Research Assistant 1, Language and Brain Lab

Job description

Job Title: Research Assistant 1, Language and Brain Lab
Job ID: 2018488
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Research Assistant 1 position in the Language and Brain Lab (Dr. Emily Myers, PI) at the University of Connecticut. This position is supported by an NIH grant on the cognitive neuroscience of speech processing. UConn has a large and vibrant community of researchers with expertise in speech, language, and hearing. The Language and Brain lab is situated immediately next door to the Brain Imaging Research Center, equipped with a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI as well as TMS and in-scanner EEG.

This individual will have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of research project, including collecting and analyzing data related to the cognitive neuroscience of speech perception. Responsibilities will include designing experiments and collecting data from typical individuals as well as individuals with language disorders, using standard behavioral methods, eyetracking, and fMRI. Further responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and coordinating testing of individuals with aphasia, assisting with IRB compliance and lab and computer maintenance, coordinating undergraduate research assistant volunteers, and assisting with manuscript preparation.


  1. BA/BS or MA in Psychology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience or related field
  2. Experience conducting research with human participants
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  1. Experience with fMRI, EEG, or TMS data collection and analysis
  2. Experience with acoustic analysis of speech or eyetracking
  3. Experience with experimental delivery software such as E-Prime or PsychoPy
  4. Experience working with people with aphasia or other acquired language disorders
  5. Coding skills in Matlab or R


The initial appointment will be one year, with subsequent employment contingent on funds and performance of the candidate.


Please upload a CV, a letter of intent, and the names of three professional references via UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an anticipated start date of July 2018. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018488)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 29, 2018.

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Posted: 3/31/2018
Application Due: 4/30/2018
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