Position, Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab
The Infant and Child Cognition Laboratory, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at Boston College, is now accepting applications for a full-time laboratory assistant with benefits beginning Summer 2018. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, as well as how these abilities relate to prosocial behavior in preschoolers and to formal mathematics performance in school-aged children (https://www2.bc.edu/sara-cordes/lab/). Responsibilities include managing research projects in the lab, programming experiments, creating stimuli, data coding and analyses, recruiting participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects both in the lab and at off-site locations (e.g. preschools and museums), with the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. Administrative duties include hiring, training, and supervising undergraduate volunteers, managing subject recruitment, communicating with local child care facilities and museums, purchasing equipment, coordinating lab events and meetings, and general faculty support. This position is ideal for individuals who are highly motivated to pursue graduate study in
– Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
– Experience working with infants and/or children
– Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
– Experience assisting with or conducting psychology-related research,
ideally in a developmental laboratory
– Prior programming experience
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and Google Drive
Please send an email titled “BC ICCL – Lab Manager Application” with a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 2 or more references to Raychel Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Boston College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.