Position title and description: Full time Research Coordinator

Name of department/lab  Northwestern University, Dept of Psychology/Sandra Waxman’s infant lab (Infant and Child Development Center)

Name of supervisor Sandra Waxman

Closing date – July 15, 2021



Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development. 


We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG.  The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.


Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platforms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.


Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.


Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to  We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled

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