The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) currently has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin Fall 2017.
The Child Cognition Lab conducts research projects with children and adults. We are currently engaged in a large-scale, federally funded research project examining young children’s understanding and learning of complex biological concepts. We are seeking a highly motivated and research oriented Research Assistant to work on this project. The ideal candidate would be interested in how children learn, science education, and applied psychological research. The roles of the position include recruiting participants, processing data, and helping run participants both in lab and outside of lab settings. This paid position is for 20-30 hours a week from September to August, with the possibility of increased hours.
- Positive, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
- Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly
- Interest in developmental psychology research
- Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectual environment
- Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness
- Knowledge of experimental design
- Experience working with children in some capacity
- Afternoon hours available 3 or more days a week
- Able to attend lab meetings: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
- Not currently receiving BU funding
- Experience working in a research lab
- Interest in biological education
- Familiarity with SPSS
We are looking for the ideal candidate to begin immediately. Send your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to Erin Doncaster, Lab Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.