Parent-Child Specialist at the NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center/Woodhull Medical Center

Under the supervision of Larisa Heiphetz, the lab manager will provide assistance with research in Columbia’s Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in our lab focus on children’s and adults’ religious and moral cognition, the development of intergroup attitudes, and perceptions of the criminal justice system. The lab manager will assist with research and perform administrative duties. Typical research responsibilities include creating stimuli, recruiting participants, collecting data, and entering/coding results. Typical administrative responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a participant database, ordering supplies, and facilitating the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation). In addition to assisting with on-going projects, the lab manager will have an opportunity to develop his or her own studies. This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and possibility of further renewals for additional years. Start date can be arranged with the PI and is expected to be sometime between May 1st, 2017, and September 1st, 2017. Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.


Minimum qualifications (applicant MUST meet these minimum qualification to be considered an applicant):

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related discipline (degree must be received by the start date)

Eligibility to work in the United States


Preferred qualifications:

Research interests in social cognitive development, religious cognition, moral cognition, intergroup attitudes, and/or the criminal justice system

Prior research experience



Salary will be based on Columbia University’s guidelines. The lab manager will also be eligible for benefits; see [].


To apply, please e-mail the following items in one PDF to lah2201 (at) columbia (dot) edu:

A cover letter (1-2 pages) describing research interests and past research experience, CV, Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references, Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Salary details: Paid. Full time.  

Start date: TBD

Contract duration: 1 year minimum

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