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Job Announcement: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Title: Lab Manager – MIT Linguistics
Rank: Manager
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.4980
Date Submitted: 28-Nov-2012
Job Description: Lab Manager – MIT Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT has an opening for a full-time Lab Manager in Linguistics. Responsibilities include equipment and software maintenance as well as technical and programming support for the Experimental Syntax and Semantics Lab (ESSL; http://web.mit.edu/hackl/www/lab/) and the Phonetics and Phonology Lab, participant recruitment, database management, and proctoring for experimental research projects in syntax, semantics, and language acquisition, undergraduate and graduate student training in experimental tasks and techniques (statistical analysis, programming experimental scripts), and IRB support.

Qualified applicants should have a BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science, a solid background in statistics and some programming ability in Matlab, Python, and R.

Preferred start date is March 2013, but this is negotiable. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter, CV and names and contact information for three references at the application URL below.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2391
Contact Information: Professor Martin  Hackl
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