Lab Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 21-Feb-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25342

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Manages daily and long-term operations within the lab.

  • Coordinates off-site, in-lab and online recruitment efforts.

  • Hires and trains research assistants.

  • Handles IRBs and other research documentation.

  • Sets up/maintains lab equipment.

  • Coordinates lab meetings and other lab-related events.

  • Provides general administrative support.

  • Designs and creates study stimuli.

  • Performs data collection.

  • Codes and analyzes data (with training).

  • Prepares research manuscripts and reports (with training).

  • Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with statistical software including R, SPSS, etc. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent management skills and problem-solving skills, comfortable with young children and families, enthusiastic about cognitive development research, and have strong, self-directed initiative.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

  • Two Reference Letters (required)

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