PROJECT MANAGER/LAB MANAGER POSITION AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Newport Learning and Development Lab
AVAILABLE DURING SUMMER 2016
This is a full-time position as Project Manager, working for Professor Elissa Newport in the Learning and Development Lab, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery at Georgetown University, and assuming primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a complex, active research laboratory studying language learning and pattern learning in young children and adults. Duties include participating in the design of experiments; preparing audio and video stimuli for new experiments; contacting undergraduate subjects and recruiting and interacting with day care centers to find adults, children, and families to participate in the research; scheduling the adult and child subjects; running subjects in experiments in the lab and on-site at day care centers; analyzing data from these experiments; writing up detailed summaries of the design and results of each study for our records; and performing other research tasks in the lab. The project manager will also recruit, select and supervise undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with all these tasks. Multiple projects will be running simultaneously. The project manager will oversee the conduct of all these studies, reporting to and working with Professor Newport on planning, execution, and completion of the studies, and will be directly responsible for supervising the other researcher assistants and for contacting each of the facilities to make these projects and sites all function smoothly for the completion of multiple studies. If interested, the project manager will also assist in a separate project on pediatric stroke recovery and will be trained in neuropsychological testing and fMRI scanning and analyses.
Interested candidates should contact Professor Elissa Newport at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.