Lab Manager, Language Development and Perception Labs at the University of Maryland College Park

Faculty Assistant: LAB MANAGER

The Language Development and Perception Labs at the University of Maryland College Park, seeks a lab manager, someone with a gift for organization and a passion for bringing order out of chaos. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in science and who wants to gain experience in a research environment. The manager is responsible for coordinating the activities of a dynamic research laboratory that explores a range of issues, including language development, word learning, the effect of noise on children’s development, early diagnosis of autism, and even the effects of concussion on hearing and speech.

The manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the lab and an associated research grant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: research assistant supervision, overseeing data collection and coding, stimulus construction and design implementation, interacting with parents, managing data transfer across research sites, overseeing a large participant database, and lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, etc.) 


The successful candidate will have outstanding communications skills, both written and print, and proven organizational ability. She or he will have a demonstrable ability to learn rapidly, complete tasks accurately, and maintain the daily activity of a small, but complex organization. Attention to detail is critical. Experience with children and proficiency with statistics, web development, video coding, and experiment presentation software are a plus. Successful experience overseeing and mentoring undergraduate research assistants is another plus. Minimum requirements are

a Bachelor's degree in psychology, hearing & speech science, cognitive science or related field, and at least one year of research experience, with prior experience in infant laboratory testing procedures preferred. 

The position is full-time with benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please complete the online application at (job position #115970). Required materials include a letter of application, resume, and names, telephone, and email addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible. This is a full- time position beginning summer 2015, and will be available for up to 5 years, with continuation past the first year based on performance and availability of funds. For questions, contact Dr. Rochelle Newman (301-405-4221) or

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.