jelena Obradović’s SPARK Lab coordinating activities for a new project developing measurements and assessments for children in preschool through grade 2.

The Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of Dr. Michael Sulik and Dr. Jelena Obradović coordinating the project activities, including conducting literature searches, overseeing convening logistics, and working closely with outside organizations to develop and maintain research-practice partnerships. The person in this role will also work directly with research participants, conducting recruitment activities as well as screening and consenting new participants, leading assessments and focus groups, and managing the logistics of participant participation and incentives. 

Please click here fore more information and to apply.

Research Assistant Openings (For Undergraduate Students): New York Medical College Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

Description of the Lab

Within the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a team of Psychologists conduct research focused on issues facing Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients and other topics. Research is often interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with other institutions both locally and across the country. The lab is located in Valhalla, NY on the NYMC campus. Additional lab activity takes place at Westchester Medical Center/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital inpatient and outpatient clinic locations (on NYMC campus or within 5 minute walk). The campus is accessible via Bee Line bus system within Westchester County. The closest train station is Metro North Valhalla, White Plains, or Tarrytown. We have found that students have a better experience if they participate in person and thus there is no opportunity for remote hours.

Current research projects include aspects of pediatric cancer patient quality of life and cognitive functioning (e.g. cognitive outcomes in pediatric cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult (AYA) functioning and outcomes during/after treatment, video narratives of patient and families impacted by cancer and hematological disorders, importance of mentoring in this population, aspects of professional development in psychology and understanding the impact of psychology in an academic medical setting, the impact of a sickle cell disease treatment on cognitive functioning, AYA transition to adult level care in sickle cell disease. The studies range from new with IRB paperwork pending to well-established and data collection complete. As such there is much that a student can learn about with respect to the research process.

Typical responsibilities of research assistants include data management, scoring of neuropsychological assessment and research batteries, administration of research protocols, recruitment of participants, chart reviews, clinical support tasks, observation of clinical work, and write up of results. Students with higher educational standing or excellent clinical/writing skills may be able to participate in grant writing, IRB paperwork, neuropsychological assessment, and study design. Trainees range from undergraduate to postdoctoral level.

Other Information to Know

  • Our focus is on teaching and mentorship of research skills. There is substantial professional development that takes place as part of work in our lab (e.g. seminars, CV development, graduate application process, etc.). As such, our lab is appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral level Psychology degree. It is not appropriate for students planning to apply for social work degrees, medical school, or who have no plans to pursue psychology after graduation. We will not take a student who has these plans.
  • We recommend students work with us for at least 2 semesters so that they have enough time to work towards a poster to submit to a conference or join in on a publication. Students often stay beyond the 2 semesters given the level of mentoring we provide and become authors on multiple writing projects.
  • Students dedicate 8-15 hours a week with us based on their own schedule, interest, and academic requirements. Students must have the ability to come to campus as there is little to no remote work.
  • Unless stipulated otherwise through your college, this is not a paid position. Most students choose to receive school credit for their work with us as an independent research or internship course.

Suggested Qualifications

  • Psychology or related Major with plans to apply to a PhD-level graduate program in a Psychology related field
  • Junior standing or higher when joining the lab for undergraduates, graduate students at all levels welcome.
  • At least 3.0 GPA

Application Materials Required

  • Cover Letter describing interest in lab and career goals
  • CV
  • Recommendation Letter not required, but will be accepted

Materials may be sent to Dr. Pereira at Students are interviewed on a rolling basis, based on lab availability.

Lab Manager: Indiana University

The Cognition & Learning Lab at Indiana University-Bloomington, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Lab Manager (Laboratory Research Assistant). This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research and is partly funded by the National Science Foundation (Improving Flexible Attention to Numerical and Spatial Magnitudes in Young Children). This project will study the early development of executive functioning and math skills in preschool-aged children. This is a collaborative grant across two universities, Indiana University and the University of Dayton. Therefore, the Lab Manager will participate in regular project meetings with the PI at University of Dayton, Dr. Mary Wagner, and her team, and will work alongside the research team in Dr. Wagner's lab to design and carry out the experiments. There will be opportunities to be involved in the dissemination of research through conference presentations, publications, and technical reports. 
The minimum expected commitment to the project is two years, with the possibility of extension for up to five years depending on performance. 
Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but preferably October 2, 2023. Please email me with any questions. 

How to Apply

Please include a Cover Letter and CV with your application. 

