[CogSci] Lab Manager Position Posting: Rutgers Newark

Elizabeth Bonawitz lbaraff at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 11:14:09 PST 2019

Dear all,

Please share this posting with interested students. (Apologies for cross

The Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark
Campus, directed by Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Vanessa LoBue are currently
recruiting a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct developmental
research with infants and children. The lab manager will be responsible for
recruiting and overseeing studies in both  *Dr. Bonawitz’s
Computational Cognitive Development
Lab* and Dr. LoBue’s Child Study Center

The primary role of the lab coordinator will be to work with local schools
and community organizations to recruit participants and organize data
collections. The lab coordinator will also be expected to (1) play an
active role in training and supervising undergraduate researchers, (2)
carry out administrative duties, such as daily record keeping, data
management, and equipment purchase, and maintenance of lab participant
database, (3) coordinate between two independent research labs, and (4)
provide general support of researchers.  The candidate will also have the
opportunity to play an active role in research by helping conduct
experiments with infants, children, and adults in laboratory and school

Preferred start date is June 1st (with some flexibility), with a 2-year
desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an
equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and
knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and
ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative
experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong
organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to
work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The
applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with
undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members.
Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required, but a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to
Dr.s LoBue and Bonawitz (*vlobue at psychology.rutgers.edu
<vlobue at psychology.rutgers.edu>*; *lbaraff at gmail.com <lbaraff at gmail.com>*).
The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, and should in
particular address your experience engaging with local community groups or

Rutgers University, Newark is located in the heart of New Jersey’s largest
city and is an easy 25-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan.

Elizabeth Bonawitz
Assistant Professor
Computational Cognitive Development Lab <http://ccdlab.rutgers.edu/>
Psychology Department
Rutgers University - Newark
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