LINGUIST List 29.2571

Mon Jun 18 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, Penn State University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 18-Jun-2018
From: Giuli Dussias <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, Penn State University, USA
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University or Organization: Penn State University
Department: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Job Location: , USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Coordinator/Lab Manager

Job Rank: Other; Research Coordinator/Lab Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Research Coordinator/Lab Manager (Human Research Technologist 2)
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Research Coordinator/Lab Manager to work under the direction of Dr. Giuli Dussias. The Department includes a highly interactive group of faculty and students whose interests include bilingualism, language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, language contact, and language variation.

Responsibilities for this position include preparing materials for experimentation for behavioral studies, eye tracking and electrophysiological studies, programming experiments and testing research participants using each of these methods, and performing statistical analyses using a range of software applications. The successful candidate will also be responsible for organizing the laboratory schedule, recruiting research participants, developing appropriate databases, and managing the daily laboratory operation (which include oversight of equipment maintenance, lab maintenance, equipment orders, updating different websites, requesting updates for existing IRB protocols, and submitting new IRB protocols). Skill and experience with programs such as ELAN, E-prime, Ibex Farm, MATLAB, Praat, or Python is desirable. Experience with R, eyetracking and/or ERP/EGG preferred. Experience with Brain Vision software desirable. Training will be provided for the conduct of research with human participants. Candidates should have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and a strong curiosity and interest in language science research and methods. Knowledge of and experience working with Spanish is highly desirable.

We welcome applications from candidates with an MA degree or higher in any of the disciplines that contribute to the study of experimental psycholinguistics and the study of language more generally. Minimum qualifications typically require an Associate’s Degree or equivalent plus two years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and the name of three individuals who could provide reference letters. The cover letter should include information about the candidate’s research interests.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The appointment is scheduled to begin no later than September 01, 2018. Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. Giuli Dussias at the contact email below.

This is a fixed-term position funded for one year with possibility of renewal.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Giuli Dussias

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