Name of Lab: Gaab Lab

Name of Supervisor: Nadine Gaab

Closing Date: September 1, 2021


The Gaab Lab ( at Harvard works at the intersection of neuroscience, education, EdTech, and policy. We focus on typical/atypical learning trajectories with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. We are seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator to oversee the daily operations of the lab.

The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Organization and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
  • Coordinating the day-to-day running of the lab: developing and overseeing project timelines, coordinating in-person and virtual meeting logistics, preparing agendas, assembling meeting materials, documenting meetings, acting as the administrative contact to all stakeholders, managing correspondence, managing contact information, developing and maintaining methods for organizing information including files, databases, and other systems
  • Preparation of IRB documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team
  • Serving as a member of the Leadership Team: coordinating the activities of the various national and international project work streams, supporting and managing logistics of professional development learning opportunities
  • Supporting researchers with implementing research activities
  • Management of the lab budget and other financial administrative tasks
  • Coordination of hiring and temporary payroll of graduate students, staff, or temps
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of support staff, students, interns, and temps
  • Will have an opportunity to contribute to stimuli design, data analyses and/or publications

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, or a related field and three years of relevant work experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, office organization, attention to detail and use of current technologies is a must. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with faculty, students, and administrators at all levels are required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or education research desired. This position demands initiative and the ability to work flexibly on multiple tasks simultaneously under minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. The start date will be ASAP. We will prioritize applicants who are interested in a two-year commitment. We will review applications until the position is filled. All interested applicants should email a resume/CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position”