Social Learning Lab

Stanford University

Joining Our Lab

Lab Manager position -- TO START SUMMER 2019


The Social Learning Lab (SLL) welcomes enthusiastic, motivated individuals to apply for a lab manager position to start in summer 2019. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of running the lab and conducting research.

The goal of our research is to understand the cognitive underpinnings of our ability to learn from others and help others learn. We employ a variety of methods, ranging from behavioral studies with infants and children, in-lab and online studies with adults, and neuroimaging (fMRI). These studies are often accompanied by computational models that formalize the underlying cognitive processes that give rise to observable behavior.

Job Description: We are looking for someone who would feel comfortable being involved in all aspects of research and take good care of general lab business. Examples of lab business include (but are not limited to): maintaining computer software/hardware, managing databases, training and coordinating undergraduate RAs, participant recruitment, stimuli construction, and outreach activities. The lab has off-campus research sites in public museums, and the job will involve regular visits to these sites. Opportunities to develop independent research projects will be available.

Requirements: A BA or BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or in related fields would be helpful but not required. We will consider research experience (particularly in cognitive development or cognitive neuroscience), quantitative background (statistics, data analysis), and technical skills (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, Javascript), organizational skills, and communicative abilities in the selection process. (Note: The applicant should be eligible to work in the US as a full-time employee).

This position will be posted as a one-year position. However we expect the position to be held for at least two years; renewal will be contingent upon performance.

Instructions: Note that we ask all applicants to submit their answers to a list of questions as part of the application. Please download and complete this form (saved as YOURLASTNAME_APPLICATION.pdf), and email it with your CV (saved as YOURLASTNAME_CV.pdf) to sll [dot] stanford [at] gmail [dot] com. To ensure consideration, please apply by February 1, 2019.


Summer Internships in the Social Learning Lab


We often accept students as summer interns through the following programs, and you can find instructions for applying to these programs on their websites (linked below).

Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) Summer Internship: see the CSLI website

Stanford Psychology Summer Program: see the PsychSummer website

Stanford Symbolic Systems (SymSys) Summer Program: see the SymSys website

Summer Research Early Identification Program: see the SR-EIP website

In addition to these programs, we will review applications for volunteer/for-credit research assistants. To apply, please send your CV and this form (saved as YOURLASTNAME_APPLICATION.pdf) to Grace Bennett-Pierre (lab manager) at sll.stanford [at] gmail [dot] com by March 1, 2019 .