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The Mind and Development Lab at the University of California, San Diego, directed by Dr. Adena Schachner, is hiring a Lab Coordinator to start in mid to late Summer 2018 (between July and September). Our research explores how children and adults reason about the social world, with a particular focus on links between music and social cognition. We are currently running studies on topics like:
How children infer the traits and beliefs of others.
Children's detection of copying (in others' designs and choices).
The early development of movement to music in infancy.
Whether infants attribute musical sounds to animate agents.
How children understand digital media like Skype.
Our studies involve infants, young children and adults (including online studies via Amazon Mechanical Turk), and we collect data both in the lab and at museums and preschools in the community. For more info click MadLab.
Under the supervision of Dr. Schachner, the Lab Coordinator will work closely with graduate and undergraduate researchers to oversee all aspects of lab operations. This will include coordinating research visits to preschools and museums, maintaining a database of recruitment information, and helping to recruit, train and manage a team of undergraduate researchers to support ongoing research projects.
The position offers substantive research experience, the potential for co-authorship on posters and manuscripts, and work in close collaboration with the PI. It is ideal for recent graduates looking for research experience before joining a PhD program. The successful candidate will join the vibrant, collaborative research community in psychology and cognitive science at: UCSD Psychology and UCSD Cognitive Science .
Position will begin at 25 - 30 hours/week, with benefits eligibility - with the possibility of moving to 40 hours/week, pending availability of grant funding. This position is therefore ideal for someone interested in obtaining experience in a developmental research setting, while also having the opportunity to work in a second lab or other position. While experience working in a research lab is preferred, the employee will be fully trained in order to perform the functions of this position.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Demonstrated experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting.
Two (2) years of applicable college-level coursework in experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field; or equivalent experience in a lab or in a supervisory position, overseeing projects and/or people.
Strong organization, time management and communication skills; administrative or managerial experience preferred.
Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently.
Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with parents, lab members, departmental staff.
Ability to assist with supervising and training lab student assistants in the use of laboratory equipment and testing procedures.
Ability to act professionally, and work effectively with a range of personnel, including laboratory staff, faculty and visitors.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Human Subjects requirements.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, database management software, and/or web design is preferred but not required.
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