Director of Research

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States


San Francisco Bay Area Research Lab Seeks Director of Research

Connection Lab is seeking a full-time Director of Research to manage our research lab in the exciting and explosive areas of positive psychology ( The ideal candidate will bring senior-level experience, strong motivation,  and be a self-starter who is able to exercise leadership and broad autonomy, and act as a thought partner to help solve problems through a combination of strategic vision and strong administrative expertise. Deep understanding of technology and experience publishing in scholarly peer-reviewed journals is a must. 

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

·     In collaboration with Founder/Principal Investigator, develop and manage a robust research program, including research agenda and the conceptualization and design of research studies.

·     Create and manage research project timelines, tasks and activities. 

·     Supervise (and hire as needed) research staff, including a senior research scientist and research associates and assistants.

·     Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques to support research activities and advise and direct research staff.

·     Write and edit scholarly articles, papers, conference presentations, reports, and issue briefs. 

·     Produce PowerPoint presentations and various forms of data visualization, including tables, maps, and graphics. 

·     Complete other duties as assigned.

Education And Experience

·     Doctoral degree in psychology, educational psychology, social work, or associated field with an emphasis in research. 

·     At least 5 years, post-PhD, experience in managing a research program.

·     Publishing and professional conference presentation experience. A strong record of publications and grant writing is ideal.

·     Strong quantitative skills, and qualitative research skills ideal.

·     Experience managing a research program and supervising research staff.

·     Exemplary writing and editing, including facility in using APA style.

·     Knowledge of and experience in quantitative data analysis software such as SPSS, R, or STATA. Ideally also has experience using qualitative analyses software such as NVivo.

·     Ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly

·     Discretion, creativity, maturity, and good judgment.

·     Ability to be team player and work in a virtual collaborative environment while also working independently on assigned tasks.

·     Strong written and oral communication skills.


·     Highly attractive/competitive salary with full benefits package. Annual salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest plus a CV to

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest plus a CV to