Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Part-time RA/Lab Manager Job Opportunity at NYU

Applications are invited for a half-time RA/Lab Manager position (NYU title: “junior research scientist”) as part of an NIH-funded research project in the Psycholinguistics and Aphasia Lab ( at NYU in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Research in the lab focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie speech and language production, spanning normal processing as well as acquired impairment to these systems. The funded project explores the extent to which non-invasive neuromodulation – specifically transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) – can be used to enhance speech motor learning in unimpaired and impaired speakers.

The research scientist will work closely with the PI on a regular basis, but will also be required to work independently. The position involves a wide variety of responsibilities including subject running and recruitment, stimulus development, experiment implementation and execution, administration of standardized tests for language and non-verbal cognition, data analysis, preparing and renewing IRB protocols, and minor administrative work. The position will provide some interaction with both unimpaired adults as well as individuals with acquired speech and language impairment subsequent to neural injury. It will also provide training in some basic statistical analysis, speech recording, acoustic analysis, and tDCS.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, linguistics, speech & hearing sciences, or a related field, with a solid background (coursework or otherwise) in research methods, design, and testing.  The ideal candidate will be hardworking, reliable, and energetic, with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. S/he must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, seek assistance when appropriate, and be able to work with a diverse group of people. Prior experience with EPrime, Excel, and R is preferred, but not required. The candidate must be proficient in Windows based applications, with excellent written and oral communication skills are important assets.

A minimum one year commitment is required for this part-time (~20hr/week) position. The position is available starting ASAP. Interested candidates should email: (i) a letter outlining their background and interests, (ii) their CV/resume, and (iii) the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Adam Buchwald at Questions about the position are welcome. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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