Lab Manager/Research Assistant at the Hartley Lab, New York University


The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining affective learning and decision-making across development.


The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017 (ideally May or June). This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


The Lab Manager/RA's primary responsibilities include: (1) Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends) (2) Management and analysis of datasets (3) Experimental paradigm development (4) Lab administration including managing IRB protocols and training other lab members.


Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.


Additional highly desired qualifications include:

- Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

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

- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)

- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)


Interested applicants should send a CV, undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references, and a brief description of your interests and relevant experience to Catherine Hartley at cah369@nyu.edu.


New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Start date: May/June 2017

Application deadline: ASAP

Salary details: Paid. Full time.

Contact name: Catherine Hartley
Contact email: cah369@nyu.edu