Duties: The Penn Infant Language Center (D. Swingley, PI) studies language acquisition in infants and children. The lab is seeking a research specialist / lab manager to oversee all aspects of language development studies in the lab. The lab manager will train and supervise students and oversee general lab administration including IRB protocol maintenance. Other duties include programming experiments, data collection and processing, and preliminary data analysis. The lab manager will also serve as a liaison to parents of participants, as well as local businesses and non-profits involved in our research network.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in psychology or an allied field such as cognitive science, neuroscience, or linguistics.
The ideal applicant would demonstrate high attention to detail, have excellent interpersonal skills, and exhibit strong technical and analytical skills. Familiarity with the R and/or Python programming languages is preferred. Experience with eyetracking systems is also preferred but not required. Coursework background in developmental psychology, phonetics, or computational linguistics preferred but not required.
Reference Number: 02-30785
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research