Accepting Applications for Lab Coordinator (Part-time paid position)
Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition (RISC) Lab (
Faculty: Luis M. Rivera, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology
Application deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023
Interviews: Week of August 28, 2023
Position starts: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 (approximately)
Benefits and salary: Competitive student hourly wage and paid vacation/sick time off

Seeking a part-time (~20 hours/week) Lab Coordinator (LC) for the RISC Lab. The LC will assist with designing and conducting complex experimental studies on the social cognitive processes that underlie the expression of bias and it role in the self, identities, and promotion and maintenance of social inequities (e.g., health disparities).

Job Duties: Under the primary supervision of Dr. Rivera, responsibilities include: managing the overall and daily running of the RISC Lab, program computerized and web-based data collection studies, coding data and running preliminary analyses on data, general upkeep of lab and its equipment and software, managing lab website and web-based pre-screening of human participants, preparing human subject protocol applications, database management, communicating information on behalf of the lab and its members with university and non-university professionals, training research assistants and overseeing their general performance, participating in weekly lab meetings, conducting literature searches, and, when necessary, serving as an experimenter who guides participants through an experiment’s procedures.

Minimum Requirements: An undergraduate or graduate student (from any discipline) with excellent managerial, technical, analytical, verbal and writing skills. Must have sufficient computer literacy to easily learn specialized computer implementations of experiments and to manage data. Must have excellent organizational skills and enjoy the challenges of a workload that involves engagement in multiple research projects. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and interface between the faculty supervisor and his colleagues within the department, university, and outside. Must have the ability to take initiative and to function independently and as a member of a team. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. General knowledge of SPSS (and/or Excel) is strongly desirable, but not required. Finally, we prefer applicants with some experience in a laboratory setting and course background in psychology, but not required. This is an excellent opportunity for students who wish to pursue or are pursuing graduate training in any of the sciences or related research fields (but applications from student outside of the sciences are okay too).

Application: Electronic submissions only. By Friday, August 25, 2023, e-mail (a) a one-page cover letter, (b) resume, (c) a list of three references, and (d) a copy of transcript(s) to Dr. Luis M. Rivera, Professor of Psychology, All interviews will be held the week of August 28, 2023, and the position will start as early as Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

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