The Learning and Development Lab directed by Dr. Elissa Newport has an open position for a full-time (40 hours/week) undergraduate research assistant (RA) for the summer with opportunity to continue part-time next academic year. The RA will provide support for ongoing research studies investigating how adults and children learn languages and how language is processed in the brain. Responsibilities may include creating and editing auditory and written language stimuli for use in behavioral and brain imaging experiments; programming experiments; data entry and analysis; recruiting, scheduling, and running study participants (both children and adults); attending community events to recruit interested families; and other duties as assigned. This paid position is an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience with developmental research in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience. For more information about the Learning and Development Lab’s research, please visit our website: https://cbpr.georgetown.edu/researchlabs/learningdevelopmentlab
The ideal candidate will be organized, reliable, and detail-oriented with prior coursework in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and/or cognitive neuroscience. Working knowledge of Excel is required. Experience with children is required. Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and in person to parents of prospective participants.
Please send resumes to Jaclyn Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.