Research Specialist/Lab Manager Position @ Emory

The Learning, Understanding, Memory, & Neurodevelopment Lab (LUMeN Lab, PI: Dr. Alexandra Cohen) in the Department of Psychology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to work on studies examining how motivation and emotion influence learning, memory, and brain function across development.

The RA will gain experience with all components of the research process, providing excellent preparation for graduate studies. The RA's primary responsibilities will include:

  • Data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging techniques. Because we do developmental work,
  • ¬†this will involve interfacing with families and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
  • Experimental paradigm development
  • Data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment and screening, and training other lab members

The expected start date for the position is late Summer/early Fall 2022. A two-year commitment is requested. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related field, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Preferred qualifications include:

- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)

- Computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with R, Matlab, and/or Python)

- Experience collecting and/or analyzing neuroimaging data

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply through the Emory careers portal. Applications from members of groups underrepresented in science are encouraged. Please feel free to reach out to with a CV and cover letter if you are interested in this position.

  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation