The Lingo Lab at Michigan State University (directed by Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP) is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator. This person will play an integral role in a new, NIH-funded study on language processing and word learning in young children on the autism spectrum. They will have frequent interactions with a wonderful group of curious, committed, and supportive people, including students, researchers, and clinicians.

The position is ideal for a candidate who would like to gain experience in a research environment. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate day-to-day lab operations
  • Manage budget and purchase requests
  • Recruit participants and schedule research visits
  • Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate Research Assistants
  • Develop and maintain study protocols
  • Communicate with the Institutional Review Board
  • Develop stimuli for experiments
  • Assist with data collection and data entry
  • Oversee eye-gaze coding and transcription
  • Maintain lab website and newsletter
  • Help promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of respect

Essential Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders/Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, or a related field
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and seek consultation when needed
  • Dependability, trustworthiness, and cultural humility
  • Curiosity about research and evidence-based practice

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Prior research experience
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Web design, statistical analysis, and programming skills (e.g., in R)

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application: To apply for this position, please refer to posting #794048 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment opportunities website, https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should include 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references.

Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Direct questions to: Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP or Jenny R. Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

For more information, or to apply, go to:

https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/511287/lingo-lab-research-coordinator-research-assistant-i