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Lab Manager

Apply now Job no: 508396
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The CoMMLab ( at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University is seeking a Lab Manager to coordinate research in the area of networked justice and open source software development. The Lab Manger will join a team of scientists working to diversify participation by women, trans, and nonbinary people in Network Science, including using and developing code to contribute to the igraph open source network analysis software package. 



Primary responsibilities will include research administration, including project management, scheduling and running multi-site meetings, managing the lab’s website and social media presence, facilitating workshops, writing reports, and assisting with other aspects of our scientific and creative work. The ideal candidate will have experience creating and editing videos and online educational materials for STEM learners.



Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in computational social science, communication studies, media studies, design, or a related field. Strong communication and organization skills, excellent time management, and experience creating multimedia projects is essential. Prior experience with R and/or python is a plus, though a willingness to learn is all that is required. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and interest in the social science research process.  


This is a grant-funded position that is renewable for up to two years pending satisfactory performance. Starting date is negotiable, beginning as early as Oct 2021.  Successful candidates should plan to relocate to Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA, although the position may start remotely if needed. Compensation is competitive and includes benefits. Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who can contribute to the project’s mission to broaden participation in Network Science by women, trans, and nonbinary people are especially encouraged to apply. 


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, work sample and the names and contact information for 2 references to with Lab Manager Application in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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