Job Summary

Primary responsibilities include conducting research and assisting with lab management duties under the supervision of Dr. Brunet. More specifically, the lab manager will maintain the Psychology and Neuroscience laboratory facilities. He or she will perform clerical duties such as order supplies, manage budgets, maintain schedules and calendars, update the laboratory’s website, etc. The lab manager will, after being trained to operate an eye tracker and an electroencephalography (EEG) system, assist undergraduate researchers while they collect data from research participants. The lab manager will also recruit participants for research, manage research participant consent forms and oversee compensation of the research participants.

Hours and Location: 30-40 hours/week: M-F; Millsaps Campus, Jackson MS.

Job Duties

  • Manage laboratory budget
  • Order and organize lab supplies
  • Conduct, monitor, and observe experiments
  • Train, aid and assist undergraduate researchers, when needed
  • Clean, maintain and prepare work areas
  • Edit and manage the laboratory website
  • Update and maintain calendars and schedules
  • Add/edit all documents necessary for laboratory experiments
  • Document informed consent form research participants
  • Manage compensation research participants

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to lead and maintain a laboratory without direct supervision
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to properly manage budgets and projects
  • Dedication to tackle new and exciting endeavors


  • BS/BA in science
  • Proficiency with Excel and spreadsheets.
  • Good digital and IT skills.
  • Preferred: previous exposure to research
  • Optional: knowledge of Matlab and/or Python

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references in email format to:

Nicolas Brunet, Assistant Professor of Psychology

The review of applicants will begin immediately.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

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About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.