Research assistant position in developmental psycholinguistics

Department of Linguistics at University of Washington is looking to fill a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant position. This position is funded by a NSF grant awarded to Akira Omaki, who will be joining UW Linguistics in Fall 2016. Starting date for the position is September 1st in 2016.

This person will be expected to take a leading role in research projects in psycholinguistics and language development, including material preparation, participant recruitment, testing and analysis of studies of language comprehension and learning in adults and children. Methodologies include behavioral and eye-tracking measures (reading as well as listening comprehension). This person will also play a key role in the management of the brand new language processing and development lab. The ability to interact with lab members, participants, parents and children who visit the lab will be highly valued.

An ideal candidate would be an individual with a BA degree who is interested in gaining significant research experience as preparation for a research career in linguistics, cognitive science, or psychology. Applicants should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. Applicants with programming skills as well as relevant research experience in psycholinguistics or language acquisition research are preferred.

In order to apply, candidates should visit the UW Human Resources webpage for this position:

This page contains the full job description and salary information, as well as a link to the application page. On this application page, candidates should provide the requested information, and the resume should include information about their research interests, research experience, as well as the contract information of researchers who worked with the applicants and could provide reference.

The application deadline is March 11, 2016. Any questions about this position should be directed to Akira Omaki (


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