Metcalf Infant Research Laboratory in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University

The Metcalf Infant Research Laboratory in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University invites applications for a one-year (with possibility of renewal) NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Under the direction of James Morgan, the lab is pursuing a longitudinal study of spoken word recognition skills and pre-school language outcomes, examining how individual differences in spoken word recognition abilities in toddlerhood may be related to earlier cognitive abilities, speech perception skills, and input quantity and quality, as well as how such individual differences are related to later developmental outcomes in both healthy full-term and pre-term children.
 
Qualifications include a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Psychology, or related area completed before starting the position. Research experience with infants and/or young children is expected, as is familiarity with statistical methods of analyzing longitudinal data. Ability to speak Spanish as well as English is a plus, but is not required. The majority of subject testing is carried out either in participant’s homes or in our mobile laboratory; therefore, a valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.
 
The position can begin as early as June 1, 2016, but the start date is flexible. Salary is based on NIH standards. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Informal inquires may be sent to James_Morgan@brown.edu . Interested candidates must submit application materials electronically at: https://Apply.interfolio.com/35102 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a brief description of background, qualifications, and research interests, 1-2 writing samples, and the names of three references with contact information.
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