Research Position Available at NYU

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Junior Laboratory Associate 


Psychology Department and Linguistics Department


New York, NY


The Neurolinguistics Lab (PI: Liina Pylkkanen) in the Departments of Psychology and Linguistics at NYU is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate for an NSF-funded project on the neural basis of language in elementary school children. The project uses magnetoencephalography for brain measurements and involves recruitment and science outreach in the New York City area. 

Our lab aims to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We have a deep commitment to diversity and encourage applications from underrepresented groups in higher education.

Responsibilities for the position include recruitment, collecting and analyzing MEG and behavioral data, project administration, organization of data for release to the public, and write up of results for conference presentations and publications.     


– A Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology,

Neuroscience, or a related field

– Outstanding enthusiasm and ability to work with children and families from varied backgrounds 

– Initiative, attention to detail, responsibility and superb organizational skills 

– Ability to get up-to-speed quickly with new tools and technologies

– Flexible working hours

– Strong writing skills

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

– Experience with psycho- or neurolinguistic research

– Experience with EEG or MEG research

– Background in statistics and programming (Python, Matlab, R)

– Experience with scientific outreach

– Experience interacting with children and families in educational or research settings.

Application Instructions  

Interested applicants must apply through the following Interfolio link:

Please submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for two references

Appointment terms

The position is available immediately. The position is for an initial one-year appointment and is potentially renewable until August, 2022. Salary for the position is $40,000 annually.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.  New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. *********************************************
Liina Pylkkanen
Professor of Linguistics and Psychology
New York University
10 Washington Place Rm 605, New York, NY 10003

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