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Director of Research

Connection Lab
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
April 08, 2021


Director of Research

Connection Lab

Who We Are:

Connection Lab is a small behavioral research laboratory that operates fully remotely. We aim to produce high-quality research that focuses on increasing people’s well-being. Our focus is on the idea of self-connection, but we also deal with related topics including individuals’ values and meaning in life.

Who We Are Looking For:

Connection Lab is seeking a full-time Director of Research to join our research lab and to help further research on self-connection and well-being. The ideal candidate will bring senior-level experience, strong motivation, and be a self-starter who is able to lead the lab to success.This person will have significant research experience and be able to work alone and in a team to complete research studies and to produce high-quality publications and presentations.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

● In collaboration with the Founder of the lab, manage a robust research program

● Lead projects from start to finish, including generating research ideas, designing studies, recruiting participants, analyzing data, and disseminating results

● Supervise (and hire, as needed) research staff

● Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques to support research activities

● Keep current on research that is relevant to the lab’s foci

● Contribute to an ongoing series of publications and presentations resulting from the lab’s research

● Complete other duties, as needed

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

● Doctoral degree in psychology or a related social or behavioral science field

● At least 5 years, post-PhD, experience in managing research programs and teams

● Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national conferences

● Comfort working both as a team and independently on various research tasks

● Ability to work entirely remotely on all research tasks and projects

Ideal Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

● Extensive knowledge of at least one area of positive psychology/well being, broadly defined

● Knowledge of and experience using various data analysis software, including SPSS, R, and NVivo.

● Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to both academic and non-academic audiences

● Experience with mixed methods research, including both qualitative and quantitative designs

● Willingness to represent the lab at regional and national/international research conferences

What You Get:

Should you join us, you will have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives by aiming to increase their well-being. You will be able to do so in a flexible work environment and in an arrangement that best suits your life and professional goals. For your hard work, you will receive competitive compensation that includes a generous benefits package.

If this sounds like you, please send a letter of interest and a current CV to