We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).
The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.
You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk
Closing date: 7 June 2017.
This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.