Lab Coordinator for Social Minds Lab at the University of Michigan

We are looking for a full-time lab coordinator to work on a project investigating the development of reciprocal behavior in children. The primary responsibility is to conduct developmental studies in the Social Minds Lab at the University of Michigan.
This project is part of a larger international collaboration “The cognitive foundation of human reciprocity” (co-funded by NSF and ESRC) that combines three complementary lines of inquiry: The development of reciprocity in human children (Dr. Felix Warneken, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), species-comparison in great apes (Dr. Alicia Melis, Warwick Business School, UK), and individual variation in adults (Dr. Elliot Ludvig, University of Warwick, UK).
For more information on the Social Minds Lab and Prof. Warneken’s research, please click here. The complete job posting can be found here.

Job Summary

The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate assistants in research and working closely with a postdoctoral researcher, as well as overseeing the international collaboration.


  • Active research – Preparing and running child studies; Video coding
  • Administrative tasks – Purchases; IRB protocols; Grant reports
  • Recruitment and supervision of research assistants
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure – Recruitment of families; Maintaining a child database; Communications with other labs

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or Associate’s degree
  • At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, and data management software
  • Experience working with parents and children
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All materials should be submitted online here. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, please have two letter writers submit a letter of recommendation to

Felix Warneken, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Department of Psychology: 2231 East Hall, 530 Church Street

Center for Human Growth and Development: 1043EC, 300 North Ingalls Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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