[CUNY2011] Post-Doctoral Position And Research Assistant Positions Available at UPenn

John Trueswell trueswel at psych.upenn.edu
Mon Aug 22 16:09:30 EDT 2011

Please post the following and pass along to anyone who might be interested.
John Trueswell

Two full-time positions are available to work with Professors John
Trueswell and Lila Gleitman at the University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia.  One is a Post-Doctoral Position and the other is a
Research Assistant Position.


DESCRIPTION:  Professors John Trueswell and Lila Gleitman, from the
University of Pennsylvania, are seeking to hire a post-doctoral
researcher to work on a research project entitled the Development of
Online Sentence Processing in Children. This individual is expected to
take a lead role in designing and conducting experimental work on word
learning and/or child sentence processing.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to participate fully in the
intellectual life of the lab. The researcher is also expected to
contribute to the interdisciplinary group of cognitive scientists at
the University of Pennsylvania, which includes faculty, post-docs and
students in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and related

The position is available immediately and is for an initial period of
one year with potential extension for an additional year.  One does
NOT have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science
or a related field is required. Research experience within this area
is expected and familiarity with eye tracking methods is beneficial
but not required.

TO APPLY: Candidates should send a CV, samples of written work and
three letters of recommendation to: John Trueswell at Department of
Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Solomon
Lab Bldg., Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6241 U.S.A.  Materials and letters
can instead be sent electronically to trueswel at psych.upenn.edu.
Sending material by email is greatly preferred. Review of materials
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


DESCRIPTION: The research labs of Dr. Lila Gleitman and Dr. John
Trueswell are hiring a full-time research assistant for one year,
starting as soon as possible, to help implement a large-scale project
examining early word learning in children.  Primary duties include
overseeing the development of an annotated video corpus of
parent-child interactions, assisting lab members and the PIs in the
running of child language experiments, developing experimental
materials, and data management/analysis for this project. Additional
duties include the coding of videos for their linguistic and
non-linguistic properties. Salary level depends on prior experience
and is expected to be $28,000 to $30,000 plus full-time University
benefits. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible. The
University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Linguistics,
Computer Science, or Cognitive Science is preferred. Experience is
required in video editing software (Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere),
Microsoft Excel, and basic statistical analysis software (SPSS or R).
Prior experience in psychology research is a plus. Experience with
praat (phonetic analysis software) is desirable.

TO APPLY:  Individuals interested in this position must apply on-line
at: www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/  .   Search open staff positions for Job
Reference Number: 110831315.   Please include a resume and at least
two reference contacts with your application.

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