• Research Lab Manager

    Requisition # 2018-9161
    Date Posted 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Andlinger Cntr for Energy/Env
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Work Schedule
    Name of Lab
    Professor Elke Weber
  • Overview

    The Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL), directed by Professor Elke Weber, is an interdisciplinary lab at the intersection of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Policy, and the Psychology Department. BSLP brings together researchers of varied backgrounds to shed light on the psychological foundations of real-world decisions, with a focus on issues relating to energy and the environment. Decisions made by engineers, policy makers, climate change negotiators, and members of the general public. Our methods range from process-tracing in controlled lab and virtual-lab experiments, to field experiments in real-world settings, to using big data, and include both quantitative modeling and qualitative approaches.  The research is founded on the idea that psychological theory needs to interface with social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and engineering to effectively address large-scale societal problems, such as climate change. 


    The lab manager will report directly to the lab director, Professor Weber, and work closely with postdocs, graduate students and lab staff.  The position will supervise the research specialist (lab coordinator).  The lab manager will facilitate and coordinate many aspects of BSPL research initiatives.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Design research surveys and experiments, typically web-based, which includes programming, developing, testing and implementing online research projects.
    • Analyze data and write up results. Is responsible for ensuring the data is collected, cleaned and coded appropriately.
    • Create the IRB (human subjects) proposals and renewals; ensure timely submissions.
    • Perform scientific literature reviews and gather publication citation lists.
    • Set lab meeting schedules; manage ongoing projects.
    • Provide work assignments to research specialist and ensure successful completion of projects.


    Education:  Bachelor degree (BA or BS) in relevant field required.


    Experience:  3-6 years’ experience in academic research lab, preferably behavioral science.  Must possess strong managerial and organizational skills, with the ability to manager several concurrent tasks. Proficient in MS Office. Qualtrics and R programming language is preferred. Knowledge of linear models, analysis of variance and data visualization methods is strongly preferred. Familiarity with big data is a plus.


    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

    ASR, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Comments Related to End Date

    one year position, with possible renewal based on funding and performance

    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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