The Emerging Language Knowledge (ELK) Lab is seeking two full-time Research Assistants. The lab, housed within Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE, works with toddlers who have delayed language development (late talking) and older children aged 3-6 years who have developmental language disorder (DLD). We focus on questions about language knowledge and language processing at the word, sentence, and discourse levels. Our primary data collection methods include experimental behavioral tasks, eye tracking, parent questionnaires and interviews, and language sampling.

Duties for this position include participant recruitment and scheduling, participant assessment, experimental data collection, assisting in experimental design and coding, maintaining lab records and manuals, ordering and organizing lab supplies and equipment, assisting in preparing presentations and manuscripts, and collaborating with other team members. Occasional, infrequent work on evenings or weekends may be required for participant recruitment events and data collection.

This position is a great opportunity for someone who wants to expand their research expertise in preparation for a masters or PhD program and to create a robust plan for professional development in collaboration with the PI. The position is funded for at least one year with the possibility of renewal. We hope for a start date in January 2024 but earlier or later start dates are also possible.

See for additional information and details on how to apply. Inquiries can also be directed to Justin Kueser at .