Join our team

Join our team

We are a small team of researchers, designers, and educators—all committed to advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. Our work makes schools better places for students to learn and flourish.

Excellence is a temporary achievement, not a status. We learn from our mistakes, depend on one another, leverage our diverse perspectives, take initiative, and give feedback early and often. Each day, we seek to exemplify the very character strengths that we promote.

Benefits and perks

All full-time positions offer competitive salaries and include full benefits with 100% employer-sponsored healthcare and 403(b) with employer match.


Character Lab has a “one-roof” policy, as we believe our best collaborations happen in one space together. Therefore, all positions are full-time in our Philadelphia office.

Research Partnerships Manager

Character Lab is looking for a Research Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the Director of Research Partnerships, they will support Character Lab Research Network’s (CLRN) data management and liaise with both external and internal partners to develop efficient systems for collecting and disseminating research data. They will also prepare and manage communications regarding research projects on the network, ensure project timelines are met, manage Character Lab’s open science initiatives such as coordinating preregistration, and manage Character Lab’s internal research. The Research Partnerships Manager will ensure that data management is running smoothly for our partner school districts and research collaborators. This person will come into a role where they can combine their passion for research and education with their skills in project management and communication.

We are looking for an individual who has hands-on experience with research, data collection and data management. To thrive within our small and dynamic team, the individual must be capable of juggling multiple projects at once, embracing time management, and spotting areas to improve process inefficiencies.

Character Lab Fellow

Character Lab is seeking applications from recent graduates, with no more than two years of professional experience, to join our team for a year-long fellowship program. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this full-time, salaried Fellow position. People who identify as part of these underrepresented groups are also underrepresented at Character Lab, and this fellowship is one of several ways we are working to bring more diverse voices to our organization. 

As a Fellow, you will receive an introduction to all aspects of Character Lab by supporting various departments, and have opportunities to discover what field of work aligns with your interests while rapidly developing new skills. 

During this fellowship, you will report to the Director of People Operations, who will guide you in your exploration of all departments at Character Lab.  She will act as a mentor throughout the program and in your subsequent job search or placement into a new role at Character Lab at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

The ideal candidate is an adaptable, critical thinker who takes initiative in everything they do. Additionally, they are able to successfully manage multiple projects at once, exhibit strong time management, and demonstrate highly effective communication to thrive within our small and dynamic team. Recent graduates with backgrounds in any field of study and work are encouraged to apply.