Research Specialist I

New Jersey, United States
Monday, 30 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 30 January 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Department   Andlinger Cntr for Energy/Env
Category   Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time   Part-Time
Work Schedule   work hours are flexible given 18.13 hours are completed Name of Lab   Weber Lab


Social Psychology Research Specialist will work on projects related to social psychology, social norms, and environmental sustainability that aim to inform psychological interventions and shift society towards addressing climate change and other social problems. Current projects include a meta-analysis on social norm effects, and understanding the influence of networks of social norms on attitudes towards renewable energy. Position is ideal for someone considering a research career in quantitative social science and interested in applying research to address social problems. This position also includes opportunities to learn and develop research skills and receive professional mentorship (e.g., in preparation for applying to a PhD).

Position may be adjusted to full-time depending on experience level and needs.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in a meta analysis of social norms, including, but not limited to, reviewing and harvesting data from prior literature, coding study features.
  • Assist in designing and conducting online experiments related to social norms and sustainability
  • Provide general research and administrative support for the research group, including, but not limited to, organizing weekly lab meetings, preparing IRB protocols.


Required skills / qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required in psychology or relevant field
  • At least one year experience in social psychology or relevant field
  • Familiarity with social psychological theory (coursework or research experience)
  • Familiarity with inferential statistics (coursework or research experience)
  • Familiarity with experimental quantitative methods
  • Familiarity with survey design

Preferred skills / qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses
  • Understanding of effect size metrics
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics
  • Experience analyzing survey data
  • Experience conducting online surveys, such as MTurk

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