1.  Non-IU employees should click on the first link below to access the careers site; current IU employees should click on the second link below. 
2.  Review the job description and then click on "Apply for Job" to begin your application.
3.  Non-IU employees will need to sign in to access your account.  If you do not already have an account, click on "Register Now" to create an account.  Current IU employees will be recognized through CAS Authorization.
4.  Complete the application process.

Click here to apply.

Lab Manager/Project Coordinator: Washington University

The Cognition & Development Lab at Washington University in St Louis is looking for a post-bac lab manager/project coordinator. This is a full-time position with benefits; a 2 year commitment is preferred. In the past this position has served as a great stepping stone to graduate school or tech/other industry positions. Our research focuses on how children navigate the social world to learn from and interact with others, including people from different backgrounds, with a large current project focusing on how trust develops across diverse social contexts in early childhood. Research is conducted in the laboratory, in local daycare centers and schools, and in the greater St Louis community. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, work well as part of a research team and independently, and enjoy interacting with a diverse group of children/families, teachers/directors, and community members. A positive attitude and openness to learning/mastering new skills is highly desired. Basic computer skills, including some experience with R or a related platform, REDCAP, Qualtrics, and digital video abilities are preferred. 

Click here to apply. (Job #: JR74528)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Two Research Staff Positions Avaiable at Northwestern University

The Developmental Mechanisms (DevMech) Program at Northwestern University has two research staff openings! DevMech conducts research at the intersection of clinical and developmental science that aims to characterize early developmental patterns marking emergent mental health, language, and other neurodevelopmental risk as well as family influences on these pathways, and application to prevention. These positions report to Drs. Elizabeth Norton and Laurie Wakschlag. Staff work as part of an interdisciplinary team and are encouraged to participate in scientific papers and presentations. These positions are ideal for those considering future graduate study. Please submit a resume and cover letter through the HR system linked below (if links are not working properly, please visit the careers site and enter the relevant Job ID).

Research Study Coordinator, Job ID 48548

The Mental Health Earlier Synthetic Cohort (MHESC) study is seeking a Research Study Coordinator. This position will coordinate daily operations and activities for an NIH TALK initiative supplement focused on language disorder and mental health risk in children. The coordinator will conduct direct child assessments via zoom, monitor study and student researcher performance for coding and transcribing parent-child interactions, liaise with our collaborative site at Washington University in St. Louis, and assist in development and implementation of study procedures and IRB protocols. An interest in using AI for language transcription and/or python experience would be a benefit. To view the job posting and/or apply, click here or visit this link.

Research Assistant - Bilingual (Spanish-English), Job ID 48519

The Northwestern site for the national HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HBCD) study is seeking a Research Assistant- Bilingual (Spanish-English). We are looking for someone who is Spanish-English bilingual and bicultural, with a strong interest and comfort working with parents and infants supporting behavioral and brain data collection. Strong candidates will have experience working with families and young children, great attention to detail, and comfort working with multiple computer systems. To view the job posting and/or apply, click here to visit this link.


Research Assistant: Pennsylvania State University

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory, in the College of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (Human Research Technologist 1). The position will ideally start as soon as possible.
The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to work on a NIMH-funded study, investigating the association between parent-child synchrony and emotion modeling on anxiety risk in children. In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including fNIRS, mobile eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.
This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center and the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences and Imaging (SLEIC) Center.
This is a two-site study in collaboration with Dr. Susan Perlman at Washington University in St. Louis. As such, study personnel at Penn State will have virtual cross-site training opportunities.

Key responsibilities for the Research Assistant:

  • Recruiting, scheduling appointments, and maintaining contact with children and their families (virtually or in-person)
  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, neural, and/or eye-tracking data
  • Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and IRB approval
  • General lab management duties (e.g., coordinate with relevant offices regarding lab processes, complete finance and reimbursement forms)
  • Overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students

Benefits for full-time employees at Penn State include (Click here for more detailed information.):

  • Medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans
  • 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26)
  • Generous vacation and sick time 
  • 15 paid holidays/campus closure days

Education and experience:

This position typically requires an Associate's degree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, along with past experience in a lab that conducts behavioral coding, neuroimaging, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus. Research experience with children is highly desirable.
In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Application instructions:

To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest and a CV. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Click here to apply.

