May 06, 2020

Human Research Technologist 2, Lab Manager

  • Penn State University
  • University Park, State College, PA, USA
Full time Project Management Research Social

Job Description

The Group Identity and Social Perception (GISP; Lab in the Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a full-time Lab Manger to begin July 15, 2020, though slightly earlier or later is possible. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility for extension.

The Lab Manager will coordinate with project staff to help carry out a data-intensive, longitudinal experimental study examining identity processes involved in retention and attrition of Ph.D. students in STEM fields, as well as other studies being conducted in the lab. The Lab Manager will organize and monitor data collection, supervise undergraduate research assistants, and provide ongoing support to staff and participants (e.g., communicating with study participants, managing participant payments). The Lab Manager will work closely with the principal investigator (PI), Jonathan Cook and other project staff at Penn State, as well as co-PIs and project staff at Columbia and Stanford Universities.

Qualifications: Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology or a related field preferred. Desired qualifications include one or more of the following: an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in social psychology or a related field, competence with office productivity software, basic training in statistical analysis (or willingness to learn), and ability to program online surveys (or willingness to learn). Experience using statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS) is a plus but not required. The successful applicant will be highly motivated and a “big thinker” while remaining extremely attentive to detail. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Salary is competitive and health, dental, vision, and life insurance are included. Candidates should upload curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their research experience and skills relevant to this position, and the names and contact information for 2-3 academic references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength.


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