Job alert! Stay tuned!

I will soon be hiring for 2 full-time positions at Duke University! These positions will be ideal for someone who just graduated from undergrad, would like to go to grad school in psych, but wants a bit more research experience before applying. I hope to have these positions officially posted soon, for a Summer start date (interested candidates can email me and I’ll send the link to apply when it’s available).

Here is the unofficial job description:

The Belief, Affect, and Behavior Lab (BABLab), directed by Dr. Patty Van Cappellen at Duke University seeks a full-time lab manager/data technician for a 12-month funded position. The lab manager/data technician will work closely with the PI to perform the research activities of grant-funded projects in the psychology of religion and emotions working on topics related to hope, empathy and intergroup prejudice/prosociality. For more information on the lab, the PI’s research, and the specific project on empathy, see:

In addition, the lab manager will also be involved in facilitating research at the Duke Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC), which Dr. Van Cappellen directs. The IBRC is a large interdisciplinary research facility serving faculty and students in social and behavioral sciences. The IBRC provides the infrastructure (laboratory space), equipment (laptop, software, cameras), support (training, research assistant program), participant access (community participants pool), and limited funding to facilitate social and behavioral research. You can find more information here:

This position is ideal for individuals who wish to go to grad school in the near future. I am looking for someone who is passionate about research and has interest in the lab’s topic. I give the opportunity to my staff to present at conferences and to become co-authors on journal manuscripts. We will do a lot of research together as a team and you will be involved from start to finish on most projects! Start date can be arranged with me and is expected to be around September 1st, 2023. *it is expected for the candidate to move to NC and be in person, in an office on Duke campus.*

Work Performed:

– Assisting in designing and running a series of experiments with human subjects related to multiple grant-funded projects

– Maintaining IRB records

– Managing and training a team of undergraduate research assistants

– Cleaning and analyzing data

– Assisting in writing manuscripts

– Assisting with media outreach

– Assisting in general administrative activities as requested including planning lab meetings

– Support research activities of the IBRC including registering new lab users, approving studies and resource requests, and scheduling lab rooms.

– Maintain a database of community members and students who wish to participate in paid research at the IBRC.

– Manage funds for payment of participants.

Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate background in psychology with previous research experience, including SPSS or R and scientific writing. Experience with the following is desirable, but not required: Excel, Qualtrics, CloudResearch or Prolific, Psychophysiology data collection software and equipment such as Mindware or Biopac. Seeking candidate with excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, extremely efficient in email correspondence, ability to work independently, and ability to juggle multiple varied tasks.

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