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Research Coordinator

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021
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The (BSPL) in the has an opportunity available for a research coordinator. The research coordinator will facilitate and coordinate many aspects of BSPL research initiatives, which includes methods ranging 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 research coordinator will report directly to the lab manager, and work closely with affiliated postdocs, graduate students and lab staff. The research coordinator will facilitate and coordinate many aspects of BSPL research initiatives including supporting the lab manager in hiring, training, and management of research specialists and casual hourly research assistants and interns.

The research coordinator will also be charged with external communications to collaborators and the public on particular research projects.


Provide support for the research group, BSPL. Support research projects, such as creating research study materials and scientific protocols, conducting background research, including literature reviews and citations. Manage ongoing research projects of the research group and orchestrate organizational tasks.

Design research surveys and experiments, which includes programming, developing, testing and implementing online research projects. Collect, process, and analyze data. Write up results and contribute to and edit scientific manuscripts.

The position will support hiring and managing of the BSPL's research assistants; manage their work assignments, and that of the BSPL research group consisting of casual employees, graduate students, and undergrads to ensure successful completion.

Onboarding and training all new members of the lab with a special focus on research assistants and interns. This responsibility would include providing new hires with an orientation of lab resources and processes as well ensuring that new hires have the resources needed.

Maintain the BSPL website and other organizational resources. Ensure that the lab resources are optimally organized and clearly accessible to all members of the lab.

Expand the lab's external communication capabilities through establishing a social media presence and soliciting op-eds from lab members.



Bachelor's degree or equivalent

3-6 years work experience in academic research lab, or equivalent educational experience with masters' degree or relevant undergraduate thesis project with one year experience

At least one year of research experience in a relevant area including: psychology, economics, business, public policy, organizational behavior, consumer behavior, with experience using a data analysis program such as R, SPSS, or SAS

General knowledge of social science research methods, statistics, and experimental studies with human subjects

Must possess strong managerial and organizational skills, with the ability to manager several concurrent tasks

Self-motivated, highly organized, conscientious, and good team player

Excellent communication, management, and administrative skills

Proficient in MS Office


Masters' degree in relevant field preferred

Research management and administration experience

High degree of proficiency in R

Experience using Qualtrics

Experience using participant management platforms such as MTurk and Prolific

Some experience training research interns

Princeton University is an 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.

Standard Weekly Hours:


Eligible for Overtime:


Benefits Eligible:


Probationary Period:

90 days

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