University of Rochester's Brain and CogSci department

Dear Colleagues,

 Please share with relevant young scholars and feel free to contact me with questions. 

This is for a one year full-time research staff position in the University of Rochester's Brain and CogSci department, starting as soon as possible! 


(More positions in my lab pending as I transition to Duke's Psychology and Neuroscience department in late summer 2016).


Apologies for cross-posting.




The Rochester Babylab is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to help with a big NIH-funded longitudinal study on language development (the SEEDLingS Project; PI Elika Bergelson). 

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The study entails working with families in a year-long study (from when infants are 6 months until they are 18 months). The staff member would be joining two other full-time staffers and a large team of RAs working on this project. 

The researcher's duties will include:

*running home visits, 

* managing a team of RAs doing annotation of the data,

* helping with in-lab eyetracking experiments, 

* data processing, coding, and analysis,

* vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures, 

* miscellaneous aspects of project upkeep.

This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development. 


The lab manager's contribution would potentially lead to authorship on papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.


* BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field
* strong independent work ethic

* previous research experience in a cogsci, psych, linguistics, or related research lab 

* Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment.

* Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families

* Reliable access to a car (mileage for home visits is reimbursed!)

* Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job

Other desiderata:

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. Python),

* experience interacting with infants and families

* eyetracking experience (desired but not required)


The position begins July 2015 and continues through the summer of 2016 (at which point the Bergelson lab will be moving to Duke University's Psychology and Neuroscience Department, where there will be further employment possibilities for full time staff).


Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA and relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to with the title "Seedlings Staff Position".


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of July if not sooner.