Research Specialist I

Princeton, Mercer County
Jun 18, 2014
Position Type
Position Summary: The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. Start date is negotiable. The research specialist will participate in all aspects of projects on language learning in diverse groups of infants and young children, including typically developing children, Spanish/English bilingual children, and children with communication delays or disorders. Primary responsibilities will include: (1) developing stimuli for experiments; (2) testing infants and young children in various language research techniques; (3) coordinating participant recruitment in and around Princeton and Trenton, NJ; (4) mentoring undergraduates; and (5) setting up and maintaining operations of the labs through general administrative duties. The final candidate must successfully pass a background check. Include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for two references. For more information, please email Casey Lew-Williams ( Applications will be reviewed immediately, and review will continue until the hiring process is complete.

Essential Qualifications: - Have a demonstrated interest in cognitive science - Get along well with other people - Have excellent communication skills with young children and families - Be able to write clearly for any audience - Be able to get tasks done efficiently - Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently - Bachelor's degree in psychology, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or related cognitive science fields

Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with eye-tracking methods - Experience with SPSS, R, Excel, or other statistical software - Experience with Photoshop and audio/video editing programs - Fluent Spanish speaker (desired, but by no means required) This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, pending satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.