Job Description

The newly established Kid’s Socioemotional Development in Context (KID) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin directed by Dr. Laura Quiñones Camacho, is seeking a full-time lab manager to start in August 2022. The lab’s research integrates developmental, behavioral, sociocultural, psychophysiological (RSA, PEP), and neuroscience (EEG, fNIRS) approaches, to advance our understanding of socioemotional development and risk for psychopathology in diverse children. The lab manager is expected to support the PI in all aspects of the lab's day-to-day function. Extensive training and close supervision will be provided. This position is particularly appropriate to candidates hoping to increase their research training prior to applying to graduate school.  The position duration is currently one year with the chance to renew contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Exact start date is flexible, but August 2022 is the ideal start. Along with a current CV and references, please include a letter of interest describing your prior relevant experiences and future academic/research goals. You can contact Dr. Laura Quiñones Camacho ( with additional questions.

Applications can be submitted here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.


The lab manager will be expected to

  • Conduct general administrative duties (e.g., purchasing and setting up, equipment, developing lab manuals)
  • Preparing IRB protocols and maintaining IRB compliance
  • Work with new and existing staff to coordinate the day-to-day operation and management of research projects, including recruiting and scheduling participants.
  • Develop and implement protocols for maintaining data quality, including outreach and follow-up with participants.
  • Clean, process, and code datasets
  • Assist with conference presentations and research publications

​Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development and Family Sciences, or related field.
  • Effective time management and attention to detail
  • Experience and comfort communicating with families and children under 10-years-old.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication.
  • Willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends to accommodate family schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish fluency (speaking and reading/writing) – strongly preferred
  • Experience collecting EEG, fNIRS, or RSA/PEP data – strongly preferred.
  • Experience with child data collection and data entry
  • Experience with recruitment and data collection in under-represented samples.
  • Proficiency with statistical and programming languages/software (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, java, python)
  • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g., Qualtrics), and basic office software suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).