Lab Manager Position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Michael Rizzo

Apr 12, 2023, 3:37:19 PM4/12/23

Dear colleagues,

   I'm looking to hire a full-time lab manager to study children's social and social-cognitive development and assist in the creation of a new online platform for unmoderated research with children. I would really appreciate it if you forwarded this announcement to anyone who might be interested!

Thank you (and apologies for cross posting)!

Position Description

Prof. Michael T. Rizzo, Director of the Developing Equitable Minds Lab (DEML) and Developing Minds Online (DMO) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is hiring a Lab Manager (40 hr/wk).

The position entails coordinating research projects for the Developing Equitable Minds Lab and aiding in the creation of the Developing Minds Online platform – an online platform for conducting unmoderated, remote research with children (Rhodes, Rizzo, et al., 2020). This position is ideal for anyone looking to gain research experience, mentorship, and training in social or social-cognitive development, as well as anyone interested in leveraging cutting-edge methods for online research in developmental science. 

For sample projects, see Rizzo, Britton, and Rhodes (2022) and Rizzo, Roberts, and Rhodes (in press) or the Developing Equitable Minds Lab’s website.


  • Research Activities (developing and conducting studies with children and families)

  • Online Lab Development (feedback and testing of DMO, identifying novel areas for expansion/improvement, study management on DMO)

  • Team Management (recruitment and supervision of Research Assistants)

  • Lab Administration (purchases, IRB protocols, grant reports)

  • Community outreach and recruitment related roles (running social media, making promotional materials)


  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Computer Science, or related field (at time of appointment)

  • At least 1 year of research experience in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology

  • Ability to solve problems proactively, work independently, and lead/support/train undergraduate research assistants

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in research on social equity and justice

  • Experience in computer science or a strong interest in gaining this experience

To apply:

Please send a single document that includes your (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) list of at least 3 professional references to The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. Emails and phone numbers should be provided for all references. Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single pdf or Word document.

Additional Information:

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

  • One-year position with a possibility of extension

  • Flexible start-date between June 1st and August 14th 2023

Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.
Questions about this position can be sent to:

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Michael T. Rizzo
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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