Bilingual Research Assistant, Language Learning Lab at Stanford

Community Research at Stanford: Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant

The Language Learning Lab at Stanford University seeks a full-time bilingual Spanish/English Research Assistant (RA) to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team conducting a community-based parenting intervention with Spanish-speaking families.  The RA will work closely with parents and children as part of the team responsible for designing and evaluating a new intervention program called the Habla Conmigo Academy.

Responsibilities include recruiting participants, interviewing parents, collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, and assisting with data management and research-related organizational tasks.  The research techniques we use include eye-tracking to assess toddlers' language processing skills, video recordings of mother-child interaction to assess caregivers’ engagement style, and all-day LENA audio recordings to assess children's early language environment at home.  The RA will work both at our community lab in Sunnyvale and at Grail Family Services in San Jose - our community partner organization -  as well as participating in weekly research meetings and seminars at our main lab on the Stanford campus.  This position offers the opportunity to  develop valuable research skills in an innovative intervention study designed to support parents and children in vulnerable immigrant families. 


Salary (with excellent benefits) is competitive and commensurate with experience


- BA/BS in social sciences required, advanced training preferred

- Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish and English) 

- Exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

- Ability to follow research protocols and procedures with precision

- Individual initiative and a positive and professional attitude

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Experience working with infants and children

- Experience working with low-income ethnically diverse families

- A valid driver's license is necessary

Email address for applications:

Please send your resume and a cover letter which you briefly address the following questions: 

1) Are you a native Spanish-speaker? If not, what qualifies you to work with Spanish-speaking families?

2) What experience have you had working with Spanish-speaking families and/or diverse populations?

3) How do your skills and training fit the requirements of this position?

4) How does this position fit with your career goals?