Lab Coordinator

Michigan, United States
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, please include 2 letters of recommendation with your application. Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single document.

Job Summary

Prof. Felix Warneken, Director of the Social Minds Lab at the Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is hiring a full-time Research Technician to coordinate and conduct research on cooperation in young children. The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate assistants in research and working closely with a postdoctoral researcher, as well as overseeing international collaboration as part of an NSF funded grant. For more information on Prof. Warneken’s research and the Social Minds Lab, please visit this website:


Active research – Preparing and running child studies; Video coding

Administrative tasks – Purchases; IRB protocols; Grant reports

Recruitment and supervision of Assistants in Research

Building and maintaining infrastructure – Recruitment of families; Maintaining a child database; Communications with other labs

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma or Associate's degree

At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field

Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, and data management software

Experience working with parents and children

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

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Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

Two year term-limited position with a possibility of extension

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Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.