Junior Lab Associate Position in the KidLang Project of the NYU Neurolinguistics Lab!

The Neurolinguistics Lab (PI: Liina Pylkkänen) in the Departments of Psychology and Linguistics at NYU is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate for an NSF-funded project on the neural basis of language in elementary school children. The project uses magnetoencephalography for brain measurements and involves recruitment and science outreach in the New York City area. A BA/BS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science is required.

 The hired person would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments and a background in statistics and programming. A strong computation background is a big plus. Most important, though, is outstanding enthusiasm and ability to work with children and families from varied backgrounds, initiative, attention to detail, responsibility, and superb organizational skills. Additionally, the ability to get up-to-speed quickly with new tools and technologies, flexible working hours, and strong writing skills.

 The hired person’s role will involve recruitment, collecting and analyzing MEG and behavioral data, project administration, organization of data for release to the public, and write up of results for conference presentations and publications.     

 Our lab aims to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We have a deep commitment to diversity and encourage applications from underrepresented groups, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

 We are looking to start this position on June 1st, though there is some flexibility. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

 To apply, please submit an application using the following link: 


 Application deadline: open until filled 

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