Lab Manager in Identity and Diversity Lab at Duke University

Position Available—Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Duke University

The ID Lab (Identity and Diversity Lab), directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning July 2018 (preferred but flexible). The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will manage all aspects of the research program investigating diverse social identities, social perceptions, and social behavior with both adult and child populations. This position will be partially funded by a National Science Foundation grant focusing on differences in the development of race and gender perceptions for 4-5 year olds from diverse backgrounds.


Responsibilities Include:

– overseeing day-to-day lab operations

– designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults

– coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants

-working with the Social Sciences Research Institute for both study implementation and participant recruitment with an emphasis on racially/ethnically diverse populations

– maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.

– assisting in planning lab events and meetings


Preferred Qualifications:

– a bachelor’s degree in social or developmental psychology or a related discipline

– one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or diverse populations

– excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently

– strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills

– extremely efficient in email correspondence

– programming skills in Qualtrics, Direct RT, Media Lab, Mechanical Turk and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS or R

– working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut)


This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her graduate students.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Gaither at

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sarah Gaither at or to her current lab manager Terri Frasca at


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