The Conceptual Development and Social Cognition Lab ( directed by Dr. Marjorie Rhodes seeks to hire a fulltime research assistant to coordinate research on the development of social cognition in young children. The research assistant will work primarily on an NSF-funded project examining the development of social categorization.

Job duties include: (1) conducting experiments with infants, children and adults in laboratory, museum-based, and school-based settings; (2) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (3) administrative duties, including data management and maintenance of budgets, lab web pages, and participant recruiting systems; (4) working with local museums and schools to recruit participants and organize data collection; and (5) providing general support to researchers.

Candidates should have: (1) a bachelor’s degree in psychology or cognitive science; (2) one or more years of research experience; (3) excellent computer skills; (4) the ability to work independently; (5) keen attention to detail; (6) excellent communication skills. Strong organizational, computational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

To apply, please send the following materials as a single PDF file to a cover letter describing your interest in the position, research experiences, and career goals, a current resume/CV, a list of relevant coursework and grades obtained, and contact information for two people willing to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 19, 2013. The start date is flexible, but no later than June 1, 2013