Job post: Human Research Technologist/Lab Manager – Center for Language Science at Penn State

The Center for Language Science (http://cls.psu.edu/) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Human Research Technologist/Lab Manager position. The Center for Language Science includes a highly interactive group of faculty and students whose interests include bilingualism, language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, language contact, dialectology and the linguistics of bilingualism. The job includes preparing materials for experimentation for behavioral studies, eye tracking, and electrophysiological studies, programming experiments and testing research participants using each of these methods, and performing statistical analyses using a range of software applications. The individual will be responsible for organizing the laboratory schedule, recruiting research participants, developing appropriate databases, and managing the laboratory operation, including oversight of equipment maintenance and website updating. Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of E-prime, SPSS, and MATLAB is desirable, as is experience with eye tracking and event related potential methods, but training will be provided for all technical methods and also for the conduct of research with human participants. The successful candidate will be a college graduate who has had laboratory experience as an undergraduate, preferably with both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods. Interested applicants should include in their submitted materials a listing of three names of references. Questions about the position can also be sent to Judy Kroll (jfk7@psu.edu). Although the start date is flexible, the appointment begin date will be no later than July 1. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/55522.

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