Lab Manager Position @ Boston College

The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as January 2022 and no later than July 2022. 

Boston College is a research university with a strong and growing psychology department, located in an academic hub city with many opportunities for cross-lab collaboration. Members of the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition; for example, the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior, social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, perceptions of reputation signaling and norm signaling, and judgments of others’ actions vs. words. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting

Responsibilities include handling administrative duties for the lab (e.g., managing finances, purchasing equipment, preparing grant applications, coordinating meetings, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects), supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, maintaining lab software, assisting in data collection and analysis), and conducting original research. All former lab managers have had the opportunity to design, conduct, publish, and present research. This position is ideal for individuals interested in applying to graduate school. 

Candidates should expect to receive their B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field by May 2022. Candidates should be independent workers who are able to learn new skills on their own, with strong organizational skills and a track record of working well with others in professional or extracurricular settings. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience and strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistics and experimental design.

To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady ( and Liane Young ( with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining your current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Manager Application 2022” in the subject line of any correspondence.

Review of applications will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In addition to comprehensive health and dental insurance plans, Boston College offers many other benefits, including various types of insurance coverage, tuition remission opportunities, a 401(k) plan match, and a significant number of paid holidays and vacation days.

  • Paid job
  • Post-graduation