The CLS is recruiting for a Lab Manager/RA position

The CLS is recruiting for a Lab Manager/RA position

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at Penn State seeks candidates for the
position of Lab Manager/Research Assistant. The CLS ( is
an interdisciplinary group of linguists, psycholinguists, applied linguists,
speech-language pathologists, speech scientists, and cognitive
neuroscientists who share an interest in language acquisition and
bilingualism. CLS researchers employ a variety of methods including
behavioral measures, eye tracking, electrophysiological studies, and fMRI.
Responsibilities for this position include assisting with a wide variety of
CLS research projects, managing the laboratory operations (including
equipment maintenance and participant scheduling), and providing support for
weekly meetings and other CLS events. Knowledge of E-prime, SPSS, and MATLAB
is desirable, as is experience with eye tracking and event related potential
methods. Training will be provided for technical methods, and also for the
conduct of research with human participants. All candidates should have
strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability
to manage multiple simultaneous projects, and a strong curiosity and
interest in language science research and methods.

This position is ideal for someone who has completed undergraduate studies
in a language science related field and wishes to gain additional laboratory
experience before applying for graduate school. The position typically requires an
Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is
preferred. The successful candidate will have had laboratory experience as
an undergraduate, preferably with both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience

Interested applicants should include in their submitted materials a listing
of three names of references. Questions about the position can also be sent
to Dr. Frances Blanchette ( Although the start date is
flexible, the appointment date will be no later than September 1, 2016. This
is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with
possibility of re-funding. Apply online at

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and
to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime
statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on
how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is
committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.