Lab Manager Position @ Northeastern University

The PINE Lab at Northeastern University, led by Professor Laurel Gabard-Durnam, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager to work on our upcoming Project PINESEED, examining neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking early experiences of stress and adversity to sensory and social learning in sensitive periods using EEG and MRI methods. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. This role and PINE Lab are part of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University, a community of labs examining brain, mental, and physical health across the lifespan.

Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) community engagement and relationship building; (2) recruitment and acquiring data from infants, caregivers, and children using behavioral, biological, and brain imaging techniques (primarily EEG); (3) data management and lab management (interacting with IRB, managing financial reimbursement, managing our database etc); (4) manuscript preparation with primary authorship opportunities; and (5) collaborative teamwork with others in the lab on data projects.

We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science.

This role pays a salary of $56,000 with benefits and an expected start date of May-July 2023.

To learn more about our lab values and projects, please see our website:

Basic Qualifications:  B.A/B.S in developmental/clinical psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The coordinator must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Hours will vary week-to-week and will sometimes include evenings and weekends.

Additional Qualifications: A two-year commitment is preferred. Experience with data collection in infants or populations that have experienced adversity is preferred. Experience with EEG or fMRI data acquisition is not necessary, but interest in acquiring these skills is necessary for a good fit.


Additional Information:   Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 recommenders to

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