Lab Manager, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
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Lab Manager, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College

Georgetown's Department of Psychology, established in 1967, is an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing psychology at the levels of mind, brain, and society. We strive for excellence in our scholarship and teaching, and we seek to cultivate in our students a dedication to the highest standards in their endeavors. We are committed to collaboration within and across disciplinary boundaries, and to sustaining professional links with relevant local, national, and global organizations.

The Department of Psychology's Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience is research aimed at addressing questions that include: How do people understand what others think and feel? What drives us to help other people? What prevents us from harming them? We tackle these questions using multiple approaches that include functional and structural brain imaging in adolescents and adults from both typical and special populations, as well as behavioral, cognitive, genetic, and pharmacological methods. Current research projects include behavioral and brain imaging investigations of altruism among living altruistic kidney donors and stem cell donors, and behavioral and brain imaging investigations of the roots of conduct problems in children and adolescents.

The Lab Manager (LM) engages in a range of functions pursuant to carrying out empirical research, analyzing data, grant applications and applying for approval for research by oversight bodies. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the LM has duties the include but are not limited to;

  • Collects and processes laboratory data and assists the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI) in the preparation of presentations and manuscripts. 
  • Coordinates the scheduling, budgeting activities, and administrative tasks for the laboratory
  • Interacts in person and via email and phone with human subject participants, the PI, graduate students in the laboratory, and laboratory staff member.
  • As assigned, leads and direct the work of others, such as undergraduate student workers and graduate student volunteers.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 year of experience working in psychology or neuroscience research laboratory
  • Quantitative abilities sufficient to complete preliminary data analysis
  • Human interaction skills for running subjects
  • Organizational skills

This is a position of greater than 6 months.

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