The Language Acquisition Lab at the Department of Linguistics at MIT is seeking a motivated and intellectually-engaged Research Assistant/Lab Manager for research on language acquisition in typically developing children. The RA/Lab Manager will be responsible for managing and coordinating projects related to a collaborative NSF-funded grant on semantic acquisition, as well as other projects relating to syntactic, semantic and pragmatic development.

Responsibilities of the RA include: preparing stimuli, being a liaison between the lab and families, preschools and museums, testing participants, assisting with data analysis, training undergraduate research assistants, maintaining and coordinating use of equipment and space.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a CV, and names and emails of three references via the online application.


Review of applications will begin immediately for a flexible start date between June 15th and July 1st, 2021. Applications received by April 15th will receive best consideration.