[CogSci] lab manager position at Arizona State University

Kelsey Lucca klucca at asu.edu
Fri Jul 12 10:03:53 PDT 2019

Dear colleagues,

I am looking to hire a full-time lab manager to help launch my new
cognitive development lab at Arizona State University. Please share the
listing below with anyone who might be interested. Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Thank



The new Cognitive Development Lab at Arizona State University, directed by
Dr. Kelsey Lucca, is recruiting a full-time lab manager to begin in late
August/September 2019 (start date flexible). The lab’s research explores
curiosity-driven learning in infants and young children, and investigates
how these processes are shaped by the social and cultural environment
children grow up in. The lab manager will be actively involved in the lab’s
research, and work closely with the lab director and other lab members to
assist in all aspects of setting up and running the lab. There may be
opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and
co-author manuscripts. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and
enthusiastic individual looking to gain more research experience on topics
related to cognition, communication, and development before pursuing a PhD
in a related field.

*Responsibilities include:*

- *Assist with all aspects of the research process*: design experiments;
create and program stimuli; conduct literature reviews; write protocols;
lead and oversee recruitment efforts; interact with families and young
children; run experiments; code, process, and analyze data; assist with
grant applications, manuscript preparations, conference presentations

- *Oversee and manage daily lab operations*: purchase and set up lab
equipment; manage budgets, IRB protocols, website, newsletters; establish
and coordinate field site visits (e.g. zoos, museums, schools)

- *Lead a team of undergraduate research assistants: *recruit and interview
undergraduate research assistants; develop training manuals and provide
training; assign daily and long-term tasks; supervise research assistant
progress; coordinate lab meetings and events; cultivate a team-oriented and
collaborative environment

*Required qualifications:*

- Bachelor’s degree (in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field)

- 1-2 years of research experience (with infants or children preferred)

- Exceptional organizational, time management, and leadership skills

- Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

*Preferred qualifications:*

- Self-motivated to learn new skills and solve problems independently,
attentive to detail, and comfortable juggling multiple tasks

- Familiarity with diverse research methodologies, training in experimental
design, and statistical analysis

- Proficiency (or willingness to learn) R, Qualtrics, Photoshop; expertise
with Microsoft office (Word, Excel)

- Creativity and/or a design background (to help with stimuli creation,
recruitment, newsletters)

- Computer programming, or web development skills would be a plus

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to
extend longer based on performance.

Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and
qualifications for the position, CV, an unofficial college transcript, and
list of 2-3 references to Kelsey Lucca at klucca at asu.edu.


Kelsey Lucca

Assistant Professor (Starting August 2019)

Department of Psychology

Arizona State University
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