The Florida State University Language and Cognitive Development Lab

The Florida State University Language and Cognitive Development Lab is looking for an energetic research assistant to help carry out an ongoing NIH-funded longitudinal study on language development. This full-time position with benefits involves working with young children and is an excellent opportunity for a student who wishes to gain more research skills before applying to a graduate research program. This staff member will replace our current lab manager who has gained acceptance to graduate school, and will join two other graduate student research assistants who are currently working on this project.  Specific inquires can be addressed to Dr. Arielle Borovsky directly:  and applications should be submitted here:


Essential requirements:

Undergraduate degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics or affiliated field

A strong interest in language development research

Enthusiastic about interacting with families and children in laboratory and community contexts

Meticulous attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to work independently and in a team

Strong technical trouble-shooting skills


Other desired skills:

Ability to create and edit multiple audio, video and image file formats

Scripting / programming experience

Experience with statistical software

Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP methods


Duties include:

Training and managing a team of undergraduate RAs

Recruiting and contacting families

Coordination of laboratory testing sessions

Maintaining equipment, lab space, databases, and participant records

Data management and analysis

Preparing stimuli

Administration of vocabulary, cognitive and eye-tracking measures

Assistance in grant management