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Lab manager

The Computation and Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in Summer 2017.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology or cognitive science. The lab manager will participate in all aspects of the research process and have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects. The ideal candidate will make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant and collaborative scientific community at Yale.

Primary responsibilities include establishing partnerships with local schools and museums; recruiting participants; acquiring behavioral data; managing and analyzing data; working with children and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

Requirements include experience testing human participants; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with children and adults. A 2-year commitment is required. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites neare New Haven, CT is preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julian Jara-Ettinger at Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Prospective graduate students

The computation and development lab, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, will be admiting doctoral students to begin in Fall 2017. Students with a background in computer science and/or math are especially encouraged to apply. If you're interested in joining the lab, please get in touch (julian.jara-ettinger[at]