Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This is a 40% part-time limited appointment for one (1) year that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.
Founded in 1965, the Department of Psychology at UC San Diego is one of the premier experimental psychology departments in the country. Currently, there are 28 faculty, 22 researchers and postdocs, 30 staff members, 1500 undergraduate students and 46 graduate students. The department has over 30 active federal contracts/grants and annual expenditures total over $10 million across federal, state, and gift funds.
The Mind and Development Lab at the University of California, San Diego, directed by Dr. Adena Schachner, is hiring a Lab Coordinator to start in mid to late Summer 2019 (between July and September, ideally in early August).
The lab's research explores how children reason about other people – and how we use social reasoning to understand the tools and art that people create. We also investigate the origins of music and dance in childhood. (For more, see http://madlab.ucsd.edu)
Under the supervision of Dr. Schachner, the Lab Coordinator will work closely with graduate and undergraduate researchers to oversee lab operations, particularly for projects involving children and families. This will include: Helping to recruit, train and manage several undergraduate researchers; coordinating off-site research visits, by communicating with local preschools/museums; and coordinating in-lab appointments for participating local parents/families (by phone and email).
The ideal candidate would be available during the summer terms as well as throughout the academic year on a part-time basis.
The position offers substantive research experience, work with local children and families, and close collaboration with the PI. The successful candidate will join the vibrant, collaborative research community in psychology at UCSD (http://psychology.ucsd.edu/).
Proven experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or other professional setting.
Demonstrated experience in an administrative or management role with strong organization and time management skills.
Ability to train and supervise lab undergraduate student assistants in the use of laboratory equipment and testing procedures. Experience training, teaching, leading, or supervising others preferred.
Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, database management software, and/or web design.
Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with parents, preschool directors, and lab members.
Demonstrated to be reliable, responsible, motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently.
Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.
This position falls under CANRA requirements: duties require direct contact with individuals under the age of 18.
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