RA position at Stanford
Lab manager In Anne Fernald's research group at Stanford University Social Science RA position in the Department of Psychology to conduct research on the development of spoken language understanding by infants and young children. Primary responsibilities include running experiments with children from 6 months to 5 years of age; coding and analyzing data; maintaining detailed research records; developing experimental stimuli; training and supervising undergraduates who help with testing and coding. This position is centered at our main lab on the Stanford campus where studies with English-learning children are the focus. However, our research group also runs a flourishing community lab where we work with Spanish-learning children, and a mobile lab van in which we conduct outreach studies with English-learning children living in diverse circumstances. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Minimum two-year commitment. Start date: Spring 2010 Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include B.A. degree in Psychology or related field; previous research experience working with children; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; facility with computers and software such as Excel, Photoshop, SPSS. This is an excellent training opportunity for an energetic and highly motivated person interested in early language development who would like to join a dynamic research group. Please send a letter describing your research experience and goals, a resume and unofficial college transcript, and a list of references to Chris Potter firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and we are hoping to fill this position as soon as possible.