[CogSci] Research Assistant position at Brown University

Roman Feiman roman.feiman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 13:41:54 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

With apologies for cross-posting, please share with recent or
soon-to-be-recent undergrads, and please reach out with any questions.



*Research Assistant                                          *

*Brown University*

*Providence, Rhode Island*

The brand-new Brown Language and Thought Lab, directed by Dr. Roman Feiman,
is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to start in August, 2018. Review
of applications will begin immediately.

The lab will conduct research with adults, children, and infants,
investigating language comprehension, language acquisition, and conceptual
development. Because this is the inaugural year of the lab, the position
offers an opportunity to take an instrumental role in shaping a new
intellectual community, working closely with Dr. Feiman. The lab will be
embedded in a thriving broader research environment: the department of
Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University,
which is a multidisciplinary community that takes complimentary approaches
to the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language. The ideal candidate
would be on the path to graduate study in these fields, be intellectually
engaged, highly organized, and eager to take on both the academic and
administrative challenges of getting a new lab started.

The Research Assistant's primary responsibilities will include managing and
leading research projects in the lab: designing studies, preparing stimuli,
recruiting and testing infants, children and adults, coding data, assisting
with data analysis, and participating in the preparation of research for
publication. On the administrative side, responsibilities will include
setting up and maintaining systems for data and resource management and
communication within the lab, training and overseeing undergraduate
assistants, coordinating the use of space, organizing meetings, and
assisting with grant management and IRB documentation.


·        Bachelor of Arts/Science in psychology, linguistics, cognitive
science, or related fields

·        Prior experience working in a lab, working with children, and
managing others

·        Strong organizational skills, attention to detail

·        Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint

·        Experience conducting independent research (e.g. an honors thesis
project, an independent study) is strongly preferred, but not required.

·        Experience with eyetracking, and knowledge of R, Python, Amazon
Mechanical Turk (AMT), CHILDES and CLAN, E-Prime, Matlab, Filemaker, OSF,
and Slack, are all preferred but not required.

*To View More Details and To Apply*, please use this link to the position
on Brown’s Career Site:


Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the
position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents.
Please check the status of your application through the account you create
when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background
screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic
global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for
employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of,
gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally
protected status.

*About Brown*  (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island,
comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical
School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of
Professional Studies.  With its talented and motivated student body and
accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains
a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate
instruction.  Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many
cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community
service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities
located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and
education programs; details are available at:  http://www.brown.edu/about/
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