Lab Manager of the Learning and Brain Development Lab at Tulane University

The Learning and Brain Development Lab at Tulane University (https://lbdlab.tulane.edu), directed by Dr. Julie Markant, is seeking a full-time research assistant/lab manager to coordinate and conduct research with infants, young children, and adults. The lab manager will be responsible for daily operations of the lab and will work closely with Dr. Markant and graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.

The lab manager will contribute to all aspects of multiple research projects examining the development of attention and memory. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating participant recruitment, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and collecting and analyzing data using a variety of techniques (e.g., eye tracking, genetics). The lab manager will also assist with administrative duties and have the opportunity to contribute to study design and manuscript preparation. 

Necessary qualifications:

– Demonstrated interest in developmental and/or cognitive neuroscience research
– Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with families
– Ability to work independently
– Organized and detail-oriented
– Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) and willingness to learn additional computer skills
Preferred qualifications:

– Previous experience in a developmental or cognitive neuroscience research lab
– Advanced computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Filemaker Pro, Matlab)

A two-year commitment is preferred. Preferred start date is June 1, 2018. To apply please send a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and the names and contact information for two references to Dr. Markant (jmarkant@tulane.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2018. Applicants from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Julie Markant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Tulane University
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