The Development of Social Cognition Lab ( directed by Dr. Katherine Kinzler at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2014.  

The research assistant will participate in research related to the development of social cognition, including NIH-funded research investigating social influences on infants’ and children’s food selection. Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab and at schools, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, testing infant and child participants, and coding and analyzing data.

The ideal candidate should be efficient, detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills; be able to work independently; and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit one year to the position, with the possibility of renewing for a second year. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are considering pursuing graduate studies in psychology.

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field is highly preferred, as is previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names of two academic references to Kathleen Sullivan at