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 2019

The Carey Lab has one open position 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 how kids learn numbers.
. Responsibilities: 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. Requirements and Expectations: 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. Other Information: 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. RAs can receive course credit or work study. To Apply: If interested, please email Nancy Soja (lab manager) at Include a cover letter, resume, and (unofficial) transcript.(posted 1/2019)