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Lab Coordinator

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
The Cognitive Development Lab and the Reasoning and Decision Making Lab at Wesleyan University (Dr. Hilary Barth and Dr. Andrea Patalano) announce a full-time joint Lab Coordinator position starting summer 2024. The Lab Coordinator will assist with studies of child and adult cognition, includingNSF-funded collaborative work on numerical cognition and decision making. The Lab Coordinator will also assist with other general duties in each lab.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordination of undergraduate research assistants
  • Recruiting and scheduling participants;
  • Maintaining a participant family database
  • Coordinating relationships with local collaboration sites such as children’s museums;
  • Data management and analysis
  • Implementing online and in-person studies (study preregistration;IRBsubmissions, study programming)
  • Running participants through studies
  • Supporting a positive research group culture
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants
  • Other duties as assigned

The Lab Coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, to earn authorship on journal articles, to attend research conferences, and to participate in other professional development activities.

This is an on-campus position that has been approved for one year with the possibility of extending to a second year.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field.

Prior research experience in psychological science.

General computer skills and statistical software experience (such as Microsoft Office;SPSS; R; Qualtrics).
Exceptional organizational skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
Intellectual interest in the labs’ research areas.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a developmental psychology lab using experimental methods.

Programming skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site. In addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing relevant experience, research interests, and future career goals, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) contact information for two academic references to Erin Kim ( Please put “CDL/RDMLab Coordinator Position” in the subject line and in the body of the cover letter.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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