Job Announcement: Lab Manager (Research Associate)

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511

Project Director: David J. Lewkowicz, Ph.D.

 

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Lab Manager (Research Associate) position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the Language Learning and Multisensory Brain (LLAMB) lab co-directed by Drs. Richard Aslin and David Lewkowicz (https://llamblab.haskins.yale.edu/). The lab investigates the cognitive and neural bases of language learning and development using behavioral (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS) techniques in typically developing infants, children, and adults. The lab’s research program is currently supported by two NIH grants, an NSF grant, and a grant from the Gates Foundation.

 

The successful candidate will work primarily with Dr. Lewkowicz and staff members on a project investigating the development of auditory-visual integration from infancy to adulthood using eye-tracking measures (supported by NSF grant BCS-1946115) and covert attention using EEG frequency-tagging (supported by NIH grant HD-103931). The successful candidate will be involved in on-site data collection at the Haskins lab as well as occasional off-site data collection at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, CT. Duties associated with this position include experiment design & stimulus generation, participant recruitment (infants and children) via the Yale Baby School (https://babyschool.yale.edu/), in collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (Drs. Linda Mayes & Helena Rutherford) and the Yale Psychology Department (Dr. Nicholas Turk-Browne), participant testing, supervision of online experiments, coding of experimental sessions, data management, and management of IRB protocols.

 

Requirements include:

• BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field

·   highly attentive to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, can work independently & with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting research environment, and must enjoy interacting with children and their parents

 

Additional highly desirable previous experience with:

• human research, particularly with infants or children

• eye-tracking devices (Eye-Link, Tobii)

• neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)

• experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-Prime, Presentation, PsychoPy)

• on-line data collection platforms (e.g., Lookit)

• statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 

• data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)

·   video editing (e.g., Adobe Premiere, After Effects)

 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator () with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please include “LLAMB Lab (Lewkowicz)” in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 (a later start date is possible). Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis.  Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with Yale University and the University of Connecticut.  Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.