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Apply to be a Lab Assistant at the Behavioral Science for Policy Lab

Open Position: Lab Assistant (part time)

The Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL) is located at the intersection of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Policy, and the Psychology Department. As an interdisciplinary lab, BSPL brings together researchers with varied backgrounds in order to shed light on the psychological foundations of real world decisions, with a focus on issues related to energy and the environment. This might include 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 use of big data, and include both quantitative modeling and qualitative approaches.  The research is founded on the idea that psychological theory needs to interface with other social sciences, physical and biological sciences and engineering to effectively address large-scale societal problems, such as climate change.

The lab assistant will facilitate multiple aspects of BSPL research initiatives, reporting to the lab manager and working with affiliated postdocs and graduate students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the design of web-based surveys and experiment, including programming, developing, testing and implementing online studies;
  • Help to collect, clean, code and analyze data; assist in writing up results
  • Assist in literature reviews and compiling citation lists
  • provide other administrative tasks as assigned.

Applicants must include a resume that demonstrates educational accomplishments, coursework, and work experience.  Provide a cover letter that includes contact information for at least one academic and/or work reference.


  • Bachelor’s degree helpful.
  • Experience and training in behavioral science research is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Qualtrics, and R programming language is a plus.

Submit an application through Princeton University’s career portal.