Brown University Museum Researcher in Providence, Rhode Island

Job Description:

This part-time position will engage in data collection, maintenance, and analysis regarding the museum research detailed in NSF grant Collaborative Research: Belief revision in early childhood: Learning about learning in the lab and museum. Also the Museum Research Assistant (MRA) will act as a liaison between the lab at Brown University and the Providence Children’s Museum.


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education or related field required.

  • Master's degree preferred

  • At least two years of experience working in a museum setting beyond university-based data collection required.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Knowledge of research in cognitive development or education broadly construed.

  • Experience with research in informal learning, visitor studies, or evaluation of museum exhibits preferred.

  • Experience working with statistical and coding software, such as SPSS and datavyu preferred.

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Job Posting Title:

Museum Researcher


Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Grade 8

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Part time

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