The Infant and Child Cognition Lab headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at Boston College is now accepting applications for a laboratory assistant beginning June, 2014. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults keep track of number and on how these abilities relate to formal mathematics.  Duties include managing research projects in the lab, creating stimuli, conducting data analysis, programming experiments, recruiting participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, with the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. Administrative duties include recruiting, hiring, and training undergraduate volunteers, managing subject recruitment, purchasing equipment, coordinating lab events and meetings, and general faculty support.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • Experience working with infants and/or children
  • Experience assisting or conducting psychology-related research, ideally in a developmental laboratory
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, prior programming experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 1-year commitment, 2 years preferred.

Please send a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for 2 or more references to Alison Goldstein at

Boston College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.