The Purdue University Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLAMA) lab is hiring a full-time lab manager to start in Summer 2020. The lab manager will work closely with Dr. Borovsky on a number of projects that explore how young children learn words and process language. Position summary: The Laboratory Coordinator will assist in research and general lab duties in the Purdue Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLaMA) laboratory. The position will be based in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Training potential: Dr. Borovsky is deeply committed to the further development of the candidate’s research skills and potential, and prior laboratory managers and students in her lab have an excellent track record of gaining entry into graduate programs in a variety of fields. The successful candidate will meet regularly with Dr. Borovsky to discuss career objectives, and will be encouraged to enhance their training by participating in the broader scholarly community and other professional development activities. These activities include the potential to make leading contribution to conference and scholarly works and develop an individual research project. The research assistant will join a collegial community of researchers who study language development and disorders, and will have the opportunity to interact with other faculty, graduate students, research associates, and speech-language pathologists. Required:
* Bachelor’s degree * Experience in a lab environment * Demonstrated interest in language development research * Ability to work independently and in a team environment * Strong time management skills and the ability to organize priorities among multiple tasks * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Meticulous attention to detail * Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills * Ability to support occasional needs within the community and at the community laboratory in Indianapolis Preferred:
* Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders, cognitive science, psychology, linguistics or another closely related field * Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP methods * Scripting / programming experience (ideally in R / Matlab / Python or similar) * Ability to create and edit multiple audio, video and image file formats * Experience with statistical analysis
Major responsibilities are to:
* train and coordinate a team of undergraduate level research assistants * support protocol development and data collection in language learning experiments using a variety of methods including standardized assessments, surveys, behavioral coding, eye-tracking, event-related potentials, and computational modeling * manage data and analysis * coordinate and schedule laboratory testing and resources * maintain equipment, lab spaces, participant registry, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) records * support occasional needs outside of the laboratory (typically once per month) at our community laboratory in Indianapolis and through community recruitment and outreach activities in the greater Lafayette area Address specific inquires to Dr. Arielle Borovsky directly: <> and applications should be submitted online at: