Lab Manger/Research Assistant
The laboratories of Fiery Cushman and Joshua Greene are soliciting applications for a joint lab manager to begin work in 2019 in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. This will be a full-time position with full benefits and a salary of approximately $43,000 annually. The start date could be at any time between June 1 and July 31, 2019. The minimum commitment is 1 year, but 2 years is encouraged.
The labs conduct research on topics including moral judgment and decision-making, social cogntion, decision-making, intergroup cooperation, and the infrastructure of complex (compositional) thought. See the Greene Lab and Cushman Lab websites for more information.
The lab manager will be responsible for the general administrative functioning of the labs as well as designing, conducting and analyzing experiments in collaboration with the PIs and other lab members. Administrative duties include purchasing, managing finances, obtaining human subjects approval for studies, and recruiting and scheduling subjects. The lab manager will also play an important role in recruiting, training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. Finally, we rely on the lab manager to help conduct research central to the labs’ missions. We make an effort to allow the lab manager substantial ownership over the research projects.
Many people in our labs had their own first exposure to psychological research as a lab manager, and we are committed to making the job productive, educational and enjoyable. It will require hard work and long hours, but it is an ideal way to learn more about psychological research and develop your talents. If you decide to apply for graduate school, this job is an excellent addition to your CV, and we will do everything we can to support your career.
Some elements to highlight in your application include any background in empirical research, leadership experience, and evidence of responsibility, self-motivation and independence. If you happen to have specific skills in computer programming (e.g. web design, java, MATLAB, python, R, etc.), or neuroscience (e.g., fMRI), please mention that as well. (These skills are not required).
Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Catherine Holland ( Email.), and should include contact information for three references. Please include "Lab manager application" in the subject line of any correspondence. Please also have undergraduate and any other relevant transcripts sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.