Research assistant job at Florida State University Language and Cognitive Development Lab

The Florida State University Language and Cognitive Development Lab is looking for an energetic research assistant to help carry out an ongoing NIH-funded longitudinal study on language development. This full-time position with benefits involves working with young children and is an excellent opportunity for a student who wishes to gain more research skills before applying to a graduate research program.

This staff member will replace our current lab manager who has gained acceptance to graduate school, and will join two other graduate student research assistants who are currently working on this project. Specific inquires can be addressed to Dr. Arielle Borovsky directly: and applications should be submitted here

Essential requirements:
Undergraduate degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics or affiliated field
A strong interest in language development research
Enthusiastic about interacting with families and children in laboratory and community contexts
Meticulous attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to work independently and in a team
Strong technical trouble-shooting skills

Other desired skills:
Ability to create and edit multiple audio, video and image file formats
Scripting / programming experience
Experience with statistical software
Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP methods

Duties include:
Training and managing a team of undergraduate RAs
Recruiting and contacting families
Coordination of laboratory testing sessions
Maintaining equipment, lab space, databases, and participant records
Data management and analysis
Preparing stimuli
Administration of vocabulary, cognitive and eye-tracking measures
Assistance in grant management


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