The Bergelson Lab at Duke is seeking1-2 *postdoctoral* researchers.The Bergelson Lab studies language acquisition, with a focus on early word learning. Research projects in the lab investigate both the relation between word learning and other aspects of linguistic representation (phonetics, syntax, prosody) and the interface between word learning and
socio-cognitive development writ large.Researchers in the lab will use *corpus* methods to analyze the SEEDLingS Corpus <http://bergelsonlab.com/seedlings/index.html> (a rich longitudinal audio/video/comprehension/production corpus), and *behavioral* methods (e.g. eye-tracking, discrimination, and production studies) to query infant language development.
* strong statistics/analysis background
* knowledge of relevant software & programming tools (e.g. Praat, Python, Audacity, Datavyu, R)
* evidence of publication-quality dissertation research
* experience in human research design and implementation (cognition and/or developmental psych, cogsci, linguistics, and related fields)
* coursework and research expertise in *more than one* of the following:
psycholinguistics, longitudinal data analysis, statistical modeling, corpus research, spoken language comprehension, eyetracking analysis, language production, individual differences research, automated speech recognition,
visual saliency analyses
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Bergelson Postdoc Application” and the following items:
a) current CV (including names and contact details of 3 references)
b) dissertation summary (1-2 pages)
c) letter of Interest highlighting how your research background complements the labs’ interests.
Applications will be reviewed beginning *May 1st* and will continue until 1-2 suitable candidates are selected.Start date negotiable, preferably between 6/1/17 and 9/1/17. PhD must be in-hand at start of postdoc.
The Bergelson Lab at Duke <http://bergelsonlab.com/index.html>, an NIH and
NEH funded lab in Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team as *lab manager*. The lab’s focus is on
language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development.
The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level.The lab manager’s duties will include:
* managing a team of RAs in various annotation-related tasks for the home recordings in the SEEDLingS Corpus
* scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults,
* data processing, coding, and analysis,
* vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures,
* miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development.
The lab manager’s contribution would potentially lead to authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.
* BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field
* strong independent work ethic
* previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab
* Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment
* Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families
* Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job
* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation
* basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),
* experience interacting with infants and families
* eyetracking experience (desired but not required)
The position begins *June or July 2017. *This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension.
Applicants should send a *CV* (which includes GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references) and a *cover letter *to firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> with the title
“Bergelson Lab Manager Position”.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of May if not sooner.