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Lab Manager Position

The Mind & Development Lab at Yale University, directed by Dr. Paul Bloom, is seeking a Lab Manager with a start date in July or August 2020. The position is full-time with benefits. A two-year commitment is preferred. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants, aiding in the testing of subjects, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, and working in a collaborative fashion with the faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral students to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the research activities. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The job would be ideal for someone highly motivated to undertake graduate study in psychology or the cognitive sciences. The successful candidate will be a core member of a vibrant and collaborative research environment and will also benefit from the broader intellectual community at Yale. For more information about Yale’s psychology department, visit http://psychology.yale.edu 

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Psychology or a closely related field, experience with children, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience managing others. Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently while also being comfortable managing and working with others.

To apply, please send (as a single PDF document) a CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to labmanagersearchyale@gmail.com. The letter should briefly describe your research experience and should include the name and contact information of at least two academic references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received but full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 25, 2020. The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented minority applicants are encouraged. Yale University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

2020 Summer Internship

Applications for our annual, summer internship program are closed. This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.


Check back in January 2021 for next years internship!


Who can apply? Undergraduate students at all stages and from all universities, around the world, are welcome to apply- including those graduating in 2020. The internship is best suited for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. 

Internship Requirements: The internship runs full-time (40 hours per week) from the first week in June to early August. To be fully considered for the 2020 Summer Internship, ALL application materials must be received by March 20th, 2020, midnight EST.

For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Alexa Sacchi, at minddevmanager@gmail.com

Please note: It is highly encouraged to apply for outside funding from one’s own university, and we are happy to support these applications. Additionally, there may be some funding available through the lab if funding cannot be achieved through one’s own university.  

Summer 2019 Summer Interns!

Semester Research Assistants

During Fall and Spring, Yale undergraduates may join the Mind and Development Lab, either for course credit, or as a volunteer. Students typically spend 8-10 hours per week assisting with research in the lab, as well as attending weekly lab meeting. Research Assistant activities may include:

  • Running participants in lab, school, and museum settings
  • Attending weekly lab meetings & reading scholarly journal articles
  • Designing stimuli and new experiments
  • Inputting and analyzing data
  • Calling parents to schedule visits with their children

If you are a Yale student interested in working as a research assistant during the academic year, please contact the lab manager Alexa Sacchi at alexa.sacchi@yale.edu

Students from outside universities (UNH, Quinnipiac, SCSU, Gateway Community College, etc) who live in/near the New Haven area may also apply as research assistants during the academic year. These applications will be assesed on a case-by-case basis.