Research Specialist I (Other)

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8647
Department Psychology
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, is seeking applications for a research specialist (i.e., a "lab manager"). See a description of her team's work, combining social psychology, field methodology, and behavioral policy interventions here:

The successful applicant will join an active and cohesive research group that includes postdoctoral associates and graduate and undergraduate students.

Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. The proposed start date is flexible, August or September 2018. Please submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately, and will continue until the hiring process is complete.


The research specialist will assist with many aspects of research, helping to plan, implement, and to manage data from field and laboratory experiments. Other important work will include conducting literature reviews; conducting data analysis; and contributing miscellaneous research support, including scheduling, assistance with grants and with ethics applications.

Applicants with various backgrounds, including computer science, sociology, economics, and political science, are welcome in addition to applicants with a background in psychology. Interest in and engagement with our laboratory's research is more important than disciplinary background. Other key applicant attributes include quantitative data analysis experience or computer programming, writing skills, and excellent organizational skills. If the applicant does not have an extensive data management or quantitative analysis background but knows some basic computer programming and is willing to learn, the position could include training. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups or first generation college backgrounds to apply--we are a diverse group and welcoming of all personal backgrounds. Finally, we look for someone who will share in our enjoyment of and enthusiasm for research, mentoring, and learning.


Essential Qualifications
-Bachelor's degree in psychology, economics, computer science, sociology, political science, public health, or related fields.
-Writing and editing skills.
-Strong managerial and organizational skills
The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Preferred Qualifications
-Previous research experience in designing and conducting field and/or lab experiments
-Quantitative analysis or data management or computer programming experience (Python, STATA, R)
-Grant writing experience

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

RSP, 010

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


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This is a one-year term position

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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
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