Additional information:

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.  
Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Dr. Pérez-Edgar at

This is a limited-term appointment, funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility for renewal. 
The College of the Liberal Arts is supportive of flexible work arrangements when aligned with the ability to meet the needs of the unit and the essential duties of the position. Questions related to flexible work should be directed to the hiring manager during the interview process.
The Research Assistant will frequently use the following software and applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Datavyu; MindWare; Brain Vision Analyzer; E-prime; SPSS; and R.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Research Assistant: University of Maryland, College Park

A position is open for a full-time post-bac research assistant to work on the national Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development (HBCD) study at the University of Maryland. The HBCD study is recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives. (Click here for more information about this study.)
This project aims to conduct multi-modal brain imaging across the first years of life as well as biospecimen collection (maternal blood, maternal and child urine, child stool, maternal nails, and maternal and child saliva).  The work will be supervised primarily by Dr. Tracy Riggins. In addition, Drs. Nathan Fox and Brenda Jones Harden, who are MPIs on the project, will also provide supervision.
This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project will be involved in collecting functional MRI data as an MRI operator and processing biospecimen samples. Training will be provided in MRI acquisition and biospecimen processing. The position will also involve working with undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, MRI data transfer, and biospecimen processing.           
Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience working with infants and/or young children in a research context is preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. The job is available beginning early in 2024 (January/February) and requires a minimum two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Tracy Riggins( and Julie Staples Watson (

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

UPDATED POST: Lab Manager: Brown University

Application Deadline (For full consideration): October 15, 2023

The Computational Cognitive Development lab (PI: Daphna Buchsbaum) and Causality and Mind lab (PI: Dave Sobel)  at Brown University are looking for a full time lab manager! The targeted start date is any time between immediately and the start of the spring semester. Please see below for details, as well as our lab websites (Click here and here) for more information about our research.

Position Overview

This position will manage and contribute to research using experimental and computational approaches to study children’s learning and thinking, as well as dog cognition. The position will be shared between the Causality and Mind and Computational Cognitive Development Labs at Brown U. The position coordinates and facilitates all aspects of research in the lab. This will involve a mix of research and administrative duties, and day-to-day work will vary. 

Administrative duties include recruiting, training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, initiating and maintaining relationships with nurseries, museums and other recruitment sites, organizing meetings and schedules amongst all lab members and collaborators, maintaining lab social media and website, and assisting with IRB protocols and grant preparation, presentations, and applications. 

Research duties will include conducting experiments with children and/or dogs in the lab and at other research sites, as well as assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The appointee will coordinate closely with Dr. Sobel and Buchsbaum on these tasks, but should be able to work independently. Taking an active role in all stages of the research is strongly encouraged, and there may be opportunities to develop independent projects and participate in reading groups and research seminars.  

This is a 100% grant-funded and fixed-term position for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on the funding source. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or related field is required.
  • 1-2 years of related research experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

Job Competencies

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, works well with a team
  • An ability to work independently, takes the initiative without waiting to be told what to do
  • Keen attention to detail, and an interest in cognitive development
  • Very responsible, good time management skills
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Administrative experience and experience working with children and dogs is preferred
  • The applicant must be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with dogs and their owners, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members
  • Computer literacy, a strong statistical background, and computer programming or web development skills are strongly preferred
  • Experience with specific software and apparatus used in the lab (ex. Qualtrics, eye-tracker, R, SolidWorks)
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

To Apply for This Position

External Applicants: Please click here.

Internal Applicants: Apply through Workday.

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, a CV/Resume, and the contact information for 3 references. The cover letter and CV should be uploaded as a single document.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but please apply by Oct 15 to ensure full consideration.  

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Project Manager (50% Time): University of Wisconsin-Madison

Application Deadline: October 13, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a 50% time project manager for a new NSF-funded project on how simple card games can promote children’s learning about biological variability. The project will investigate relational reasoning in caregiver-child talk and gesture during game play. Our project team is led by Dr. Karl Rosengren (U. of Rochester), and also includes Dr. Florencia Anggoro (College of the Holy Cross) and Dr. Benjamin Jee (Worcester State U.). 

The person hired for this position will serve as project manager and will organize and oversee the day-to-day operations of the University of Wisconsin–Madison arm of the project. This includes recruiting participants, helping to develop data collection procedures and coding manuals, scheduling and participating in data collection, overseeing the work of undergraduate research assistants, managing and maintaining project databases and records, assisting with literature reviews, creating materials for conference presentations and manuscripts, and maintaining communication with team members at other sites. The position will include some evening and weekend work to allow data collection with children and their caregivers. 

Please click here for more information and steps to apply. The application portal is now open, and review of applications will begin in mid-October.  The lab is looking to have someone start in this position by mid-January!  The position would be ideal for a student intending to pursue graduate study in cognitive development in the future.