RA position at University of Delaware/Nemours; MMN project on speech perception

The Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics Research Laboratory at Nemours Biomedical Research in Wilmington, Delaware is seeking a research assistant to work on a grant-funded project on children with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). This is a one year collaborative project between Nemours and Dr. Arild Hestvik’s Experimental Psycholinguistics Laboratory at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The project will use a variety of behavioral, audiological, neurological, and electrophysiological (ERPs) tests to investigate the speech processing skills in children with APD. The research assistant will be responsible for coordinating recruitment efforts between Nemours and the University of Delaware; scheduling research participants; obtaining consent, administering behavioral and electrophysiological (ERP) experiments; coding, post-processing and analyzing experimental results; managing experimental documentation and database, including writing protocols and reports; and administrative duties.

This project involves working with young children, and requires regular travel to University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware to test children. The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, linguistics, hearing science, cognitive science, or related field, experience working with children, an ability to communicate and interact with children and parents who may be unfamiliar with scientific research, as well as a one year commitment to this position. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience with ERP methodologies, be punctual, well-organized, motivated, attentive to details, have excellent interpersonal skills, be capable of working independently as well as with research team members.

Experience with E-Prime, EGI Net Station and HydroCel Geodesic Sensor Nets, and MATLAB tools for EEG signal processing preferred. We are looking for applicants who are interested in basic and applied research. The position is ideal for someone wishing to get a year of research experience before applying to graduate school.

To apply, please send your CV/resume, cover letter, two letters of reference or the names and contact information of two references.

For more information, contact Dr. Kyoko Nagao at kyoko.nagao@nemours.org. Position will remain open until filled.


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