Research Assistant Positions: Cognitive and Language Development (Carey)

Research Assistant Positions in Cognitive and Language Development
Prof. Susan Carey (Psychology/FAS), Laboratory for Developmental Studies
Spring 2018

The Carey Lab has several open positions for research assistants. The lab seeks to describe the knowledge of the world (e.g., physical, social, etc.) that infants and children are equipped with, the reasoning skills they can apply to that knowledge, and how both develop. Some questions being explored this semester are when kids learn logical operators (i.e., negation), how kids understand abstract relations, and the significance kids impart to imitation. Responsibilities and Expectations: Students will work with a primary researcher recruiting and scheduling child participants, testing children, conducting data analyses, and designing new studies. Students will be given individual and group training. They will also participate in lab-wide research meetings. Ideal candidates should have an ability to work with infants and young children. An interest in psychology is a plus. Responsible and professional behavior are essential. Ten hours per week is required. Additional Information: RAs can receive course credit. The research is conducted at laboratories within Harvard’s Laboratory for Developmental Studies in William James Hall and in Shannon; sometimes also at the Children’s Museum. To Apply: If interested, please email Nancy Soja (lab manager) at Include a cover letter, resume, and (unofficial) transcript. (posted 1/2018)