Research Assistant Position in Language Development

 

Research Assistant Position in Language Development
Professor Jesse Snedeker (Lab for Developmental Studies, Psychology/FAS)
Spring 2018


We study language development and processing in children and adults. Some examples of our current projects include investigating whether children and adults have similar theories about verbs, comparing the language development of bilingual and monolingual children, and understanding when and how children begin to understand logical operations like negation. Duties: RAs work one-on-one with a research mentor for 9 hours per week and attend one lab meeting (approximately 1 hour) per week. RAs recruit and schedule child and adult participants, test participants, code data, and create stimuli for new studies. Our ideal RA is reliable, organized, and comfortable with children. The position and RA training will begin the first week of classes and continue through early May, with the possibility to continue into Fall 2018 and beyond. While most RAs participate on a volunteer basis, students interested in work-study or course credit (Psych 1651r) are encouraged to apply. The only requirement is an interest in developmental/cognitive psychology and/or linguistics! To Apply: Please contact our Lab Managers Elizabeth Chalmers (echalmers@fas.harvard.edu) and Sarah Raulston (sraulston@g.harvard.edu) for an application. (posted 1/2018)