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Micro Research Associate/Pre-Doc Intern, Organizational Behavior

Detailed Job Listing:


STARS Requisition: 79895BR
University Job Title: Intern, SOM
Department Job Title: Micro Research Associate/Pre-Doc Intern

Grade: 00

Duration: One year from date of hire with extension to two years possible

Position Focus: 

Supports research in Micro Organizational Behavior (OB). Works under the supervision of Associate Director of Initiative on Leadership & Organization (ILO) and Yale School of Management OB Micro faculty on research related to leadership, group processes, social norms, dis/advantage, merit, fairness, status, power, culture, and gender and racial inequity.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Performs a variety of duties involving the design of research studies and collection of data.
  2. Develops and manages a participant database comprised largely of community members.
  3. Assists with participant recruitment, scheduling, and oversight.
  4. Submits and maintains IRB protocols.
  5. Oversees budgeting and ordering of lab equipment.
  6. Designs, runs, and analyzes online and laboratory-based experiments.
  7. Contributes to data analysis, data-checking, and the preparation of summary reports, figures, and tables. Interprets research findings and provides conclusions and recommendations.
  8. Contributes to manuscript writing and preparation.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, experimental software (e.g., Qualtrics), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA, or SAS).
  2. Candidates must be good communicators with all levels of project staff, from research assistants to faculty and respond to day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently.
  3. Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with an ability to work on and manage multiple research projects.
  4. Central interest in the study of organizational behavior, social psychology, or a related discipline, and should have an interest in the research conducted by one or more of the supervising faculty.
  5. At least one-year of research experience working in an organizational behavior, social psychology, or a related field of behavioral science research setting (e.g., involvement in research labs as a research assistant).
  6. Proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, equity, and excellence.


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or a related field. Skills in photo editing (e.g., Photoshop), data visualization, and data scraping. Experience overseeing an experimental research study.


  • Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
  • Product Excellence – Provide the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
  • Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement
  • Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.

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