Research Assistant 1

Job description

Search #: 495175
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Research


Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Research Assistant position in the Language and Brain Lab (Emily Myers, PI) at the University of Connecticut. This position is supported by an NIH grant on the cognitive neuroscience of speech processing.

The University of Connecticut 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 brain injury, assisting with IRB compliance and lab and computer maintenance, coordinating undergraduate research assistant volunteers, and assisting with manuscript preparation.


BA/BS or MA in Psychology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience or related field, experience conducting research with human participants, excellent interpersonal skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Any of the following: skills working with a clinical population, especially people with aphasia; experience with fMRI, EEG, or TMS data collection and analysis. Experience with acoustic analysis of speech or eyetracking. Experience with experimental delivery software such as OpenSesame, PsychoPy, or Gorilla; and/or coding skills in Matlab or R.


The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable after the first year based on satisfactory performance and available funding. Preference will be given to a two-year commitment.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495175 to upload a CV, a letter of intent, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

For any questions, please feel free to contact the PI (Emily Myers) at [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but full consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2021. Start date is negotiable between now and October, 1 2021.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Apr 02 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 01 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time