Laboratory Associate Position @ NYU

A group of eight developmental science laboratories at New York University is seeking to hire a full-time Laboratory Associate to serve as a recruitment coordinator to support developmental science at NYU. The Laboratory Associate will focus on building relationships with community organizations to facilitate recruitment of families to participate in research. The Laboratory Associate will design, implement and manage public outreach and education, online outreach and recruitment efforts, in-person recruitment of families, and the development of recruitment materials (online and printed). The Laboratory Associate will also coordinate the sharing of research participants across labs, manage a participant database, contribute to training and supervision of students and research assistants, help to coordinate events across the laboratories, and provide general support to researchers.


  • Design & send weekly participant-facing virtual communications 
  • Build partnerships with parent- or child-focused organizations 
  • Maintain weekly recruitment logs 
  • Organize, advertise, and host educational workshops 
  • Maintain and expand social media presence and website
  • Upload participant sign-ups to BabyChildTeen@NYU database
  • Communicate externally with prospective and current participants
  • Maintain BabyChildTeen@NYU database, enter data, and allocate participants 
  • Train and complete training checks for research assistants and lab staff 
  • Recruit families through in-person efforts (i.e., museums, parks, etc.) and through social media platforms
  • Develop advertising materials (i.e., graphics and copy) for research studies
  • Liaise and communicate effectively between lab staff 
  • Develop biannual internal BabyChildTeen@NYU database reports 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, or related social science field;
  • Excellent leadership skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and verbal,
  •  written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience developing and administering surveys and/or conducting large-scale field-based or online recruitment
  •  and data collection;
  • Excellent social media/web development skills; 
  • Experience designing graphics for social media (e.g., using Canva or Adobe InDesign); 
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively; 
  • Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Research experience with adults and
  • children;
  • Excellent Excel and data collection/management software (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap) skills for entering, tracking,
  •  manipulating, and analyzing data;

Application instructions

Please apply here:

Please include the following documents: 

  • A cover letter describing your research experience, relevant skills, and career goals
  • A current resume/CV
  • An unofficial college transcript
  • Contact information for two references

For best consideration, please apply by June 3, 2022. The start date is flexible (but sometime before July 2022 is preferred). Please clarify when you are available to begin the position in your cover letter.


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