The Language and Aphasia Laboratory of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) has openings for a BA/BS-level research assistant, beginning Spring or Summer of 2011. Under the direction of Dr. Myrna Schwartz, the laboratory conducts NIH-funded research on normal and aphasic language processes, with emphasis on word and sentence production. Our RAs gain valuable experience with language-impaired patients, are trained to administer clinical measures of aphasia and to conduct and analyze experiments with patients. Learning opportunities also include state-of-the art lesion analysis and applications of computational modeling.
Applicants should have strong academic backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience or linguistics, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience, particularly in cognitive psychology, speech and hearing sciences, or linguistics. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. and contact information for three references to Dr. Erica Middleton: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 215-663-6783; mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, 60 Township Line Rd., Elkins Park, PA, 19027.