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New York University Junior Laboratory Associate (Dillon Lab) in New York, New York

The Lab for the Developing Mind (, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate to begin early summer 2024. Please submit applications by March 1 for full consideration.

Areas of investigation in the lab include: early emerging knowledge about objects, people, and places; symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning in geometry; pictorial and linguistic production; and the relation between human and machine intelligence. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults. The Department of Psychology at New York University offers a rich intellectual community in the developmental and cognitive sciences.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $38,000 - $40,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer.

A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Flexible working hours are also required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python)

  • Strong artistic skills, including university-level coursework in the fine arts or facility with design software (e.g., Blender, the Adobe Suite)

  • Experience with scientific outreach

  • Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

    Interested candidates should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references.

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